21 July 2014

NZFF 2014



It's that time of the year again, usually my favourite time of year; The New Zealand International Film Festival. I've actually been remarkably slack about organising my movies. But better late than never.

Here is my short long short list:
(* = priority; ^ = will watch later)

20,000 Days on Earth    | UK | 97 mins | imdb - why: Nick Cave!
*Boyhood    | USA | 166 mins | imdb - why: Linklater records Mason over 13 years.
*Cold in July    | USA | 109 mins | imdb- why: the cast of Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson
Dior and I    | USA| 90 mins | imdb - why: fashion royalty
^Eastern Boys    | France | 128 mins | imdb - why: more-than-a-French-home-invasion-thriller
^Enemy    | USA | 90 mins | imdb - why: intriguing doppelganger thriller with a great cast
*God Help The Girl    | UK | 111 mins | | imdb - why: a musical with the underrated Emily Browning
*Housebound    | NZ | 109 mins | imdb - why: NZ horror/thriller FTW!
*In Order of Disappearance    | Norway | 116 mins | imdb - why: Fargo-esque black comedy
^Jodorowsky’s Dune    | USA France | 90 mins | imdb - why: spellbinding tale of a movie never made
*Life After Beth    | USA | 91 mins | imdb - why: Audrey Plaza was a zombie (no other reason required)
*Maps To The Stars   | Canada USA Germany France | 111 mins | imdb - why: Cronenberg does Hollywood Dynasty
^Particle Fever    | USA | 99 mins | imdb - why: doco on finding the boston Higgs at CERN
*The Babadook    | Australia | 93 mins | imdb - why: Australian horror
^The Double    | UK | 93 mins | imdb - why: another doppelganger thriller
*The Great Museum    | Austria | 94 mins | imdb - why: privileged tour behind the scenes of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
^The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness    | Japan | 118 mins | imdb - why: doco filmed in Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Gibli building
*The Skeleton Twins    | USA | 88 mins | imdb - why: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader
^Snowpiercer    | South Korea Czech Republic USA France | 126 mins| imdb - why: director/screenwriter Joon-ho Bong
^When Animals Dream    | Denmark | 84 mins | imdb - why: werewolves FTW!
^Yves Saint Laurent    | France | 106 mins | imdb - why: more fashion royalty

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