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WORLD CINEMA SHOWCASE 2012 Wrap Up

Following a hectic Easter weekend featuring some seriously great documentaries and foreign films, the 2012 World Cinema Showcase wrapped up in Auckland recently. I had an exhaustingly-awesome couple of weeks of viewing, during which I saw 15 films and posted updates on Our Idiot Brother, Alois Nebel and Under African Skies, followed by Coriolanus, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D. You can check out …

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[REVIEW] Kenneth Lonergan’s MARGARET is a hugely ambitious near-masterpiece

Kenneth Lonergan’s long-delayed follow-up to his critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated 2000 drama You Can Count on Me is the absurdly ambitious and admirable Margaret, the release of which has been mired in controversy. It screened in Auckland over the Easter weekend as part of the 2012 World Cinema Showcase, and can next be seen in Wellington this weekend, followed …

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WCS 2012 Reviews: CORIOLANUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA & HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI 3D

After getting off to a strong start last week, the World Cinema Showcase kicked it up a notch in Auckland over the past weekend with a terrific selection of foreign films. I caught Ralph Fiennes’ modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Saturday, followed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Turkish drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Takashi Miike’s Harakiri remake Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D on Sunday, …

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2012 WORLD CINEMA SHOWCASE kicks off with OUR IDIOT BROTHER, ALOIS NEBEL & UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

The World Cinema Showcase is a wonderfully diverse little film festival which delivers a much-needed helping of essential world cinema, documentaries, and indie releases to New Zealand audiences who might otherwise miss out on seeing them on the big screen. The 2012 showcase, which serves as a welcome reprieve from the exhausting blockbuster season (as well …

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