Happy that a Freaky Face by radbabe Zoe Steers is now living on my wall :)

Happy that a Freaky Face by radbabe Zoe Steers is now living on my wall :)

NZIFF done and dusted! What a great couple of weeks!
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden - 7
A fun documentary, with an intriguing story that was played up for maximum effect
Frank - 8
Funny and entertaining romp with a lot of heart
Housebound - 10
Awesome! Totally nailed both horror and comedy, this was heaps of fun
Starred Up - 9
Gripping prison drama. Amazing characters that are well explored
Jodorowsky’s Dune - 10
Amazing and fascinating doco about creativity and ambition. What a mind!
The Congress - 9
Dazzling and layered. I loved it, but was very sleepy - it seemed more dreamy (?) than I think intended
Locke - 9
A+ script, Tom Hardy, and voice acting. Unfolds beautifully
We Come As Friends - 8
Stunning documentary making. Lets the people and images speak for themselves
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - 5
Far too long, with a simple story. Very dynamic when things happened, and looked amazing
White God - 5
Stuck in-between horror and a coming of age. How could 300 dogs taking over a town be this boring?
It Follows - 10
Beautiful, creepy, haunting, incredible soundtrack. Absolutely top notch
Print the Legend - 8
Great doco, interesting characters that develops really well
Consuming Spirits - 10
Monumental. Astonishing and layered story, incredible characters, breathtaking animation

My Top 7

1. Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua
2. Consuming Spirits
3. It Follows
4. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
5. Fish & Cat
6. Housebound
7. The Rover

Blood donations are awesome and super important for heaps of people. If you can donate, please consider doing so :) Give blood, earn prizes (I also got an umbrella!)

Blood donations are awesome and super important for heaps of people. If you can donate, please consider doing so :) Give blood, earn prizes (I also got an umbrella!)

A crocheted cupcake from ages ago. Gift for a friend

A crocheted cupcake from ages ago. Gift for a friend

Half way through the NZIFF! It’s been amazing. Part two and Best Ofs coming up soon

The Dark Horse - 10
Bold and powerful storytelling. High stakes throughout, great script, outstanding performances
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? - 6
Really inspiring animation. Overflowing with ideas from Chomsky, but it was often hard to follow his trains of thought
Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua - 10
Astonishing. A wonderfully cinematic documentary. Moving story, music and film. A world premier with Richard Nunns in attendance - wow
52 Tuesdays - 8
Great story and great acting. An innovative production that came together spot on
Particle Fever - 10
Awesome! Informative and entertaining, a well structured doco
The Epic of Everest - 8
Incredible footage of the 1924 Mallory expedition. Classic Man & the Beauty/Terror of Nature. Great new soundtrack
Hard to be a God - 4
A challenging watch. 3hrs of little plot and lots of stupid, gross stuff. Great costumes and sets though!
Everything We Loved - 8
Great revealing of facts in this thriller. True to life acting
Night Moves - 8
Great tension, slow taut scenes
New Zealand’s Best 2014 - 8
A really strong mix of shorts, Cold Snap was my fav.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter - 10
Awesome. Wonderful character, compelling story, top notch soundtrack. So much melancholy and naivety
The Rover - 10
Simple and taut. Tension way high, amazing performances. Director Michod is a star
Concerning Violence - 7
Incredible archive footage and a good story. The essay ideas were hard to follow though
Fish and Cat - 10
Amazing and ambitious single shot Iranian thriller. Very inventive, beguiling, tense, funny
Goodbye to Language 3D - 7
Great use of 3D, visually amazing, art film
Maps to the Stars - 9
Utterly contemporary, perfectly scripted and executed. Charmingly hateable characters

Awesome, it’s time for the NZ International Film Fest ‘14! I’m 29 this year, and I’m seeing 29 films. Outtacontrol. Here’s what’s on the cards over the next two weeks. Expect some short reviews every now and then

52 Tuesdays
Concerning Violence
Consuming Spirits
Everything We Loved
Fish & Cat
Frank
Goodbye to Language 3D
Hard to Be a God
Housebound
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?
It Follows
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Locke
Maps to the Stars
New Zealand’s Best 2014
Night Moves
Particle Fever
Print the Legend
Starred Up
The Congress
The Dark Horse
The Epic of Everest
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
The Rover
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua
We Come As Friends
White God

NewZ(ine) - I made a zine of some really simple collages, exploring texture, shape and colour.   Here’s a looky - let me know if you’d like one 
Today I built a ‘fence’ along the path at my place. It’d fallen down (more than a year ago! Our landlord sucks) and my inner handy man whipped up a reasonably good barrier using scrap wood. Also chopped down a bush, and made a mouse trap
And coming up this week I’m doing a Scratch Night performance! I’ll be doing a public lecture/monologue about learning, science and curiosity. Understudy @ Bats, Wednesday July 2nd, 9pm, koha

NewZ(ine) - I made a zine of some really simple collages, exploring texture, shape and colour. Here’s a looky - let me know if you’d like one
Today I built a ‘fence’ along the path at my place. It’d fallen down (more than a year ago! Our landlord sucks) and my inner handy man whipped up a reasonably good barrier using scrap wood. Also chopped down a bush, and made a mouse trap
And coming up this week I’m doing a Scratch Night performance! I’ll be doing a public lecture/monologue about learning, science and curiosity. Understudy @ Bats, Wednesday July 2nd, 9pm, koha

I’m working on a monologue/public lecture performance at the moment. It’s going to be about science and how awesome learning and curiosity are, structured within a narrative of my life. I think it’s going to be great. 

I’ve not really done something like this before, so am trying to make sure all the planning is there first, before diving in. That does mean though that I don’t feel like I’ve got much to show for now. But ‘hello’, and I hope you’re doing well.

What else is new? I’m seeing Janelle Monáe in two weeks and am flippin’ excited! Things are pretty fab

Wantana, are you trying to scam me? Spam me? If this is how you do it, please keep them coming…

Real democracy needs to include everyone. Democracy = Collaboration. Let’s build it together. ♥ #Loomio http://thndr.it/NyrLO2

This is really awesome. Please check out this project, I think it has the potential to make some huge, positive changes

Real democracy needs to include everyone. Democracy = Collaboration. Let’s build it together. ♥ #Loomio http://thndr.it/NyrLO2

This is really awesome. Please check out this project, I think it has the potential to make some huge, positive changes

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