Anna Coddington has the voice, the look, the presence, and the songs.
At The Basement, a self styled anti-musical.
Highlights from this year’s Auckland Writers & Readers Festival.
Final thoughts on the Festival de Cannes; James Gray and Mohammad Rasoulof; plus, Abdellatif Kechiche’s eventual Palme d’Or winner.
At the Festival de Cannes, Nicolas Winding Refn crashes and burns; Alexander Payne and Lav Diaz triumph.
More insights from journalist and gay rights activist Masha Gessen’s revealing interview with The Lumière Reader.
At the Festival de Cannes, the paparazzi scrum; plus, the latest from Steven Soderbergh, Claire Denis, and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.
Mu of Fat Freddy’s Drop talks about the band’s killer new music video for ‘Clean Your House’.
At the Festival de Cannes, a beeline for the Coen Brothers’ new film; plus, Takashi Miike and Paolo Sorrentino in Competition
Partying at the Festival de Cannes; more from the Competition and Un Certain Regard; plus, on not getting into the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis.
Auckland Theatre Company bravely reinvigorates Tennessee Williams’s classic play.
More observations at the Festival de Cannes; plus, new films by Asghar Farhadi and Hirokazu Kore-eda.
The brave author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin tells ALEXANDER BISLEY why she decided on Sunday to leave Russia.
An interview with English novelist and Auckland Writers & Readers Festival guest Scarlett Thomas.
Queues and quotations at the Festival de Cannes; plus, François Ozon’s Jeune et Jolie, Fruitvale Station, and Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin.
The excess and emptiness of the Festival de Cannes; plus, The Great Gatsby and Heli.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: romance in a blaze of glory.
James McNeish’s self-portrait, hymn to a vanishing New Zealand, and record of a varied cast of influential people.
Ahead of the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, Shehan Karunatilaka reveals the backstory to his award-winning Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Matthew.
New Zealand Opera present Puccini’s classic passion play.