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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]

Slow West (2014)

June 15, 2015

Slow West (2014) Director: John Maclean Starring; Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius, and Ben Mendelsohn. Rating: 4/5 Offering an alternative vision of the American West, John Maclean’s debut Slow West has been described by the director as a tale of young love, yet with majestic photography and a [Read more]

Jurassic World (2015)

June 11, 2015

Jurassic World (2015) Director: Colin Trevorrow Starring; Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins Rating: 3.5/5 After a short introduction of the key characters, Jurassic World pretty much goes for all-out-action, with sequence after sequence of spectacular chases [Read more]

Lost River (2014)

June 5, 2015

Lost River (2014) Director: Ryan Gosling Starring: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, Saoirse Ronan, and Eva Mendes Rating: 3.5/5 Critics have been scathing in their reviews of Ryan Gosling’s directional debut, Lost River, a film that blurs the lines between harsh realism and dreamlike [Read more]

X + Y (2014)

June 5, 2015

X + Y (2014) Director: Morgan Matthews Starring: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Jo Yang, Sally Hawkins, and Eddie Marsan Rating: 4/5 Detailing the coming-of-age of a young maths prodigy who finds comfort in numbers, not people, X + Y is an incredibly heartwarming film featuring another standout performance from Asa [Read more]

Omar (2013)

June 5, 2015

Omar (2013) Director: Hany Abu-Assad Starring: Adam Bakri, Waleed Zuaiter, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat, and Leem Lubany Rating: 5/5 Writer-director Hany Abu-Assad’s riveting West-Bank set thriller, Omar is one of the highlights of this year’s Film Society selection, telling a profound story of love and loss in [Read more]

Chappie (2014)

June 5, 2015

Chappie (2014) Director: Neil Blomkamp Starring; Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Yolandi Visser, and Ninja. Rating: 3/5 There had been so much hype surrounding Chappie – Neil Blomkamp’s much hoped return to form after Elysium – it always seemed destined to not to live up to it, yet I don’t think [Read more]

71’ (2014)

June 5, 2015

71’ (2014) Director: Yann Demange Starring; Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Killian Scott, and Sam Reid Rating: 4/5 71’ stars Jack O’Connell as Gary Hook, a fresh-faced British Army recruit left behind by his squad when a street scuffle turns into a full blown riot between Catholics and Protestants during The Troubles [Read more]
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