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FLYING LOTUS-LIVE WELLINGTON SHOW: REVIEW

January 30, 2015

An enthusiastic crowd lapped up the often mind-altering audiovisual show that is Flying Lotus, who played live in Wellington last night. For nearly an hour and a half, the self-professed ‘off-kilter’ drum patterns, immense layers of heavily processed patches, and equally experimental visuals, drew raptures from a large [Read more]

WEEKLY MUSIC ROUND UP #12

January 27, 2015

Breaking down the best new releases each week for your interest, this week we have a listen to Future Brown, Joey Bada$$, Mongo Skato, and Ghost Culture. Future Brown – Future Brown (Warp Records) Future Brown are a supergroup of sorts- although you may not have heard of its various members yet.   They’re made up [Read more]

WEEKLY MUSIC ROUND UP #11

January 23, 2015

Breaking down the best new releases each week for your interest; this week we have a listen to Bjork, Belle & Sebastian, Mark Ronson, and D’Angelo and The Vanguard.  Bjork – Vulnicura (One Little Indian) In the modern music industry, different acts are responding to leaked material with a variety of methods-some [Read more]

MALEFICENT: REVIEW

January 21, 2015

Maleficent (2014) Director: Robert Stromberg Starring: Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning Rating: 3/5 Maleficent tells the story of…you guessed it-Maleficent. The film begins with a rather long back story that gives an interesting insight into the character of Maleficent-whom many think they know. By the end of the [Read more]

THE WIND RISES: REVIEW

November 14, 2014

The Wind Rises (2013) Director: Hayao Miyazaki Rating: 5/5 Beautifully told with stunning animation and a moving and elegant script, legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s swansong, The Wind Rises is one of the finest animated films ever made, and chronicles the real life Jiro Horikoshi, an aircraft designer in [Read more]

THE BABADOOK: REVIEW

November 14, 2014

The Babadook (2014) Director: Jennifer Kent Starring; Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman and David Henshall. Rating: 3.5/5 Chilly atmosphere is increasingly hard to find in horror movies, with found-footage and zombie epidemics being the preference for both fans and filmmakers, which makes Australian film The Babadook a real [Read more]

WEEKLY MUSIC ROUND UP #10

November 13, 2014

Breaking down the best new releases each week for your interest, this week we have a listen to Azealia Banks, Hookworms, Coco Solid, Rumer and Bailey Wiley. Azealia Banks – Broke With E xpensive Taste (Prospect Park) Azealia Banks first made an impact with her upfront song 212 three years ago, an anthem that announced a [Read more]

Interstellar: Review

November 12, 2014

Interstellar (2014) Director: Christopher Nolan Starring; Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and Matt Damon. Rating: 4/5 Christopher Nolan has become one of the most reliable money earners in contemporary Hollywood, with a series of blockbusters that have been [Read more]

WEEKLY MUSIC ROUND UP #9

November 11, 2014

Breaking down the best new releases each week for your interest, this week we have a listen to Flight Facilities, Run the Jewels, Dean Blunt, Darren Watson and Hyperdub 10.4. Flight Facilities – Down to Earth (Future Classic) Sydney-based production duo Flight Facilities make pop influenced as much by classic house as it [Read more]

STUDIO GHIBLI SHOWCASE

November 11, 2014

The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase: November 6-26 Fans of animated film won’t want to miss The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase that runs from November 6-19 in Auckland at the Academy Cinema and Hoyts Riccarton, and at the beloved Embassy in Wellington from November 13-26. Studio Ghibli has produced some of the most [Read more]
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