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.
Robin Kerr and Eli Kent on staging their show All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever internationally, creative practice, and theatre culture in New Zealand.
Mallory Ortberg, satirist and co-founder of The Toast, talks humour, femslash, and her conflicting soft spot for Ayn Rand ahead of New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
Martin Phillipps on The Chills’ long-awaited new album, Silver Bullets.
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.
Inside Sarah Jane Barnett’s remarkable new book of poems, WORK.
On the eve of this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist announcement, nominee Anna Smaill talks in-depth about her captivating debut novel, The Chimes.
An account of living and writing in residence at Orlando’s Jack Kerouac House.
A closer look at the screen iterations of Patricia Highsmith’s classic anti-hero, Tom Ripley.
The Auckland Writers Festival refracted through a dialogue with Haruki Murakami interviewer John Freeman.
Auckland Writers Festival guests David Mitchell, Morris Gleitzman, Tim Winton, and Carol Ann Duffy offer a salient reminder of how writing gives us hope.
A conversation about tackling rugby, male identity, and rural stoicism with filmmakers Christopher Pryor and Miriam Smith.
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.
On the lineage and legacy of Hayao Miyazaki’s most enduring film. Plus, Isao Takahata and a new Studio Ghibli showcase.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival: two imposing Cannes winners explore the struggle between family, state and religion.
Cinema’s preeminent documentary filmmaker on his two latest triumphs, At Berkeley and National Gallery.
The director of Ukraine is Not a Brothel on befriending the founders of the radical Feminist protest group, the dangerous ego of their former leader, and getting in touch with the Slavic soul.
Talking China co-productions, our obsession with time, pop culture/zombies, fiction vs. reality, and the future of radio at the annual Screen Edge Forum.
DOUG DILLAMAN and TIM WONG talk Jake the movie, scriptwriting as a means to an end, collaboration vs. authorship, and finding the right tone.