Tag Archives: new zealand

The Piano (1993): “She is a strange creature.”

Directed and written for the screen by the formidable Jane Campion, The Piano (1993) is a New Zealand drama film about a mute piano player and her daughter. Winner of three Oscars (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay), and nominated for five more, The Piano is a moody and contemplative film with […]

What We Do In The Shadows (2014): “I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool.”

A mockumentary with clasically deadpan New Zealander humour plus vampires? I’m in. What We Do In The Shadows (2014, dir. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) is, believe it or not, a mockumentary about vampires set in New Zealand. Viago (Taika Waititi), Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Petyr (Ben Fransham) are four vampires of […]

Blindspot 2015: The Quiet Earth (1985)

Have you ever chosen to watch a film solely based on an image that you’ve seen floating around the internet that originated from said film? This was my experience with The Quiet Earth (1985, dir. Geoff Murphy), and I was very pleasantly surprised. I had seen the image from the final scene of the film […]

Three Short Films: Circles (2014); Roma (2014); Skin (2014).

I’m back on my short film game y’all! Here are three shorts I watched recently via Dazed Digital. I’ve really been loving the short films section on Dazed because there’s always something interesting and new to watch and learn about. Today I watched one short film about a boy with a lot of thoughts, another […]