So TVNZ and Spark have snaffled the Rugby World Cup broadcast rights from Sky. PAT PILCHER looks at whether the new deal will mean good viewing for Kiwis.
Film & Television
In March 1998 GARY STEEL met up with Michael Caton, otherwise known as Darryl, star of the breakout Aussie romp The Castle.
As Sky boss John Fellet announces his intention to step down, PAT PILCHER ponders what’s needed to transform the broadcaster into a slick digital money-maker.
A good book, a particular filmmaker’s catalogue, a TV series – it gets under your skin and becomes an all-consuming passion/love affair that won’t let go until your done or exhausted or played out. But is binge watching a harmless time-waster, or are we all doomed. ANDREW JOHNSTONE explores.
With superstar atheist Richard Dawkins and pal Lawrence Krauss bringing their Science In The Soul tour to New Zealand this May, ANDREW JOHNSTONE thought it time to take a hard look at their documentary film, The Unbelievers.
This Cannes prizewinner will intrigue, provoke and disturb in equal measure, writes TOBY WOOLLASTON.
PAT PILCHER reports on Sky’s latest ploy to slow subscriber attrition.
Thrilling sub-Antarctic yarn casts French in bad light, and that’s okay by ANDREW JOHNSTONE
We Kiwis do a lot of things better than, the Aussies. Television isn’t one of them. ANDREW JOHNSTONE takes a gander at some spiffing ocker shows.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE reviews an English series that doesn’t quite seem to know what it is yet, but still manages to feel compelling.
Want to know what it’s like to get your foreskin torn off in a bizarre initiation rite? TOBY WOOLLASTON reviews a film about that, and much more.
An old-fashioned morality play wrapped up as a whodunit, Longmire consists of six almost perfect seasons, writes ANDREW JOHNSTONE.