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Desperate RemediesDesperate Remedies (1993) Recommended
Dir. Peter Wells, Stewart Main
Feat. Michael Hurst, Cliff Curtis, Kevin Smith
An audacious, decadent soap–opera which proudly flaunts its contempt for traditional local film–making with drugs, kinky sex,…
Once Were WarriorsOnce Were Warriors (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Julian Arahanga
As sensational as it is important, Lee Tamahori's adaptation managed to transform Alan Duff's relentlessly down–beat novel about domestic…
ChickenChicken (1996)
Dir. Grant Lahood
Feat. Cliff Curtis, Bryan Marshall, Martyn Sanderson
Blackly comic farce about an middle–aged ex–pop–star–turned–fast–food–proprietor who is being stalked by a…
Three KingsThree Kings (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. David O. Russell
Feat. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice-Cube
A refreshingly irreverent view of the US Military translated into a box–office hit for this unpredictable black–comedy that puts a…
Bringing Out the DeadBringing Out the Dead (1999)
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, Ving Rhames
Drawn from the hell–bent memoirs of a New York ambulance driver, this sees dir. Scorcese returning to home–turf, a script by Paul…
JubileeJubilee (2000)
Dir. Michael Hurst
Feat. Theresa Healey, Hori Ahipene, Cliff Curtis
Down–at–heel family man Cliff Curtis gets roped into organising the 75th jubilee party for his one–horse town, stretching his…
BlowBlow (2001) Recommended
Dir. Ted Demme
Feat. Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta
‘Cocaine biopic’ of Pablo Escobar’s American partner, George Jung (Johnny Depp), who graduated from low–level…
Collateral DamageCollateral Damage (2001)
Dir. Andrew Davis
Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Cliff Curtis
Overtaken by the events of September 11, 2001, (the cinema release was delayed 6 months) this terrorist thriller has…
Whale RiderWhale Rider (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Niki Caro
Feat. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton
A stirring, widely–acclaimed adaptation of Witi Ihimaera’s novel about a young girl’s struggle to win the approval of her patriarchal…
Runaway JuryRunaway Jury (2003)
Dir. Gary Fleder
Feat. John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman
It's back to court with John Grisham, in a well–cast, entertaining tale of gun–control issues, jury–manipulation, big business and…

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