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Francesca Rudkin

Entertainment reviewer for NZ Herald.

features@nzherald.co.nz

  • 13 Jul, 2017 1:00pm
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New film The Journey imagines the conversation that led to the end of Ireland's troubles
  • 6 Jul, 2017 1:10pm
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Movie review: Polina
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  • 22 Jun, 2017 10:28am
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My Cousin Rachel movie review
  • 15 Jun, 2017 2:16pm
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You Winston, you lose some... does Churchill get it right? Francesca Rudkin finds out...
  • 8 Jun, 2017 2:31pm
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Why the French whimsy of Rosalie Blum beats the brutish blockbusters
  • 25 May, 2017 3:27pm
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Can Johnny Depp bring it back in this fifth instalment of the Pirates franchise?
  • 18 May, 2017 4:30pm
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This doco about our fiercely competitive chicken breeding scene is an instant classic
  • 13 May, 2017 1:30pm
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Nick Broomfield falls in love making a biopic, writes Francesca Rudkin.
  • 11 May, 2017 4:38pm
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How factual is Gillian Anderson's new period film? Francesca Rudkin reviews.
  • 6 May, 2017 2:00pm
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Scandal surrounded this film but is it a doggy delight or canine catastrophe?
  • 13 Apr, 2017 12:30pm
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Francesca Rudkin is charmed by this war-time dramedy
  • 6 Apr, 2017 1:30pm
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How smurfy is the new Smurfs film? Francesca Rudkin takes a look.
  • 6 Apr, 2017 6:00am
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Did film reviewer Francesca Rudkin buy into The Salesman?
  • 30 Mar, 2017 12:53pm
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Will you be charmed by Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast remake?
  • 23 Mar, 2017 10:30am
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Does Frankie Adams deliver in new feature One Thousand Ropes?
  • 16 Mar, 2017 5:15pm
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Good performances from two of Ireland's finest actors, Fassbender and Gleeson.
  • 16 Mar, 2017 1:40pm
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Director puts human face on racial intolerance and does so with plenty of heart.
  • 9 Mar, 2017 7:00pm
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Film reviewer Francesca Rudkin gives her verdict on this week's big budget blockbuster
  • 2 Mar, 2017 12:40pm
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It's hard to fault the stars in this sombre drama about an ordinary German couple who turn their backs on the Fascist regime in Berlin
  • 2 Mar, 2017 6:07am
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The latest film from award-winning veteran Indian filmmaker Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) is a feelgood underdog story everyone in the family can enjoy.
  • 16 Feb, 2017 11:12am
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This German comedy got Jack Nicholson's attention but what did our reviewer Francesca Rudkin think?
  • 12 Feb, 2017 11:00am
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The first film adaptation of "mummy porn" global best-seller 50 Shades of Grey had audiences worldwide blushing, yawning and, in some
  • 9 Feb, 2017 3:30pm
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After playing a Koala in his latest outing (Sing), Oscar award winner Matthew McConaughey is back to serious character acting - at
  • 19 Jan, 2017 1:30pm
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Lion is a remarkable true story well told, a real tear-jerker, and a great advert for Google Earth.
  • 12 Jan, 2017 12:30pm
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Underneath the predictable All-American school experience, there's some real heart in this film.
  • 12 Jan, 2017 12:15pm
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Natalie Portman captures Jackie Kennedy's steely strength and intelligence perfectly, which elevates her performance beyond imitation.
  • 10 Jan, 2017 12:00pm
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As far as coming-of-age stories go, The Edge of Seventeen's refreshing mix of authenticity and quirkiness will charm teenagers of all ages.