Cinema of New Zealand: Sleeping Dogs (1977) Review

Sleeping Dogs is a landmark film for the cinema of New Zealand. It kick-started the countries very own new wave cinema movement and it heralded the arrival of two new voices with director Roger Donaldson and star Sam Neill.

But away from all that, it’s also just a really good thriller. The pacing is occasionally uneven but the film is certainly never boring. The beautiful cinematography and explosive action sequences disguises the film’s low-budget roots while Donaldson’s passionate direction shines throughout.

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100 Words or Less – Event Horizon

Title – Event Horizon Released – 1997 Director – Paul W.S. Anderson Starring – Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Joely Richardson, Jason Issacs Review – After a special ship, the Event Horizon, goes missing a group of diverse characters are sent to find out what happened. Event Horizon has a really interesting Sci-Fi/Lovecraftian horror theme throughout, making it feel very unique. That’s not to […]

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Escape Plan (2013) Review

“You hit like a vegetarian!” Finally. Schwarzenegger and Stallone in a movie together. Sure, they were in The Expendables together but not for very long and those movies, however awesome, were basically a big joke anyway. This is the first time we’ve seen them properly together, kicking ass together, and they’ve never been better. Unlike a lot […]

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