ANDREW JOHNSON assesses the latest televisual film noir, and Hugh Laurie’s part in it, and as a bonus, gives us a primer on the genre, and filmic recommendations.
Film & Television
ANDREW JOHNSTONE wants you to go to your room, pull down the shades, and immerse yourself in the most excellent four seasons of a show that might appeal to Breaking Bad fans.
In the first of a new series on television, ANDREW JOHNSTONE checks out Taboo, produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott and Steven Knight and currently screening in NZ on Sky’s Soho Channel
Dhayana Sena likes at least a semblance of character and plot in her movies. Popular game-turned-movie Assassin’s Creed has neither.
It’s slow but profound, writes DHAYANA SENA of Denzel Washington’s Fences, a subtle character study that peels revealing layers from its characters.
It’s not only an ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals, but a film with a message about the power of love, reckons DHAYANA SENA.
Disney has finally rid itself of patriarchal cliches in its foray into Polynesia, and DHAYANA SENA is knocked out by a film that is both intrinsically Disney and effortlessly updates its attitude.
Sci-fi connoisseur DHAYANA SENA is unexpectedly won-over by the new Star Wars movie.
There’s nothing like a fairy tale that works for big people too. Gary Steel actually admits to thinking that Maleficent is a cracker.
Will Kiwis shortly lose internet access to Netflix and similar American services?
Pat Pilcher takes a long, lingering look at the new Spark internet television enterprise, Lightbox.