Sam's Town Point
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Rachel House...."
"...With all of the luck Eagle vs Shark has had on the festival circuit, SXSW better pull out something special to impress writer/director Taika Waititi. "The script for the feature was workshopped at the Sundance Filmmaker Lab," he says, "where they invite six or eight screenwriters." What's more, Miramax "bought the film off a promo reel at Cannes last year..."
"...Taika Waititi’s glorious spoof casts a long-fingered shadow over what would be a fresh concept a decade ago, but that’s the least of the problems here. Foremost of these is that Living Among Us ticks off every convention of the found footage format, and does so with low-level tedium..."
"...Quiet and contemplative, it captures both the internal fantasy life of children and the surreality of the wartime home front. "Two Cars, One Night," from New Zealand’s Taika Waititi, is a perfectly pitched story of three Maori children left to their own devices when their parents hit a local bar..."
"...Directed by: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Starring: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Rhys Darby, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko and Jason Hoyte...."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu and Taika Waititi...."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House and Rhys Darby...."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley, Brian Sergent, Craig Hall, Rachel House, Cohen Holloway, Joel Tobeck and Morag Hills..."
"...Owing as much of a debt to classic British flatsharing comedy The Young Ones as it does to Bram Stoker, it's a collaboration between Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark)..."
"...What We Do In the Shadows D: Taika Waititi & Jermaine Clement Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer From Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement who shared writing, directing and acting duties, What We Do In the Shadows is a hilarious comedy chock full of one-liners that showcases whether you’re immortal or human, life is better with friends. Special Events..."
"...Hunt For The Wilderpeople New Zealand Director/Screenwriter: Taika Waititi Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush, in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure from director Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows). Cast: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Stan Walker, Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Troy Kingi..."
"...It’s been a terrorific time for fans of cinematic neckbiters lately. First came Jim Jarmusch’s hypnotically sanguine Only Lovers Left Alive; then Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows, a dead-on satire of vampiric tropes, opened just over a month ago; and now the audacious first feature from writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour has come to claim the title of the “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western.” It’s a spooky, moody doozy of a debut, lensed by Director of Photography Lyle Vincent in a radiant monochrome that somehow makes even the darkness sparkle...."
"...Dunkirk rewrote the rules for the contemporary war movie, and found new intimacy in the crowd. Just look at the superhero scene, where Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), James Mangold (Logan), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) found new powers, new faces, and new representation..."
"...The God of Thunder is out to stop the long-prophesized destruction of his homeland from becoming true. Kimberley Jones: “With equal gusto, Ragnarok director Taika Waititi … imprints his particular comic sensibility onto this certainly corporate entertainment, drenching it in Eighties synth and Day-Glo colors, and clocking more jokes per minute than any of Marvel’s predecessors.” 3.5 stars. Also Reviewed [image-2]..."
"...Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a funny film to encounter at a festival – a broad, crowd-pleasing PG comedy from the director of an upcoming superhero sequel (Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok), starring the guy from the original Jurassic Park (Sam Neill)...."
"...• A double-whammy from back in January: Paper Cuts, which brings together some of the team from local horror Meet Me There (see "Meet Me There Meets Horror Halfway"), is practically halfway to its $15,000 goal with less than 24 hours to go. So maybe some backers who were hoping to get hilarious New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows on to American screens might want to redirect their cash, since Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's SXSW 2014 hit has made its ambitious $400,000 target...."
"...Said Yutani, "It's a thrill to see short filmmaking alums such as Jennifer Arnold, the Barnes Brothers, Louis CK, Tamra Davis, Mark and Jay Duplass, Debra Granik, Nicole Holofcener, Eric Mendelsohn, David Michod, Shirin Neshat, Spencer Susser, Taika Waititi, Ken Wardrop, and Sam Taylor Wood return to Sundance with feature films this year."..."