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AT THE MOVIES #783                   KIWI HEROES

Simon Morris looks at the latest examples of a strong year for New Zealand films – one from our most popular film-maker, one featuring our biggest star actor, a documentary about our most legendary adventurer, and one from the Wairarapa’s most famous new arrival.

Terminator Dark Fate sees James Cameron return to the franchise, along with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzeneggar.

New Zealand blockbuster Jojo Rabbit portrays Taika Waititi’s unique view of life in Nazi Germany for a 10-year-old boy.   Features Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Thomasin McKenzie and young star Roman Griffin Davis.

Ride like a girl tells the story of the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.  Stars Sam Neill.   And Hillary Ocean To Sky follows Sir Ed Hillary up the Ganges on what he always called his greatest adventure.