At the New Zealand International Film Festival: SAM BROOKS on Alain Guiraudie’s queer thriller; BRANNAVAN GNANALINGAM on Rithy Panh’s recovery of a terrible past; and ANDY PALMER on William Yang’s photographic memory.
Selected highlights from our film festival coverage abroad: Camille Claudel 1915, Child’s Pose, Gloria, Harmony Lessons, Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Dormant Beauty, Gebo and the Shadow, Lines of Wellington, To the Wonder, Prince Avalanche. Plus, NZIFF picks by our editors and contributors.
Three essential documentaries: The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and The Act of Killing.
Our Auckland and Wellington-based theatre editors on the stage shows that deserved your attention.
Twelve months in the dark, as recalled by our editors and contributors.
At the World Cinema Showcase, BRANNAVAN GNANALINGAM on the West Memphis Three and Woody Allen; TIM WONG on Alex Ross Perry’s double act.
The year’s cinematic highlights according to our editors and contributors.
Our editors and contributors pick out the crème of the crop in movies.
Three films at the World Cinema Showcase. By CALEB STARRENBURG, BRANNAVAN GNANALINGAM, STEVE GARDEN.
In Warsaw, MAGADALENA PODBIELKOWSKA and PETER BISLEY interview T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T.’s award-winning Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna, ahead of six performances at the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
ALEXANDER BISLEY with eight great films (and two turkeys) from the last decade; STEVE GARDEN with the highlights and disappointments from the 2009 film festival season.
SAM GASKIN and ALEXANDER BISLEY recap the best and rest in film and DVD: A Serious Man, Sherlock Holmes, An Education, New York, I Love You (Film); Flight on the Conchords: The Complete Second Season, Extras: The Complete Collection, The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season (DVD).
STUART LYNCH and ALEXANDER BISLEY recap the best and rest in film and DVD: Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Somersault, Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963, Until Proven Innocent, Soul Men, Notorious, Defiance, The Wrestler (DVD); Cathay Pacific Italian Film Festival 2009, The Strength of Water, Disgrace, District 9 (Film).
Our writers recap the best and rest in film and DVD: The Dark Knight, Snow Angels, 30 Rock—Seasons 1 & 2, Extras—The Special, Persepolis, Cassandra’s Dream. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Damily Guy—Season 7 (DVD); Frost/Nixon, Dean Spanley, Valkyrie, Empties (Film).