How low can free-to-air television go? PAT PILCHER rails about the pointlessness of yet more pretend-current affairs and poo stink commercials.
Film & Television
DHAYANA SENA proclaims the new, rebooted, live-action version of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast a must-see with a few minor caveats.
Here’s something different: a superhero series with wit, imagination, intelligence and style. An impressed ANDREW JOHNSTONE reviews Jessica Jones.
Are men just sex-craving dogs waiting to sniff the next woman in line? Is monogamy really a thing? ANDREW JOHNSTONE reviews a series that asks these questions, and more.
Here’s an anime that has a powerful message and a rare beauty that SHELLEY SWEENEY can’t quite resist.
The Brits have done it again with a strong female lead in a superior police drama. ANDREW JOHNSTONE is impressed.
Freeview is proud of its infiltration of people’s homes and stewardship of broadcast TV, but GARY STEEL is over both.
According to ANDREW JOHNSTONE, Damages is a searing critique of power and corruption, and a Citizen Kane for the 21st Century. Read his review.
Michael Keaton plays a bad guy well in this true-to-life story of how the McDonald’s fast food franchise was built, writes ANDREW JOHNSTONE.
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.
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