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Somebody Someone John Calder

6 Reviews

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Man Camping

IMO great acting performances raise this little rom-com above and beyond its basic storyline into quirky neo-screwball comedy land like a laconic NZ take on "How I Met Your Mother", "Mom", "Hot In Cleveland", "The Middle" etc. Visuals show signs of 48 Hours stress. Fortunately audio maintains clarity.

Seed Runners

Contains satirical comment on global social issues so of course I am going to love this because we do that too. A powerful multinational corporation has a monopoly on seeds. We follow an activist group trying to illegally grow, smuggle and distribute organic seeds but the corporation is closing in on them. A plot twist based on a related global environmental issue then comes into play ... I spy references to the WW2 French Resistance.

Man Camping

IMO great acting performances raise this little rom-com above and beyond its basic storyline into quirky neo-screwball comedy land like a laconic NZ take on "How I Met Your Mother", "Mom", "Hot In Cleveland", "The Middle" etc. Visuals show signs of 48 Hours stress. Fortunately audio maintains clarity.

The Game

Very enthusiastic chase movie by a school team. Energetic chase with fights for no apparent reason that I could work out but very well done with its camera angles and editing. Great use of Kawakawa as a location starting with the railyards, going through the town busy with a vintage railway festival and even taking in the frontage and down the side of the famous Hundertwasser Public Toilets. Successful in sharing this team's sense of fun and I voted for it in the audience favourites poll.

Seed Runners

Contains satirical comment on global social issues so of course I am going to love this because we do that too. A powerful multinational corporation has a monopoly on seeds. We follow an activist group trying to illegally grow, smuggle and distribute organic seeds but the corporation is closing in on them. A plot twist based on a related global environmental issue then comes into play ... I spy references to the WW2 French Resistance.