Abbas Kiarostami’s follow-up to Certified Copy is a brilliant formal exercise in which the audience, as usual, is part of the puzzle.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival: SAM BROOKS on Alain Guiraudie’s queer thriller; BRANNAVAN GNANALINGAM on Rithy Panh’s recovery of a terrible past; and ANDY PALMER on William Yang’s photographic memory.
The up-and-coming director on horror, comedy, and being a humanist at heart.
The colour of money is red in E.L. Katz’s fiendish debut feature.
The seasoned British filmmaker behind the indelible Up Series talks about the latest installment and his seven year itch.
Filmmakers Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett on finding the Hackney brothers, their unknown legacy, and what’s in a name.
Four new documentaries at the New Zealand International Film Festival showcase plenty that’s grim, and more than a little bit that’s not, in contemporary United States.
A conversation with the great Mahamat-Saleh Haroun about his new film Grigris and his cinematic legacy to date.
Goblin play Suspiria, North by Northwest on the big screen, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy, and other brief observations from the opening weekend of the New Zealand International Film Festival.
The trailblazing cinematographer and early independent shares thoughts on the art of lighting, making and restoring Utu, and the state of New Zealand cinema.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, workaholic Takashi Miike gets reacquainted with his exploitation roots.
Richard Bean’s play engages with the battle between politics and science.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, a conversation with Daniel Joseph Borgman ahead of the Australasian premiere of his debut feature, The Weight of Elephants.
Yves Montmayeur on his muscular study of Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, Michael H Profession: Director.
Notes on Alfred Hitchcock’s underrated 3-D murder mystery and King Vidor’s underseen silent-era masterpiece, screening in retrospect at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Nga Whanaunga curator LEO KOZIOL (Ngati Rakaipaaka, Ngati Kahungunu) offers notes on this year’s Maori Pasifika short film harvest at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
An interview with Mike Lerner, co-director of the rousing Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.
The incisive documentarian on We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and Silence in the House of God.
Stephen Sinclair’s two plays are fascinating in their flaws.
Jem Cohen explores the fluidity of art, the post-punk ethos, and the invigorating act of seeing and thinking in his absorbing new film.