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Tom Augustine

Little White Lies

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Past articles by Tom:

Machismo and Mojitos – The misunderstood genius of Miami Vice

Michael Mann’s unfairly maligned 2006 remake is quite unlike any Hollywood blockbuster made before or since. → Read More

Not Another Teen Movie - Desire In Celine Sciamma’s WATER LILIES

Over a decade before she would make PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, Sciamma was cutting her teeth on similar themes. → Read More

On THE SOPRANOS As Precipice Art

Twenty years since the premiere of its first episode, television’s great masterpiece continues to capture what it feels like to live in a society on the brink of collapse. → Read More

The Magic Bullet: The Dangerous Power Of JFK

The conspiracy shocker remains a vital key to the national conversation – but not necessarily for the reasons it intended. → Read More

BOJACK HORSEMAN Season Five Review – The Abyss

'I don’t know what’s real anymore. I don’t know if I care.' → Read More

Looking Back At A Fading Americana In JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU

A look at the most unlikely Adult Swim show. → Read More

The Timelessness Of GREASE

Musical fads come and go, so what exactly makes this rock’n’roll classic so everlasting? → Read More

The Ghosts in Me: Specters of Loss and Oppression in A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Unpacking the scars of the past in this remarkable story of one woman’s dignity and and strength. → Read More

Forth Eorlingas! THE TWO TOWERS Fifteen Years Later

How Peter Jackson created one of the best 'middle' movies ever. → Read More

BOJACK HORSEMAN Season Four Review – The Weight

In its devastating fourth season, Netflix’s best show finds the roots of pain in familial trauma. → Read More

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts – FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS And The Spirit of Texas

Texas Forever. → Read More

NZIFF 2017 Review: 6 DAYS Is A Solid, If Unremarkable, Procedural

Director Toa Fraser follows up his Māori martial arts actioner THE DEADLANDS with an occasionally thrilling recount of an historic siege. → Read More

NZIFF 2017: WARU Is The Best New Zealand Drama In Years

A landmark achievement in New Zealand Māori filmmaking that succeeds on several levels. → Read More

Rock The Casbah: Telegraphing An Uprising In THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

In Gillo Pontecorvo’s revolutionary masterpiece, colonialism makes monsters of us all. → Read More

Say Something Nice: LOCKOUT (2012)

Just because it's plagiarism doesn't mean it's without merit. → Read More

NZIFF 2017 Review: Decoding A Web Tycoon In KIM DOTCOM – CAUGHT IN THE WEB

New Zealand-made documentary weaves a compelling and expansive tale in broad, thrilling strokes. → Read More

Extreme Ways: The Supremacy of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007)

Ten years after its initial release, does Paul Greengrass’ trilogy capper still hold up? → Read More

NZIFF 2017 Review: Cate Shortland’s BERLIN SYNDROME Thrills And Occasionally Frustrates

The Australian filmmaker finds new shades to an otherwise well-worn Eurotrash kidnapping tale → Read More

Satire, Spoof And Sympathy: Michael Showalter’s America

On the subtle ways in which one of America’s finest comedy directors deconstructs the Land of the Free. → Read More

Can’t Stop What’s Coming – The Bleak Timeliness of FARGO’S Third Season

With its third (and possibly final) season, Noah Hawley’s brilliant television anthology turns inward. → Read More