On the politics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s devastating Cemetery of Splendour, Inherent Vice’s countercultural ennui, and Mustang’s cultural barriers at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
An interview with Grant Scicluna, writer-director of Downriver—a powerful new Australian film in the tradition of The Boys.
Second week highlights from the New Zealand International Film Festival, including Hou Hsiao-hsien’s centrepiece The Assassin and Tom Moore’s new animation Song of the Sea.
Four key documentaries at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015: Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands, Those Who Feel the Fire Burning, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, and She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.
Thoughts on Amy, The Wrecking Crew, The Lobster, and While We’re Young at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
Further dispatches from the first week of the New Zealand International Film Festival, including Western, Tehran Taxi, Ixcanul Volcano, and The Postman’s White Nights.
Producer Zhao Qi on China’s unstoppable growth and the controversial mayor intent on fast tracking one city’s modernisation.
Dispatches from the first week of the New Zealand International Film Festival, including The Lobster, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Tangerine.
TV on the Radio, Ruben Guthrie, and Vivid Lights were among Sydney’s cultural highlights in June.
A new splatter-fest joins the annals of Kiwi horror comedy at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, the spectacular highs and tragic lows of filming on Mt Everest.
Three new films by three essential auteurs at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
The dramatic and documentary revelations you may have overlooked at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
Previously at the Auckland Film Society: Losey and Pinter’s second film together makes a case for the pair as the most underrated collaborators in modern cinema.
Previously at the Auckland Film Society: Losey and Pinter’s masterful first collaboration.
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 Sydney Film Festival 2015: Sebastian Silva’s Nasty Baby; plus, Vivid LIVE curator Ben Marshall on bringing Sufjan Stevens and others to the iconic Sydney Opera House.
A closer look at the screen iterations of Patricia Highsmith’s classic anti-hero, Tom Ripley.
At the Documentary Edge Festival: fringe communities and marijuana decriminalisation.
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.