2016 Issue 6

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

May 24, 2016 0

“Fahrenheit 451 – The temperature at which paper catches alight.” With ‘literary treasures’ floating around today such as Game of Thrones (not that you read the books, anyway), John Green (if you ever feel the […]

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Weekly Music Round Up #40

May 22, 2016 0

Orchestra of Spheres – Brothers and Sisters of the Black Lagoon (Fire Records) Wellington-based Orchestra of Spheres are a propulsive and polyrhythmic rollercoaster of a band, arguably at their best when playing incredibly freeform and […]

2016 Issue 5

Demon Road

May 19, 2016 0

“Twelve hours before Amber Lamont’s parents tried to kill her, she was sitting between them in the principal’s office, her hands in her lap, stifling all the things she wanted to say.“ When that’s the […]

2016 Issue 5

Weekly Music Round Up #39

May 18, 2016 0

Lontalius – I’ll Forget 17 Incredibly talented Wellington-based musician Lontalius – also known as Race Banyon on his more electronica based material – is a young man whose music sounds far beyond his years. Richly […]

2016 Issue 4

The Ice Storm

May 3, 2016 0

What do you think of when you think of the seventies? Flares, the oil crisis, lava lamps? Or maybe you don’t think of anything at all because it was before you were born. Either way, The […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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