The director of 99 Homes on his film’s moral tightrope, New Zealand’s current housing bubble, and the trouble with John Key.
By focusing on pivotal segments of their subjects’ lives, two recent biopics capture an historical imprint rather than a personal saga.
On the aesthetic asceticism of Pawel Pawlikowski’s formally brilliant film.
Celebrating the late, great German media artist, critic, editor, and curator; plus, notes on East Timor’s first ever feature film.
Christopher Nolan’s love for the mosaic and manifold takes a step back in his new film, an empathetic study of human emotions and relationships.
Different breeds of underdog find something worth celebrating in Matthew Warchus’s new period comedy.
DOUG DILLAMAN and TIM WONG talk Jake the movie, scriptwriting as a means to an end, collaboration vs. authorship, and finding the right tone.
A review of National Theatre Live’s production of Michael Morpurgo’s powerful war story for the stage.
A review of National Theatre Live’s production of Shakespeare’s searing political tragedy, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss.
J.C. Chandor and Robert Redford’s bold new collaboration; plus, thoughts on this year’s Oscar race.
Directors Joel and Ethan Coen share thoughts on Inside Llewyn Davis at the 51st New York Film Festival.
Naomie Harris, fearless force of nature, on playing Winnie in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Alexander Payne’s new road movie returns to the Midwest.
Does the razzle-dazzle beauty of Martin Scorsese’s new film seduce in a way that obscures the horrors within?
John Krokidas’s worthy addition to the Beat canon.
“Just once take the advice that you give your kids every fuckin’ five minutes and learn to talk about what’s going on inside your head.”
Alfonso Cuaron’s new film soars as a 3-D spectacle, but it explores the human dimension through a clichéd and un-critically gendered lens.
Paul Greengrass on the romance of New York, and how it inspired the gripping Captain Phillips
Film review of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
In conversation with Asia’s biggest filmmaker ahead of the New Zealand release of Stoker and his appearance at Auckland’s Big Screen Symposium.