December 2019 Film Diary

December 1 Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1997) Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960) December 2 Midsomnar (Ari Aster, 2019) From the Notebook Of (Robert Beavers, 2000) December 3 Séance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2000) December 4 Knives Out (Rian Johnson, 2019) December 5 Forget Me Not (Noemie Lvovsky) December 6 West of the Tracks: Rust Part 2 (Wang … Continue reading December 2019 Film Diary

Film of the Week: Once Were Warriors

It’d be wrong to call Once Were Warriors a plight of New Zealand’s Maori people. Such a description would not only be demeaning but also trivialize the film’s rich portrayal of complex social systems. The story concerns the daily trials and tribulations of the Heke family in South Auckland, New Zealand. Jake (Temuera Morrison), the … Continue reading Film of the Week: Once Were Warriors