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.
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.
Collaboration and process were front and centre at the fourth annual Big Screen Symposium for New Zealand filmmakers.
The dramatic and documentary revelations you may have overlooked at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
At the Sydney Film Festival 2015: Hong Sang-soo’s latest, Hill of Freedom, plus documentaries Breaking a Monster, The Russian Woodpecker, and Ulrich Seidl’s In the Basement.
At the Documentary Edge Festival: counter-terrorism through the eyes of an informant; the life and times of Elliot Smith; and an unlikely Haitian presidential campaign.
At this year’s Auckland Writers Festival, the glass was not just half-full, but brimming, overflowing.
A conversation about tackling rugby, male identity, and rural stoicism with filmmakers Christopher Pryor and Miriam Smith.
Reading Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, one mystery at a time.
Closing notes on evil, activism, resistance, and the films that deserve a second chance at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Between the films of Alex van Warmerdam, Denis Villeneuve, Alex Backhouse, and Gerard Johnstone at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, tone is everything.
The parallel spaces of Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery documentary and Emil McAvoy’s first exhibition of paintings.
On the eve of its world premiere, Jonathan King takes us behind the scenes of his new science-fiction venture.
With Bong Joon-ho’s latest, you never know what’s behind the next door until you break through.
Joshua Redman, Chick Corea with Gary Burton, Pablo Ziegler, and Dawn of Midi were among the the standout international acts at this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival.
Sessions on North Korea, fascist Italy, and the Arab world compelled at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival.
At the Alliance Française French Film Festival, David Perrault’s heady black-and-white debut, plus Katell Quillévéré’s bracing sophomore feature.
At the Alliance Française French Film Festival, a new film by Sylvain Chomet, plus the journey of George Méliès’s iconic 1902 fantasy, from inception to restoration.
A review of Yo La Tengo and Frente Cumbiero in concert at the New Zealand Festival.