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Jacob Powell

Jacob Powell has been reviewing film, writing on cinema and other topics both online and occasionally in print since 2005. He also works as an Auckland-based university librarian specialising in digital AV media and research collections. Follow him on Twitter @jacobunny.

 

Latest Articles:
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
Read Time: 5 mins
Without love to temper them, disappointment turns...
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Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
By Jacob Powell
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell reviews Gaylene Preston's documentary...
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Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
By Jacob Powell
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika...
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Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
By Jacob Powell
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
Read Time: 4 mins
While some (male) mid-life crises come calling in...
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Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
By Jacob Powell
My Florian Habit
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell on the infectious and electric Florian...
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My Florian Habit
By Jacob Powell
NZIFF Week Two, feat. The Wounded Angel, The Greasy Strangler and The Lure
Read Time: 15 mins
Jacob Powell reports back from week two of the NZIFF...
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NZIFF Week Two, feat. The Wounded Angel, The Greasy Strangler and The Lure
By Jacob Powell
Review: Toni Erdmann
Read Time: 9 mins
An exquisite and gleefully modern German ‘reunification...
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Review: Toni Erdmann
By Jacob Powell
Review: A War
Read Time: 6 mins
Decisions made in heat of the moment can have unintended...
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Review: A War
By Jacob Powell
Review: A Dragon Arrives!
Read Time: 5 mins
If 1960s Hollywood fever-dreamed in Farsi, it might...
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Review: A Dragon Arrives!
By Jacob Powell
NZIFF Week One: Radio Dreams, Neruda, Chevalier, The Eagle Huntress and I, Daniel Blake
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell reports back from week one of the NZIFF...
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NZIFF Week One: Radio Dreams, Neruda, Chevalier, The Eagle Huntress and I, Daniel Blake
By Jacob Powell
Review: Kate Plays Christine
Read Time: 7 mins
Jacob Powell reviews Robert Greene's dizzingly unconventional...
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Review: Kate Plays Christine
By Jacob Powell
Review: Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Read Time: 5 mins
A shot of pure nostalgic joy, Tearepa Kahi’s Poi E...
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Review: Poi E: The Story of Our Song
By Jacob Powell
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