Māori music tale gets the small details right.
There is an old showbiz story that goes something like this: a kid, usually, but not always a bloke, has a talent, y’know, singin’, dancin’ or playin’ the guitar. Whatever it is he’s got going for him it amounts to star quality. But realising his...
Dim DC comic adaptation fails to fly.
Green Lantern is not so much disappointing as simply not there. Despite the obvious expense, this screen adaptation of the veteran DC Comics superhero plays like a test-run, a rehearsal waiting to be fleshed out with a sense of individuality, a...
When a film is plagued by floods, car crashes and Maori curses, any other Director would abandon the project. However, New Zealand Director, Vincent Ward held steadfast to the purpose of completing the film. River Queen is the result of Vincent...
Sometimes when you make love you make war.
Broken English is a Romeo and Juliet-like story, which is set in Auckland and involves the passionate relationship between Nina - Aleksandra Vujcic - a Croatian who lives with her family and who is dominated by her ultra-conservative father, and...