“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”: “Secondhand Lions” meets “Thelma and Louise”

[Piki Films, Defender Films, Curious Film]
Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill and Rhys Darby
Directed by Taika Waititi

The comedy "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" which played at Tribeca on Thursday has made me want to go back and explore the filmography of director Taika Waititi. Because if "Hunt" is any indication, Waititi is likely destined to become New Zealand’s answer to America’s Wes Anderson and England’s Edgar Wright—a highly-idiosyncratic and stylized comedic filmmaker. But whereas the bulk of Anderson and ... more >