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Banksy Does New York (2014) NZIFF Review

July 30, 2015

Banksy Does New York This compelling documentary covers the response from New Yorker’s to the artist in residence personally undertaken by Banksy in the city during October 2013. It offers enough social commentary on themes such as copyright and ownership, the value of contemporary art, and modern methods of [Read more]

Jauja (2014) NZIFF Review

July 30, 2015

Jauja (2014) Director: Lisandro Alonso Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, and Ghita Nørby. Rating: 4/5 Disguised as some sort of adventure film, Argentine director Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja is a period drama like no other, following the quest of a Danish engineer, as he tracks his daughter through the [Read more]

Grey: Review

July 14, 2015

Grey Author:  E.L. James Hands down, the good news about Grey is the absence of Ana’s ‘inner goddess’. The bad news is that Anastasia’s inner goddess has been replaced by Christian’s penis. Instead of watching her inner goddess do backflips, we get to hear about how Christian’s cock concurs with his thoughts, [Read more]

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

July 14, 2015

  Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Director: George Miller Starring: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Zoë Kravitz Rating: 4/5 An unrelenting chase across post-apocalyptic desert landscapes, George Miller’s fuel injected thriller is as full of stunts and freaks [Read more]

Weekly music round up #27

July 13, 2015

Breaking down the best new releases each week for your interest, this week we have a listen to FFS, Princess Chelsea, Glenn Astro, and Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment. FFS – FFS (Domino) You know when a project between two bands features a song called ‘Collaborations Don’t Work’ that you’re in for some [Read more]

Cobain: Montage of Heck

July 7, 2015

I became fascinated by Nirvana in high school. We even named our high school band ‘Frances and the beans’, after Frances Bean Cobain. Around the age of 15 i wondered why I could see Nirvana’s ‘teen spirit’ logo on every teen’s shirt. The band that none of my friends listened to, but [Read more]

Tommorowland review

July 7, 2015

Tomorrowland Rating: 4/5 “Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow”. Tomorrowland tells the story of Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a space and NASA obsessed dreamer whose destiny and world as she knows it, is more extraordinary than it appears. In spite of placing Casey at the centre of the cast and [Read more]

Five new TV dramas

July 4, 2015

Need some fresh TV series to watch over the winter months? We take a look at five brand new shows that you should take a look at. This time round we are focusing on the best new dramas, with the subject matter ranging from suspenseful melodrama right through to mysterious science fiction. Bloodline (Netflix) “We’re [Read more]

Weekly music round up #26

June 23, 2015

Breaking down the best new releases each week for your interest, this week we have a listen to Shamir, Jamie XX, Jim O’Rourke, and A$AP Rocky. Shamir – Ratchet (XL Recordings) Recalling throwback house and disco, and washed over with a refreshingly playful and ambiguous sense of pop, Shamir’s debut, Ratchet, is a [Read more]

Monthly music round up: New Zealand Music Month

June 16, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love (Jag Jaguwar) According to founding member Ruban Nielson, Multi-Love is the result of their improved positive outlook on life. While most of the songs are still Nielson’s creations, the recording process involved the other band members a lot more in the new album, and it shows in [Read more]
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