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Music: Our Recommendations

May 22, 2017 0

Fazerdaze – Morningside (Flying Nun) Although Morningside doesn’t quite match the hype surrounding the quite exceptional talent that is Wellington’s Amelia Murray, it’s still a remarkably assured record, balancing the powerful melodies of dream-pop cliché to a handy sense of [Read More]

Classic Film: The Wrestler (2008)

May 22, 2017 0

After a month in which we’ve seen headlines about drugs in sport and witnessed another boxing match involving local hero Joseph Parker that seemed totally ludicrous, maybe it’s time to take a look at a sports movie that references both [Read More]

TV streaming: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1

May 22, 2017 0

By Paul Berrington It’s a truly formidable task adapting one of the most influential works of speculative fiction, Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. This dystopian masterpiece, like much of the author’s writing, has never translated to the [Read More]

Film Review: Colossal (2016)

May 22, 2017 0

Colossal (2016) Director: Nacho Vigalondo Starring; Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens Rating: 3.5/5 By Paul Berrington With a surrealist plot, some big name actors, and enough quirkiness to make you revisit again and again, Colossal has cult film written all over [Read More]

At the Movies: Our Picks

May 22, 2017 0

Alien: Covenant (2017): No real improvement on Prometheus, but still a visually spectacular and occasionally scary entry from Ridley Scott. If you’re after a rollercoaster ride in outerspace, then this will probably fit the bill. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 [Read More]

Bitchin’ Kitchen — Vanja’s basil pasta

May 22, 2017 0

By Hannah Colenbrander  The full credit for this meal belong to my Aunty Vanja, a modest connoisseur and explorer of food. Thanks to you for accidentally coming up with this delicious creation, and to your family for letting me eat [Read More]

TV streaming: The Leftovers – Season 3

May 8, 2017 0

By Paul Berrington Beginning three years after the ‘Sudden Departure’, an event in which the simultaneous disappearance of 2 per cent of the world’s population occurred – roughly 140 million that is – The Leftovers has concentrated more on character [Read More]

Classic Film: Jaws (1975)

May 8, 2017 0

With blockbuster season hitting New Zealand cinemas in May, why not catch up on what’s often described as the first of its kind, Steven Spielberg’s wonderfully scary and slightly silly Jaws, released in 1975 across multiple US theatres simultaneously for [Read More]

Film Review: Get Out (2017)

May 8, 2017 0

Get Out (2017) Director: Jordan Peele Starring; Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lil Rel Howery Rating: 4/5 By Paul Berrington Mostly played for laughs but always subversively creepy, Get Out is suitably nasty, yet always clever enough to pull off attempts at [Read More]

Music: Our recommendations

May 8, 2017 0

Kendrick Lamar – Damn (Interscope/Top Dawg Entertainment) Damn. That’s pretty much it. Stop right there. What else can you really say? In the tide of mediocrity and cynical posturing common to contemporary rap, Kendrick Lamar has become the genre’s shining [Read More]

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