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  • Eden Lake
  • Underworld: Awakening
  • Jane Got a Gun
  • Father of Invention

Body? Meet Legs

10 films

This only makes sense if you view the full list page on the web... and yes, I know some of…

  • Exporting Raymond
  • I Am Bruce Lee
  • Deliver Us from Evil
  • Moog
  • Girl Model

Doco Watchlist

86 films

Documentaries that I want to watch.

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Big Sick
  • Logan
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Wonder Woman

Fave 2017 releases

10 films

Sooooo many films that I missed this year which may have ended up on this list.

  • Almost Famous
  • Zodiac
  • Spotlight
  • Heat
  • Steve Jobs

Based on true stories

20 films

A somewhat loosely ordered list of my favourites for Showdown № 26.

  • Heima
  • Bananaz
  • No Distance Left to Run
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco
  • Wilco: Ashes of American Flags

Real-life music

63 films

A list of music documentaries, concerts, interviews, etc. that I've seen (this excludes DVDs that are just video collections). More…

  • The Lives of Others
  • Casino Royale
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Snowden
  • Skyfall


10 films

In creating this list for Showdown № 18 (Espionage) I realised just how many (allegedly) great spy films I haven't…

  • The Simpsons Movie
  • The A-Team
  • Get Smart
  • The Avengers
  • Starsky & Hutch

TV on the Silver Screen

55 films

TV shows that have made the jump into movies — some more successfully than others. Suggestions are welcome!


  • No Distance Left to Run
  • The Punk Singer
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits
  • Amy

Showdown: Top music documentaries

15 films

My contribution to Showdown № 8: Music Docos.

I'm aware there are a lot of high-profile absences here (no Scorsese,…

  • Arrival
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Midnight Special
  • La La Land
  • Hail, Caesar!

2016 Releases

10 films

My top ten films watched this year (2016) that were also released this year (here in NZ at least).

  • Scarface
  • Taxi Driver
  • Citizen Kane
  • Raging Bull
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Unwatched Classics

14 films

My wall of shame. I really should have seen some of these by now, though I feel like I've already…

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Lobster
  • The Martian
  • Inside Out

2015 Releases

15 films

Yes! I actually watched more than 10 2015 releases during this year! Which makes up for the pitiful outing last…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Boyhood
  • Nightcrawler
  • Gone Girl
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

My top five 2014 releases

5 films

Yes, I failed to watch enough films with a 2014 release date this year to even make a top 10…