From an ultra-low budget beginning, Red Dwarf has seen highs and lows. DAVID BUTTERFIELD charts the trajectory of Red Dwarf.
Film & Television
TOBY WOLLASTON finds enough existential insight and astute observations to make 20th Century Women a worthy viewing experience.
TOBY WOOLLASTON heads to the movies and discovers the soft tones of Kodachrome.
It’s a long, long way from The Piano for Anna Paquin and the scary world of Bellevue. GARY STEEL has this to say about it.
GARY STEEL loves a bit of sword, sorcery and sex dressed up as educational history, and Knightfall fits the bill.
Toby Woollaston heads to the movies to see Chappaquiddick, and finds himself glad he’s not a Kennedy.
Tear-jerker Breathe is being released on Blu-ray in time for Mother’s Day. TOBY WOOLLASTON settled down for an early screening and was pleasantly surprised.
After making us wait in anticipation for a year, Westworld is back on Kiwi screens. PAT PILCHER checks out series two of the addictive show.
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.
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.