In praise of two compromised Orson Welles films, still vital and almost joyful in their imposed messiness.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival: Africa in the spotlight, plus Alice Rohrwacher’s surprise Grand Prix winner.
Exploring the politics of climate change and why New Zealand government has yet to act accordingly.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival: two brilliant Swedish takes on human relations.
Edgar Reitz’s powerful chronicle of 19th Century German history privileges the small narratives of ordinary folk.
Filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine on the murder mystery at the heart of their documentary The Galápagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.
Touring New Zealand from August, Bob Dylan’s genius, his lyrics, and his undying cool continue to endure.
The weight of charity and power relations in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s superb Palme d’Or winner.
Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht on his collaboration with Jarvis Cocker, the people of Sheffield, and appealing to non-fans of Pulp.
Australian actor turned director Jennifer Kent on her breakout feature, the mother-and-son horror The Babadook.
The brilliant and beguiling sameness of Hong Sang-soo’s cinema.
On directing first-timers, being inspired by the Up Series, and the challenge of filming across 52 Tuesdays.
Bringing the galvanizing—and ultimately tragic—story of tech genius Aaron Swartz to the screen.
Cinema’s preeminent documentary filmmaker on his two latest triumphs, At Berkeley and National Gallery.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival: the complexities of an Israeli secret service spy operation; the inspiring physics of the Large Hadron Collider experiments
A discussion on Maori instrumental traditions, taonga puoro torch bearer Richard Nunns, and music and culture in documentary Voices of the Land: Nga Reo o te Whenua.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: with Leos Carax’s latest, there’s life in cinema yet.
A conversation about Libyan and Syrian hospitality, fighting and filmmaking for a cause, and the road to revolution.
Tracking the urban legend of a quest for Fargo’s ‘treasure’ from the far east to midwest.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: the radical cinema of Shirley Clarke.