2016 Issue 4

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

April 26, 2016 0

Director: Dan Trachtenberg, Starring; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Rating: 4/5 The term auteur often seems dated, relevant to a different era of film when mavericks like Coppola and Scorsese reinvented European art-cinema […]


NZIFF Autumn Events 2016

April 19, 2016 0

Originally conceived as a way of showing films that had missed the scheduling of the New Zealand International Film Festival, the Autumn Events programme has evolved into a genuinely exciting expose of cinema itself, and […]

doprah (Custom)
2016 Issue 3

Weekly Music Round Up #37

April 19, 2016 0

Doprah – Wasting (Arch Hill) There’s a sort of odd charm to Doprah’s music that makes it both accessible yet somehow ambiguous, as if it exists in a different world where pop music haunts you, the […]

2016 Issue 3

Mahana (2015)

April 19, 2016 0

Director: Lee Tamahori, Starring; Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning Rating: 3.5/5 With his first film made in New Zealand for twenty years, Lee Tamahori has lovingly recreated the East Coast setting of Witi Ihamera’s 1994 […]

2016 Issue 3

My day at Auckland City Limits

April 13, 2016 0

We arrived just in time to catch the start of up and coming Aucklander Maala’s performance, and it set the scene for what would be a very laid-back day with good people, good music and an […]

Fathers and sons
2016 Issue 3

Fathers and Sons

April 12, 2016 0

The first time I read Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, I was 20-years-old, living off the benefit in my Mum’s shed in Flaxmere. My life has gone rapidly downhill since this time; however, one thing […]

2016 Issue 2

Montana 1948

March 27, 2016 0

I was battling a rough slumber after a heavy night of O-Week celebrations when I got a call from the editor of Massive asking me to write a book review. “Yeah sure, of course,” I […]


Deadpool (2015)

March 20, 2016 0

Director: Tim Miller, Starring; Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Rating: 3/5 Kind of like a cross between Guardians of the Galaxy and one of those Jean-Claude Van Damme movie from the 80s but with […]

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2016 Issue 1

The Master and Margarita

February 29, 2016 0

Russian literature – as pretentious hipsters and intellectuals the world over froth at the mouth for the stuff, Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and the Margarita might be seen as a little heavy for ye common […]

2016 Issue 1

Spotlight (2015)

February 20, 2016 0

Director: Tom McCarthy, Starring; Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup Rating: 5/5 Rarely have the inner workings of the newsroom been brought to the screen with such intimate detail […]

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