Martin Phillipps on The Chills’ long-awaited new album, Silver Bullets.
Mike Fabulous, aka Lord Echo, on collaborating with fellow DJ Julien Dyne on LORD JULIEN, his follow-up to 2013’s Curiosities, and the Sydney Festival.
Favourite plays and performances, plus thoughts and observations on theatre in 2015 and beyond.
Ten films to write home about in 2015, plus ten discoveries and revelations.
In praise of the New Zealand International Film Festival, plus the future of live music in Wellington.
Ten personal bests in film, plus favourite television series and repertory screenings in 2015.
The year in cinema releases, festival highlights, and moments from films that history might otherwise forget.
Filmmaker Briar March talks about the creative and collaborative process behind her three-year project to document opposing housing projects in Glen Innes and Northland.
For the first time in New Zealand, Tim Crouch will present his alternate take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Auckland theatregoers.
Actor Brendan Cowell on tackling Australia’s alcohol culture in his feature film directorial debut, Ruben Guthrie.
Uther Dean and Sam Brooks bring an evening of dark love stories to the Basement Theatre.
Talking Paolo Sorrentino, John Huston, and BFI London Film Festival highlights with film culture tsar Adrian Wootton.
Two decades on from Cinema of Unease, Tim Wong’s ambitious essay film contemplates the prevailing image of a national cinema while privileging some of the images and image-makers displaced by the popular view of filmmaking in New Zealand.
An interview with performer Sarah Houbolt, whose new show explores the dark history of circus through the mysterious life of character from Tod Browning’s Freaks.
Silo Theatre revive a famous Kiwi cooking show; Auckland Theatre Company tackle a classic Broadway musical; theatremaker Ben Anderson delivers a character study of existential crisis.
Mat Anderson and John Bollen of two-piece Dunedin heavy band TRIUMPHS on making music, channeling Sir Edmund Hillary, and what they listen to on the road.
The director of 99 Homes on his film’s moral tightrope, New Zealand’s current housing bubble, and the trouble with John Key.
A conversation about staging Eugene Ionesco’s “Theatre of the Absurd.”
Inside Sarah Jane Barnett’s remarkable new book of poems, WORK.
Auckland Theatre Company presents a new work for the stage by poet Grace Taylor.