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Quietly, writer/director Taika Waititi has built an impressive filmography of comedy releases. With “Eagle vs. Shark,” “Boy,” and “What We Do in the Shadows,” Waititi has showcased outstanding timing and creativity, displaying growing confidence with every effort. This experience is funneled into “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” an adaptation of author Barry Crump’s 1986 book, “Wild Pork and Watercress,” which provides Waititi with a chance to display his growing command over disparate moods. Silly with a side of heartache, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” isn’t Taititi’s best work, but it’s impressively executed, making time for broad antics and intimate exchanges without unraveling into a mess of ideas, with Waititi doing an impressive job of storytelling management. Read the rest at


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