Sex, lies, and the Fourth Estate.
The charismatic actor talks Nadine Labaki, religious conflict, and the hollow glamour of Cannes.
David Fane and Oscar Kightley’s play brilliantly tackles the cultural and personal complexities of the fa’afafine with a bracing honesty and gentle comic touch.
New Zealand Opera present Bedrich Smetana’s comic score of love and fidelity.
Endings were nigh at the New Zealand International Film Festival—thematically, the richest on record.
Final thoughts on the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
Heleyni Pratley performs Richard Meros’s satirical novel.
Guests of the port city of Liverpool, artists David Bennewith, William Hsu and Marnie Slater explore the theme of ‘hospitality’ via the ocean and Wellington as a starting point.
Theatre of Love’s ambitious, much-talked about musical venture centred on gay adoption.
At the 69th Venice International Film Festival, death and taxes await.
Bruce Norris unpacks how race and racism inform the way we use property and the function of communities; Jamie McCaskill explores the ironies of how New Zealand perceives crime, and the flaws of our media and legal system.
The past and the present collide at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
Silo revives Noël Coward’s classic play for the present day.
MEGAN DUNN takes a sidelong glance at Paris’ world famous Crazy Horse revue—the subject of Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary.
Alexander Bisley recalls eleven terrific films from his first decade as a critic.
Mary Macpherson’s photographic survey of change in New Zealand society as seen in small towns throughout the country.
Gavin McGibbon’s tragicomedy reveals counseling can be as dramatic as the events that send people there; Karen Anslow delivers a musical celebration of the great divas of the last century.
A fantastic production of Tectonic Theatre Project’s illuminating follow-up to The Laramie Project.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, co-director Adam Luxton talks about the reality of making his new feature film outside of the ‘bubble’.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, power, violence, and the lingering scent of death awaits.