Three of Brannavan Gnanalingam’s favourites from the Festival de Cannes: The Great Beauty, Behind the Candelabra, Norte, the End of History.
An engaging, highly entertaining, sometimes moving retelling of Homer’s epic poem.
“If it wasn’t for Home and Away, I would’ve been fucked in the last year or so.”—Anna Coddington
Danish filmmaker and social anthropologist Andreas Dalsgaard discusses cities and their inhabitants, with special concern for Christchurch, ahead of the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Three essential documentaries: The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and The Act of Killing.
The quiet achiever behind Mutual Appreciation and Beeswax talks about his surreal fourth feature ahead of the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Cinematic discoveries and dead ends from across the Tasman.
We revisit Brannavan Gnanalingam’s coverage of the following prizewinners at the Festival de Cannes: Like Father, Like Son, A Touch of Sin, The Past.
Philip Ridley’s debut play receives the production that it deserves.
The Phoenix Foundation’s latest release is their best album yet.
Yvette Parsons is a standout in Thomas Sainsbury’s funny, filthy new play.
A succinct interview with photographer Ans Westra, whose new book Nga Tau ki Muri: Our Future looks at New Zealand’s environment through 20 years of images.
Auckland Theatre Company’s production is more than worthy of Howard Brenton’s great script.
Notes on the Sydney Theatre Company’s flagship production of 2013, starring Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert.
An interview with Mark Turner, the Eversons’ witty, amiable frontman.
K’Rd’s vital and significant past is tackled by the Okareka Dance Company.
The prolific rapper on Bill and Barack, Ellen and Hillary, 50 and Puffy. Photography by DANIEL ROSE.
The Dust Palace present a sophisticated exploration of human nature via circus performance.
Shopping’s cool writer-directors, Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston, talk about the Dawn Raids, their message, Matthias Luafutu, and coming home.
One of rock‘n’roll’s great journalists on Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, and Bob Johnston.