After 13 years of publishing in print and online, The Lumière Reader is taking a break.
Ahead of The Look of Silence’s date at the Oscars for Best Documentary Feature, a conversation with filmmaker and human rights activist Joshua Oppenheimer.
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.
Actor Brendan Cowell on tackling Australia’s alcohol culture in his feature film directorial debut, Ruben Guthrie.
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.
The director of 99 Homes on his film’s moral tightrope, New Zealand’s current housing bubble, and the trouble with John Key.
Collaboration and process were front and centre at the fourth annual Big Screen Symposium for New Zealand filmmakers.
At the BFI London Film Festival 2015: Jia Zhangke’s multi-generational Chinese epic, Mountains May Depart; the façade of progressivism in Flocking; AKIZ’s techno teen horror, Der Nachtmahr; and Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, the untold story of South-East Asian rock ‘n’ roll.
A speculation on Danny Boyle’s recently announced sequel to Trainspotting—an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Porno—and what it means for the film’s legacy.
Jake Gyllenhaal on Everest, family, boxing, and Lou Bloom’s connection with Donnie Darko.
Sarah Cordery’s eloquent meditation on the Israel-Palestine conflict also speaks to a potentially unique—and exciting—way forward for New Zealand filmmaking.
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.
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