Review Roundup - Skux Life

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)

I'm the first to admit it but the kind of stories that really push my buttons usually involve a lot of horrifying technofear spectacle and gruesome blood letting. My all time favourite ends with a Gestapo agent's face melting on screen after all. But sometimes the best movies come from unexpected places, and real warmth and humanity also work their magic on my black heart when done effectively. This New Zealand production from the makers of quirky mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows offers a similar amount of oddball characters and offbeat laughs, but also allows for a huge amount of surprisingly excellent character drama that goes well beyond silly gags. While still including plenty of them of course.


Scorecard

JANUARY 


FILM OF THE MONTH: Hunt for the Wilderpeople ☆☆☆☆
Hot Fuzz ☆☆☆☆
I Live in Fear ☆☆☆☆
Captain America: Civil War ☆☆☆☆
Red Beard ☆☆☆☆
Star Wars ☆☆☆☆
Team America ☆☆☆☆
The Bad Sleep Well ☆☆☆☆
Thief ☆☆☆☆
Under the Shadow ☆☆☆☆
Up ☆☆☆☆