Tag Archive: Competition

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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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 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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