Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Taika Waititi breathes life – and plentiful humour – into Thor: Ragnarok, a fun, yet patchy entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, who must make peace with brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in order to stop Hela (Cate Blanchett), their evil, long lost sister who’s sent them packing from Asgard in the hopes of wreaking destruction. Continue reading “Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)”

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EIFF 2016 Review: Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)

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Taika Waititi directs this charming coming-of-age comedy set in the lush New Zealand outback, where tearaway kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) has fled with foster uncle Hector (Sam Neill) on the lamb from the law, who are hot on their tail after dubious circumstances and an unfortunate death. Continue reading “EIFF 2016 Review: Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)”

Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

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Flight Of The Conchords alumni Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi reunite for What We Do In The Shadows, a supremely funny vampire mockumentary. Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Jonathon Burgh) and Vladislav (Clement) are three friends living together in modern-day New Zealand. They also happen to be blood-sucking vampires, and it’s up to them to show new boy Nick (Cori Gonzalez Macuer) the way when he’s bitten by 8000-year old Petyr (Ben Fransham).  Continue reading “Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)”