On the virtues and pitfalls of an art cinema utopia; plus, Penumbra, Kira Muratova, and Sebastian Hofman’s Halley.
A gorgeous, well-told, and affecting story of the ailing patriarch of a Samoan family.
“You can’t take the MA out of the boy,” reckons Masterton rapper K.One.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: Monte Hellman’s road to nowhere.
A wrap-up of the main-stage productions in Wellington so far in 2013. In this edition: Kings of the Gym, Coriolanus, Perfectly Wasted, You Can Always Hand Them Back, Talking of Kathryn Mansfield.
Revisiting Terrence Malick’s American odyssey.
Notes on the competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
A dialogue with WOMAD NZ Artistic Director Drew James.
New to DVD: Now into its fourth series, Armando Iannucci’s foul-mouthed political satire still bites.
A fun, thought-provoking hour from the Auckland Fringe 2013.
Canadian director Kim Nguyen on the making of recent Best Foreign Language Film nominee, War Witch, currently screening as part of Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Ben Anderson’s surreal, abstract, sometimes strikingly poignant puppet show.
Sylvie Simmons’s detailed portrait of the world in which Leonard Cohen lived, loved, worked, and wrote.
One of New Zealand’s greatest jazz musicians chats ahead of performances at Homegrown and WOMAD.