An account of living and writing in residence at Orlando’s Jack Kerouac House.
Parting thoughts and reflections on the New Zealand International Film Festival from TIM WONG and DOUG DILLAMAN.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: a short deconstruction of John Schlesinger’s British classic.
An interview with award-winning playwright Renee Liang, whose new creation is a fable of fishy sentience, ecology, and sashimi set in a Chinese restaurant.
Benjamin Henson’s masterful stage remix of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
A look back at the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s multifaceted career; plus, viewing notes from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Two new poetry collections by Annabel Hawkins and Jamie Trower from boutique publisher Makaro Press.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, an interview with the veteran Filipino filmmaker and “father of independent cinema in the Philippines.”
Flying under the radar at New Zealand International Film Festival, Guy Maddin’s exhilarating The Forbidden Room, plus The Tribe and Ever the Land
On the politics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s devastating Cemetery of Splendour, Inherent Vice’s countercultural ennui, and Mustang’s cultural barriers at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
An interview with Grant Scicluna, writer-director of Downriver—a powerful new Australian film in the tradition of The Boys.
Second week highlights from the New Zealand International Film Festival, including Hou Hsiao-hsien’s centrepiece The Assassin and Tom Moore’s new animation Song of the Sea.
Auckland Theatre Company’s stylish update of Aristophanes’s ancient Greek play.