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AT THE MOVIES #729                   WOMEN UP FRONT

Simon Morris looks at two twists on old genres – an all-women heist film, and a female driven supernatural horror.  And he investigates the Film Commission’s new Māori initiative Te Rautaki.

Ocean’s 8 is a new slant on an old hit.  This time Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) puts a team together for a big jewel robbery.  Co-stars Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway.

Hereditary has been compared to horror classics like The Blair Witch Project, The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby. Can it match the hype?   Stars Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne.

 And Karen Waaka-Tibble, the new senior executive of the New Zealand Film Commission’s Te Rautaki Māori initiative, talks about what it will mean to the future of New Zealand films as a whole.

Karen Waaka-Tibble

Karen Waaka-Tibble Photo: supplied