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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  4. [REVIEW] MOONRISE KINGDOM @ NZIFF 2012 — 9 comments
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Picks from the 2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival programme + Win a double pass

The Alliance Française French Film Festival — a celebration of French cinema and culture which continues to display admirable growth each year — launches its 2015 event in Auckland this week, with César Award-nominee The Bélier Family (La Famille Bélier) opening the proceedings at Rialto Cinemas. This year’s programme boasts several high-profile French-language selections from the 2014 Cannes (The Blue Room), Venice (The Last …

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Win a double pass to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN starring Michael Keaton

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu — known for his dark, earnest, non-linear dramas (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) — delivers the most stylish and entertaining work of his career with Birdman. The film follows a former cinema superhero (Michael Keaton, in what will be his definitive performance), as he attempts to reinvigorate his career with an ambitious Broadway production. The impressive supporting cast includes Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, …

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Win a double pass to NIGHTCRAWLER starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s impressive directorial debut Nightcrawler hits New Zealand cinemas this week, and A Fistful of Culture has five double passes to giveaway thanks to Trigger Marketing. The film details the sleazy world of L.A. crime journalism (”if it bleeds, it leads”), and Jake Gyllenhaal gives an utterly riveting, career-best performance as the opportunistic Lou Bloom. Gaunt, desperate and eerily …

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Win a Studio Ghibli Blu-ray or DVD prize pack

In anticipation of The Tale of Studio Ghibli — a cinematic showcase celebrating the genius of filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro) and Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) — A Fistful of Culture and Madman have put together two prize packs which include some of their best loved films. The first is made up of Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Howl’s Moving Castle on …

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Win a doppelgänger Blu-ray prize pack

Two of the year’s most intriguing and enigmatic films — Richard Ayoade’s The Double and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy — dealt with the discovery of a doppelgänger, so it’s only fitting that they should be given away together. For those who missed either at the NZ International Film Festival, both come highly recommended — Ayoade’s film is a wonderfully stylised and frequently hilarious …

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Win tickets to the Mo Brothers’ KILLERS

Timothy Tjahjanto (VHS2, ABCs of Death) and Kimo Stamboel (Macabre) aka the Mo Brothers have re-teamed on the gory thriller Killers, the first Indonesian-Japanese co-production of its genre. The intriguing story follows a deranged cat-and-mouse game between two serial killers (Kazuki Kitamura and Oka Antara) who post their increasingly violent crimes online. Following its Incredibly Strange debut at the 2014 NZ …

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Win THE RAID 2 on Blu-ray

Perhaps the most breathlessly anticipated sequel of the year, Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2 picks up from right where his breakout 2012 Indonesian actioner left off, only upping the ante with fight scenes that incredibly manage to top the original for intensity as well as an admirably grander story. Now available on Blu-ray — with an Uncut 148-minute running time …

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Win 2013 NZIFF favourites on Blu-ray

Two of my absolute favourite films of last year’s NZ International Film Festival — and, in fact, the entire year — are now available on Blu-ray/DVD: Jim Jarmusch’s uber cool Only Lovers Left Alive and Paolo Sorrentino’s stunning The Great Beauty. A Fistful of Culture is combining blu-ray copies of both into three awesome prize packs courtesy of Madman, and …

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Win tickets to PREDESTINATION starring Ethan Hawke

The Spierig brothers have reteamed with their Daybreakers star Ethan Hawke on another intriguing science fiction project. Predestination follows the life of a time-traveling ‘Temporal Agent’ (Hawke) as he pursues the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Early reviews suggest that this film is a must-see for genre fans and boasts a breakout performance from Australian actress Sarah Snook, and A …

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Win a double pass to Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD

Fresh off its festival conquering run, Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood is heading to New Zealand cinemas this week. This utterly unique and ambitious film follows a fictional Texan family — with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as the separated parents — as the youngest son (Ellar Coltrane) literally grows up before our eyes. What sounds like a potential gimmick …

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