The film of the year, plus other standouts, home-viewing highlights, and disappointments in 2014.
The cinematic year as remembered by our editors and contributors.
Thoughts on how (and how not) to be a cinephile in New Zealand. Also, the year in unknown pleasures.
An encounter with Keira Knightley at the Toronto International Film Festival.
On the lineage and legacy of Hayao Miyazaki’s most enduring film. Plus, Isao Takahata and a new Studio Ghibli showcase.
Gone Girl’s Tyler Perry. Plus, a New York Film Festival Top Five.
A few stray questions with Jemaine Clement. Plus, a Toronto International Film Festival top five.
Last words on the New Zealand International Film Festival for 2014.
In praise of two compromised Orson Welles films, still vital and almost joyful in their imposed messiness.
Reflections on five films at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Closing notes on evil, activism, resistance, and the films that deserve a second chance at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
A catch up with film culture tsar Adrian Wootton, back at the Melbourne International Film Festival to talk Humphrey Bogart, Patricia Highsmith, John le Carré, and Katharine Hepburn.
An interview with Joe Swanberg, down under at the Melbourne International Film Festival for his latest film, Happy Christmas.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival: double images, cinema as a frontier in Under the Skin and Manakamana, and respecting Hard to Be a God.
Exploring the politics of climate change and why New Zealand government has yet to act accordingly.
Filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine on the murder mystery at the heart of their documentary The Galápagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.
Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht on his collaboration with Jarvis Cocker, the people of Sheffield, and appealing to non-fans of Pulp.
On the eve of its world premiere, Jonathan King takes us behind the scenes of his new science-fiction venture.
Australian actor turned director Jennifer Kent on her breakout feature, the mother-and-son horror The Babadook.
On directing first-timers, being inspired by the Up Series, and the challenge of filming across 52 Tuesdays.