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Alex Casey

Staff writer for New Zealand pop culture-obsessed website The Spinoff and columnist for the NZ Herald.

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  • 12 Mar, 2017 3:30pm
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My favourite kind of superhero film is one that doesn't feel like a superhero film at all, which is exactly why Logan shredded my
  • 5 Mar, 2017 2:45pm
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The killer VHS horror franchise, originating in Japan with Ringu in 1998, returns this year with the follow-up nobody asked for in Rings.
  • 9 Feb, 2017 2:30pm
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Nothing screams Oscar season like Denzel Washington and Viola Davis together on the big screen, going head to head in what feels like
  • 29 Jan, 2017 10:30am
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In a twist as sharp as the ending to each of his cinematic creations, M. Night Shyamalan (Signs, The Sixth Sense) returns to form
  • 22 Jan, 2017 4:30pm
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Let me begin by simply saying this: Moonlight is an essential film and you'd be an idiot to overlook it. Recently nabbing the Golden
  • 27 Nov, 2016 3:59pm
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I'll admit that The Founder, the story of the birth of McDonald's, is a little harder to swallow than a cheeseburger and fries. The
  • 11 Sep, 2016 12:00pm
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I don't how to break this news to you, but I think Tom Hanks might be cursed when it comes to air travel. We've seen him survive a
  • 4 Sep, 2016 12:45pm
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Bad Moms follows a group of frazzled moms in suburban Chicago who decide to throw away "having it all" in exchange for having fun and making time for themselves.
  • 10 Jul, 2016 11:00am
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Nothing says "a lovely film for kids" like a giant, crotchety old man in a cloak who peeks through windows and steals young orphans

Movie review: Now You See Me 2

  • 12 Jun, 2016 5:39am
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In 2016, it's possible that there is nothing less relevant or sexy than a magician.

Movie review: Noma: My Perfect Storm

  • 1 May, 2016 10:00am
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Doco about a famed restaurant is as much about social dynamics as flavour dynamics.

Movie review: The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • 3 Apr, 2016 1:30pm
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'Wilderpeople' is a truly unique film that could only be made in New Zealand, and may be our best yet.