Kiwi journalist Dave Farrier normally covers special interest entertainment stories. At the start of the documentary, he finds his latest quirky pursuit – Competitive Endurance Tickling; He tries to glean some more information on the ‘sport’ and the organisers, and it turns into something a lot less innocent
In the 1970s, ‘Captain Fantastic’ wouldn’t have been made. Forget the description of rape to an 8(ish) year old, or open conversation about mental health; the real issue would be Writer/Director Matt Ross’s criticism of capitalism and open attitude to lifestyles preached by ‘dem commies!
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen for the third installment of the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay. Katniss wakes up to find the world is in chaos once more, as a rebellion rises from the ashes of the explosion her arrow caused in the quarter quell.
I went this week to the advance screening of Foxcatcher, a biopic about Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz’s (Channing Tatum) grooming by multi-millionaire Jon DuPont (Steve Carrell) in attempt to come out of his brother Dave’s (Mark Ruffalo) shadow.
The film was directed and co-produced by Bennett Miller and very oddly at that. Here’s what i noticed about it:
Gold strikes me as a film that could have went to edgy, risk filled places but decided against it. I didn’t come home praising it from the rooftops, but it is a film that would pass the evening. But would I pay to see it in the cinema? I did, and my advice to you…