Online Submission #23

Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Little boy lost and found

Broad Street Review

In New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s (Eagle vs. Shark, What We Do in the Shadows) Hunt for the Wilderpeople, when 12-year-old Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) first arrives on the scene of his new foster home, he sports a white hoodie plastered with dollar signs and diamonds, a red jacket with an eye logo, crisp white sneakers, and an animal print baseball cap. “Auntie” Bella (Rima Te Wiata), the cheerful woman looking to take him in, wears a grey sweater bearing a cat face. Her husband, “Uncle” Hec (Sam Neill), wear a scowl and carries a dead wild pig.
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Online Submission #19

Finding Hope From A Child’s Perspective in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room (2015)

Loco Mag


With SAG and Golden Globe nominations already pouring in, Room is a movie you are going to be hearing a lot about in the next few months, and for good reason. Based on Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel of the same name, the movie relies almost solely on its two leads to tell the story of Ma and her son, Jack. What could have been a huge gamble, however, has resulted in one of the most inspiring pictures of the year.

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