On Reflection: New Zealand Film Reviews


On Reflection: New Zealand Film Reviews from North & South 1986-1993

Author: Brian McDonnell
Series Editor: Ian Conrich
Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
Kakapo Books - Copyright 2007
Paperbound: - 208mm x 146mm - 74 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9557564-0-5

Copies (7.50#) may be ordered from Ian Conrich at ian@ianconrich.co.uk



"This collection was conceived with the aim of bringing together into one publication the many reviews of New Zealand films (thirty in total), that Brian McDonnell wrote for 'North & South'. 'Sweetie' and 'Map Of The Human Heart', which are technically not New Zealand films, have been included as they are significant productions by Jane Campion and Vincent Ward, respectively. The opinions on the merits of each film remain those of McDonnell. Kakapo Books is extrememly grateful to 'North & South', for their agreement in allowing these reviews to be reprinted."
- Dr. Ian Conrich, Centre For New Zealand Studies -




Table of Contents

01 - Introduction by Brian McDonnell
05 - Queen City Rocker (February 1987)
10 - Ngati (October 1987)
13 - Utu (December 1987)
15 - Mr Wrong (December 1987)
17 - Illustrious Energy (June 1988)
19 - Starlight Hotel (June 1988)
21 - A Soldier's Tale (July 1988)
23 - Mauri (October 1988)
25 - The Navigator (March 1989)
27 - Send A Gorilla (March 1989)
29 - Zilch (March 1989)
31 - An Angel At My Table (September 1990)
33 - Sweetie (September 1990)
34 - Ruby and Rata (October 1990)
36 - User Friendly (October 1990)
37 - Flying Fox In A Freedom Tree (October 1990)
39 - Meet The Feebles (December 1990)
40 - The Returning (March 1991)
42 - Te Rua (October 1991)
46 - The End Of The Golden Weather (April 1992)
48 - Chunuk Bair (May 1992)
49 - Braindead (September 1992)
50 - The Footstep Man (November 1992)
52 - Crush (March 1993)
55 - Absent Without Leave (April 1993)
56 - Map Of The Human Heart (May 1993)
58 - Alex (June 1993)
59 - Desperate Remedies (September 1993)
61 - The Piano (October 1993)
64 - Jack Be Nimble (December 1993)



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