Dominic Pink

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Name: Dominic Pink
Date registered: August 16, 2011

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  1. Picks from the 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival programme — February 25, 2016
  2. Concert Review: PUSHA T @ The Studio — January 10, 2016
  3. NZIFF Review: Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX — August 3, 2015
  4. Win tickets to Adam Wingard’s THE GUEST — July 30, 2015
  5. NZIFF Review: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s THE ASSASSIN — July 26, 2015

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Picks from the 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival programme

The Alliance Française French Film Festival launches its 2016 season in Auckland this week, celebrating 10 years with their biggest line-up yet. Boasting a diverse range of French-language cinema that caters to all tastes, the 37-film programme includes the New Zealand premieres of Palme d’Or winner Dheepan, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu vehicle Valley of Love, Pascale Ferran’s truly surreal (and recommended) Bird People, a new Michel …

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Concert Review: PUSHA T @ The Studio

Pusha T is one of the greatest living rappers, and he knows it. “I feel like I’m the last rap superhero,” he recently told Rolling Stone. A two decade veteran with hard-earned cred among peers and fans, King Push has positioned himself in a sphere of his own, looking down on the rap game from above with scorn. While hip …

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NZIFF Review: Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX

Over the past 15 years German filmmaker Christian Petzold and his muse Nina Hoss have been crafting an oeuvre of austere thrillers to rival the best, and theirs is one of the greatest director-actor partnerships in cinema today. Petzold continues to finetune a consistently effective formula: slow-building character studies with Hitchcockian suspense and noirish atmosphere …

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Win tickets to Adam Wingard’s THE GUEST

2014 provided two future classic B-movies in the form of The Guest and John Wick, although rather inexplicably neither found itself a theatrical release in New Zealand. Action fans now have cause to celebrate, however, as the former — ostensibly director Adam Wingard’s badass love-letter to ’80s genre flicks — has made its way at last to our cinemas. Dan Stevens …

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NZIFF Review: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s THE ASSASSIN

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin is unquestionably one of the most staggeringly beautiful films I have ever seen; in fact, so intricate are its period details and stunning its compositions that to simply label it “beautiful” does the film a disservice. It is also one of the slowest and most inscrutable, making it an especially bold choice …

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NZIFF Review: Miguel Gomes’ ARABIAN NIGHTS trilogy

Esteemed auteur Miguel Gomes (Tabu) delivers the most exhilaratingly ambitious cinema of the year with Arabian Nights, a marathon six-hour triptych which portrays straitened life in contemporary Portugal through a fanciful lens. Just as his 2008 feature Our Beloved Month of August delightfully blurred the line between documentary and drama, this experimental year-long project blends exhaustively-researched fact with fiction to create …

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Win tickets to Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN starring Joaquin Phoenix

The resurgent Joaquin Phoenix makes an unexpected foray into the farcical world of late-career Woody Allen in Irrational Man. He stars as a burned-out philosophy professor who takes a job at a Rhode Island College and becomes involved with a teacher (Parker Posey) as well as a precocious student (Emma Stone), but won’t find meaning in his life until an existential act …

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Win a mystery prize!

A Fistful of Culture is beyond excited for the upcoming New Zealand International Film Festival, and if you’re reading this then no doubt you feel the same way, so let’s celebrate together: let us know which film from this year’s programme you are most eagerly anticipating, as well as your preference of Blu-ray or DVD, and you’ll be in …

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Picks from the 2015 NZ International Film Festival programme

Grab your highlighters, folks: the New Zealand International Film Festival’s 2015 Auckland programme has been unveiled. Opening in bold style with Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and closing in tears with Australian drama Holding the Man, this year’s festival looks as relevant as ever. Cinephiles can rejoice over the inclusion of 17 exciting titles direct from the Cannes Film Festival, which despite the …

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[AFFFF 2015 REVIEW] THE LAST HAMMER BLOW provides a fresh take on the familiar

An adolescent in crisis. Intimate, observational storytelling. Powerful naturalistic performances. Lovely magic hour cinematography. This could describe any number of contemporary neo-realist dramas produced in Europe each year, and if you were to reverse engineer such a film The Last Hammer Blow (Le dernier coup de marteau) might resemble the result. Despite its familiar trappings, however, Alix Delaporte’s …

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