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Picks of the New Zealand International Film Festival 2011

This year’s festival featured one of the most impressive line-ups yet, with a record number of entries direct from the prestigious Cannes film festival. I was awe-struck by the range of must-see documentaries (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Project Nim, Senna, Tabloid) as well as Asian cinema (13 Assassins, Cold Fish, I Saw …

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[Review] 13 ASSASSINS (NZFF)

13 Assassins is the latest release from Japan’s most prolific director, Takashi Miike, who is responsible for countless film festival favourites including Audition, Ichi the Killer and Sukiyaki Western Django. What may surprise some about 13 Assassins is the relative lack of gore that Miike is best known for, but this shouldn’t come as too much of …

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