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Every Wednesday, in the lead up to the New Zealand International Film Festival, bFM Breakfast brings you a juicy interview, a tasty review and a double-pass giveaway. Sh*t, you're lucky.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Thom Zimny & Sarah Thomson: July 30, 2019

NZIFF bMovies w/ Thom Zimny & Sarah Thomson: July 30, 2019 NZIFF bMovies w/ Thom Zimny & Sarah Thomson: July 30, 2019, 66 MB
Tue 30 Jul 2019

It's our last installment of bMovies, and we're pulling out all the stops. Director of The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Thom Zimny, pops up to the studio and talks with Rachel about his experience making the film and the narratives in making a documentary. You can learn more about this artform at Thom's Masterclass, a very special workshop. And in the second half, 95bFM Programmer, Sarah Thomson, joins Rachel for some top tips on films to catch before the festival ends. With special mention to The Day Shall Come, don't miss out.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Ant Timpson & Penelope Noir: July 23, 2019

NZIFF bMovies w/ Ant Timpson & Penelope Noir: July 23, 2019 NZIFF bMovies w/ Ant Timpson & Penelope Noir: July 23, 2019, 48.46 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Director of Come to Daddy, and Incredibly Strange programmer, Ant Timpson, joins Rachel to talk about what it takes to pick a strange film. And resident fashion expert, Penelope Noir, reviews Halston, Director Frédéric Tcheng's latest portrait of an artist, about the rise and fall of American fashion legend Roy Halston Frowick. Jot these films down in your diary, you don't want to miss them.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Tearepa Kahi & Steve Newall: July 16, 2019

NZIFF bMovies w/ Tearepa Kahi & Steve Newall: July 16, 2019 NZIFF bMovies w/ Tearepa Kahi & Steve Newall: July 16, 2019, 56.35 MB
Tue 16 Jul 2019

It's movies galore, Rachel reckons. And we're lucky enough to have Director, Tearepa Kahi, in studio to talk about Herbs: Songs of Freedom (2019) a very special tribute to an iconic Aotearoa band, Herbs. Tearepa chats to Rachel about the Director's role to listen and the amazing footage he found in the process of making this affectionate documentary. And, Steve Newall pops up to talk about his Flicks pick from the festival, High Life and the annual film quiz

NZIFF bMovies w/ Justin Pemberton & Amanda Jane Robinson: July 9, 2019

NZIFF bMovies w/ Justin Pemberton & Amanda Jane Robinson: July 9, 2019 NZIFF bMovies w/ Justin Pemberton & Amanda Jane Robinson: July 9, 2019, 51.81 MB
Tue 9 Jul 2019

Get your diaries ready, we've got our second installment off bMovies to help you organise your NZIFF calendar. We're chatting to Director, Justin Pemberton, of Capital in the 21st Century about whether our captialist society is sustainable. And a special guest, Amanda Jane Robinson, reviews Varda by Agnès, part of the Vive la Varda! section of the festival and encourages others to get excited about celebrating this brilliant woman. 

NZIFF bMovies w/ Simon Coldrick and Amelia: July 2, 2019

NZIFF bMovies w/ Simon Coldrick and Amelia: July 2, 2019 NZIFF bMovies w/ Simon Coldrick and Amelia: July 2, 2019, 60.95 MB
Tue 2 Jul 2019

bMovies is back! In Part One, Rachel chats to Simon Coldrick about By The Balls (2019), a documentary about some of the historic events in New Zealand's Rugby culture. And in Part Two, Amelia reviews You Don’t Nomi (2019) directed by Jeffrey McHale, another documentary style film, from the Incredibly Strange section of NZIFF that analyses the different thoughts of the cult film, Showgirls (1995). Get your tickets sorted as soon as possible, folks.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Tina Brown and Mary-Margaret Slack: July 31, 2018

NZIFF bMovies w/ Tina Brown and Mary-Margaret Slack: July 31, 2018 NZIFF bMovies w/ Tina Brown and Mary-Margaret Slack: July 31, 2018, 42.13 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

Documentary director/producer Tina Brown rolls in to talk about her feature, United Skates, a wonderfully engaging framing of US rollerskating rinks and their still-present concurrent threads of community, music, and racial segregation. Mary-Margaret Slack then recommends, while talking as-little-as-she-can [SPOILERS] about, another documentary feature, Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers. With limited sessions left as the festival draws to a close, don't sleep on these two. Eight-wheels-out-of-eight / three-strangers-out-of-three.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Eryn Wilson and Sam Sinnott: July 24, 2018

NZIFF bMovies w/ Eryn Wilson and Sam Sinnott: July 24, 2018 NZIFF bMovies w/ Eryn Wilson and Sam Sinnott: July 24, 2018, 57.57 MB
Tue 24 Jul 2018

This week on bMovies, Director Eryn Wilson, joins us in studio to talk Dog's Best Friend. Talking about the harsh stories of these pup's pasts, Mikey's heart is warmed by the tales of our furry friends. And 95bFM's Viewmaster, Sam Sinnott, is back to review The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a topical and confronting depiction of teenagers searching for their truth. Sam sums up the film in two words. But no spoilers, please!

NZIFF bMovies w/ Andy Deere and Amelia Berry: July 17, 2018

NZIFF bMovies w/ Andy Deere and Amelia Berry: July 17, 2018 NZIFF bMovies w/ Andy Deere and Amelia Berry: July 17, 2018, 63.8 MB
Tue 17 Jul 2018

This weeks on bMovies, Director Andy Deere is one half of the brains behind Bludgeon, the documentary about competitive medieval combat in New Zealand. Swords. Axes. Armour. The name says it all. And 95bFM's Amelia Berry reviews The Green Fogshe reckons it encapsulates funny art. The film is a modern love letter to Hitchcock's Vertigo, cut together from clips of iconic San Franciscan films and TV shows. A surreal romp through cinematic history.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Steve Newall and Jonny Vahry: July 10, 2018

NZIFF bMovies w/ Steve Newall and Jonny Vahry: July 10, 2018 NZIFF bMovies w/ Steve Newall and Jonny Vahry: July 10, 2018, 39.03 MB
Tue 10 Jul 2018

Flicks.co.nz's Editor, Steve Newall, pops in to preview the NZIFF quiz night and Nicholas Cage's new horror, MandyThink you know films? Take the quiz and find out. And 95bFM's Johnny Vahry reviews Brimstone and Glory, a beautiful, cinematic, fireworks display that documents the week-long celebration of San Juan de Dios. A film about fireworks, Mikey's excited.

NZIFF bMovies w/ Pietra Brettkelly and Penelope Noir: July 3, 2018

NZIFF bMovies w/ Pietra Brettkelly and Penelope Noir: July 3, 2018 NZIFF bMovies w/ Pietra Brettkelly and Penelope Noir: July 3, 2018, 39.34 MB
Tue 3 Jul 2018

Documentary director Pietra Brettkelly drops in (choosing bFM over The Oscars™, hah) to talk about her new feature, Yellow Is Forbidden, the story of fashion designer Guo Pei and her rise from Cultural Revolution China to independent Haute Couture threat. Penelope Noir, 95bFM's resident Fashun expert, reviews Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activista documentary on the notorious titular Ms. Vivienne that once had the Westwood family's co-operation... but now, upon release, does not. What went wrong?