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Jojo Rabbit

When the premise for Jojo Rabbit was revealed – it’s the story of a boy and his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler – people were understandably concerned. But Taika Waititi is no stranger to portraying serious issues in his films, and through his comedy exposes not only the ridiculousness of Nazi ideology but why it was […]

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Is Rian Johnson set for mediocracy or brilliance with Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

It is a worrying conundrum for film lovers everywhere. Big studios are increasingly turning to arthouse and indie directors to bring the latest multi-million dollar visions to the big screen. It makes sense of course; like any other successful business, the likes of Marvel Studios and their parent company, Disney, need to source the best […]

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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok left me conflicted. While the film kept me thoroughly entertained for the entirety of its roughly two-hour run time, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of disappointment. As with many of Marvel’s recent offerings, Thor: Ragnarok is very formulaic, providing no real surprises in its story. This doesn’t make the movie bad […]

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi’s follow-up to 2014’s excellent What We do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople centers around Ricky, a seemingly troubled child who is passed from foster family to foster family by an uncaring child protection agency before finally settling in a scenic slice of New Zealand bushland with loving Aunt Bella and her […]