Through most of our long cinematic history we’ve hated our own films, but ANDREW JOHNSTONE finds 14 pieces of pure filmic gold that beautifully convey our developing cultural history.
In the first of an occasional new series, GARY STEEL gives the hard word to some aspiring musical artistes.
It’s one of the 10 best British movies ever made, and it’s as brilliant as it’s barmy. ANDREW JOHNSTONE reckons this unusual, haunting and plain odd film is unjustly neglected.
SIMON BROWN gets overwhelmed with extravagant oddness at the Munich High End Show, and follows it up with a dessert of Hong Kong proportions.
It’s a piece of fluff with serious flaws, but the Gallic charm of Paris Can Wait wins out for SHELLEY SWEENEY.
On this day one year ago, GARY STEEL moved away from Auckland and up north. What led to that decision, and how did it work out?
He was an extraordinary king from ages past now shrouded in myth and mystery. ANDREW JOHNSTONE talks about Gilgamesh, and a book that brings him alive in a new age.
What can we expect from the much-anticipated Huawei hottie, the Mate 10? PAT PILCHER pontificates.
GARY STEEL underestimated The Bads. He’s here now to pay penance with his review of their really, really good new album.
Does a video clip doing the rounds really show the iPhone 8 that’s due in November? PAT PILCHER pontificates.
TVNZ can take a hike, says PAT PILCHER, for whom the so-called state broadcaster is as redundant as decade-old episodes of The Apprentice.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE explains why he keeps his cheese grater under the bed.