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.
In praise of the New Zealand International Film Festival, plus the future of live music in Wellington.
Returning for a season at the Basement Theatre in September, Eamonn Marra’s Respite finds laughter and sadness through literary influence.
SJD walks us through the creative process behind his latest and greatest album, Saint John Divine.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, an interview with the veteran Filipino filmmaker and “father of independent cinema in the Philippines.”
Flying under the radar at New Zealand International Film Festival, Guy Maddin’s exhilarating The Forbidden Room, plus The Tribe and Ever the Land
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.
Thoughts on Amy, The Wrecking Crew, The Lobster, and While We’re Young at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
Producer Zhao Qi on China’s unstoppable growth and the controversial mayor intent on fast tracking one city’s modernisation.
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.
A conversation about damaging myths, Moriori ancestry, and fluid cultural identities with novelist Tina Makereti.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: encapsulating Erich Maria Remarque’s resonant anti-war message.
At this year’s Autumn Events, Damon Gameau puts his body to the sugar test.
Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film charts the flight and fall of a struggling musician across two decades of the French electronic scene.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: the desperate living of Douglas Sirk’s bleak Faulkner adaptation.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: love doesn’t conquer all in Douglas Sirk’s superlative Hollywood melodrama.
Celebrating the late, great German media artist, critic, editor, and curator; plus, notes on East Timor’s first ever feature film.
The trailblazing founder of A Low Hum and Puppies on music as a commodity, the death of live music, mainstream media, and the problem with APRA.