Tag Archive: Paolo Sorrentino

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 Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY

Paolo Sorrentino’s stunning The Great Beauty (or La Grande Bellezza) makes its way to New Zealand cinemas this week after wowing festival audiences throughout last year, ultimately besting some stiff competition to claim both the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film — a just result following its baffling awards snub at Cannes. Sure to be …

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[REVIEW] NZIFF 2012 Round Up #1: BERNIE, THE IMPOSTER, MONSIEUR LAZHAR & more

The Auckland leg of the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival is currently in full swing, and Dunedin and Wellington also launched their respective festivals late last week. I have already posted full reviews of early festival highlights Beasts of the Southern Wild, Room 237, Moonrise Kingdom and The Cabin in the Woods, and below you can find a round-up of …

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[Watch] THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Trailer #2 – Sean Penn is Robert Smith: Nazi Hunter

A second trailer has arrived for Paolo Sorrentino’s still-bizarre-looking This Must Be the Place, which stars Sean Penn as a Robert Smith-esque retired rock star who takes up his recently deceased father’s quest to hunt down the Nazi who tortured him at Auschwitz. It sounds weirdly fascinating, and in both trailers you can tell Penn has just …

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