Auckland Theatre Editor Sam Brooks selects the year’s best plays and performances.
The cinematic year as remembered by our editors and contributors.
Thoughts on how (and how not) to be a cinephile in New Zealand. Also, the year in unknown pleasures.
The Court Theatre takes on “The Funniest Show on the Planet.”
An encounter with Keira Knightley at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Ahead of WOMAD 2015, trumpeter and guitarist Mike ‘McDuck’ Olson on recording, going viral, Motown, and the end of a year-long tour.
On the aesthetic asceticism of Pawel Pawlikowski’s formally brilliant film.
Shihad’s Jon Toogood is still New Zealand’s best frontman.
The Basement hosts a brilliant, boundary-pushing piece of theatre; plus, their annual Christmas show.
Theatre as a fresh, entertaining, playful fieldtrip aboard a bus.
Celebrating the late, great German media artist, critic, editor, and curator; plus, notes on East Timor’s first ever feature film.
Barbarian Productions’ latest show explores the dark divide between the 99 and the 1 percent.
Victor Rodger’s new play dramatises a funeral with a cultural and blackly comedic twist.
Alan Gilbert, Simon Rattle, and Rokia Traoré were among New York City’s cultural highlights in autumn 2014.
J.M.W Turner’s late masterpieces at the Tate Britain; Marian Goodman exhibits new and recent works by Gerhard Richter; plus, Steve McQueen’s new video installation courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.
At London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, a definitive retrospective of Horst P. Horst’s iconic fashion images, plus radical designs from the Russian avant-garde theatre.
Christopher Nolan’s love for the mosaic and manifold takes a step back in his new film, an empathetic study of human emotions and relationships.
Hayley Sproull explores the fears, anxieties, and humour of bi-cultural identity in her new fast paced, one woman comedy show.
On the lineage and legacy of Hayao Miyazaki’s most enduring film. Plus, Isao Takahata and a new Studio Ghibli showcase.
The Court Theatre’s new production explores the ridiculous nature of male-bonding rituals and what it means to be a man in the modern age.