An Interview with Reel Brazil Film Festival director Leandro Cavalcanti.
At the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Song Fang’s astute debut feature; plus, via “Changing Channels”, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first foray into television.
Highlights from The Lumière Reader’s past coverage of writers speaking at the forthcoming Auckland Writers & Readers Festival.
Dean Parker’s part spy thriller, part comedy of manners, part political play presented by Auckland Theatre Company.
Thoughts on Sylvie Simmons and music journalism ahead of the Leonard Cohen biographer’s trip to New Zealand in May.
Discussing Poland, piano teachers, and favourite Phoenix tracks with Luke Buda ahead of the Phoenix Foundation’s fifth studio album release.
More from Luke Buda ahead of the Phoenix Foundation’s fifth studio album release, including new drummer Chris O’Connor, sloppy Phoenix gigs, and the Kasimier.
Ahead of the Phoenix Foundation’s fifth studio album release, Luke Buda riffs on Glastonbury, Jarvis Cocker, and the Phoenix Sound.
At the newly christened Autumn Events, four films by Asghar Farhadi.
Last encounters at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: furtive moments/bodies in motion.
Thirty-something encounters at the Sundance Film Festival.
ALEXANDER BISLEY on the First Lady of Gospel; LUKE BUDA on Wilco’s first tour of the new year.
An absolute beginner’s guide to the Sundance Film Festival.
A wrap of this year’s WOMAD festival in Taranaki.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: a screwball primer.