The Wellington Film Society rolls on – there’ll be a break next week for Labour Weekend. Last week we were treated to China’s Van Goghs. This week it’s Neon Bull. Gabriel Mascaro’s Neon Bull takes us to Brazil and the world of the vaquejada – two cowboys (“vaqueiros”) on horseback pursue a bull, seeking to pin it between two […]
I was away for the Wellington Film Society screening of Manila In The Claws of Light last week. But I’m glad to be back in time for this Monday’s showing of Tangerine. I loved this film – it was funny and sad all at once and so profound, the story that helped to sell it […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program is back after a week off – and we’re still in the sixties, following on from Alphaville we’re in the world of John Frankenheimer. His Seconds (1966) is in fact the third film in his “Paranoia Trilogy” (following 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate and 1963’s Seven Days In May). The film […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program continues – last week it was Only Angels Have Wings, and now we’re back in the world of Jean-Luc Godard with Alphaville. This is from Godard’s most celebrated period in the 1960s, but a genre in which he had not worked before; science-fiction with a dash of film noir. In Alphaville, […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program continues – last week it was Mon Oncle, now we’re moving forward several decades to something far more modern, contemporary with 24 Weeks (2016). It’s a tough watch about a touch subject – Astrid (Julia Jentsch) must choose whether or not to have a late term abortion when she discovers […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program for 2018 is about to get underway. This year the films will be screened on Monday nights, from 6.15pm on the giant Embassy screen. And the opening night’s film is Brazil, a classic from Terry Gilliam.