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.
Film & Television
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.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE reviews a new series about an autistic savant surgeon. Believe it or not.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE chanced on Better Things by mistake and then couldn’t prevent himself from major bingeing. It comes highly recommended.
How is it that the news can black-out for 30 minutes and there are no shockwaves and no obvious consequences? PAT PILCHER has his say.