Before watching this documentary I had heard of Nina Simone but I didn’t know much about her (other than she was a jazz/blues singer) or her career, and I had only heard one of her songs previously (My Baby Just Cares For Me). So I was intrigued when I stumbled across this while searching through… Continue reading Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?
I had been waiting to see this film for some time and was very lucky to discover it was showing at The Embassy in Wellington as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. Wellingtonians are always enthusiastic supporters of such festivals and this particular screening was no exception. The theatre was packed - not… Continue reading Review: The Farewell
Let me begin by saying that I fully understand that this movie takes place in a ‘musical hyper reality’ - a fantasy version of Baltimore in the 1960’s. All the events and storytelling decisions have to be viewed with that context in mind. This ‘hyper reality’ works for certain aspects of the movie but pushes… Continue reading Review: Hairspray
I have to confess that I stopped watching Marvel movies after Avengers: Infinity War - I was that disappointed in it but that is a whole other story for a future blog post perhaps (for those who loved it … sorry but I didn’t). So as a result I gave Captain Marvel a miss when… Continue reading Review: Captain Marvel
Ok. I am going to abandon all semblance of a balanced, in-depth and objective examination of Paddington and its sequel for a moment as I make the following announcement …. FIND THESE FLICKS AND WATCH THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! They are the most wonderful, delightful, special and surprisingly emotional movies I have seen in… Continue reading Review: Paddington 1 and 2