The best (and worst) films of 2012
Learning survival tactics from Brian Dennehy
Does John Key know the conditions facing Kiwi workers within US film and TV productions here?
Five attractive teenagers, a remote cabin in the woods … What could possibly go wrong?
The sound of white trash contenders, from over 50 years ago…
Celebrating Jamaica, and 50 years of independence
Mat Tait is a South Island based cartoonist and illustrator. Mike Brown lives in Wellington and is currently writing a PhD thesis on New Zealand vernacular musics.
The Batman finale, plus Alyx Duncan and Dan Salmon
True, blue, and the art of getting over it
Looking back at Paul Simon, Graceland and the end of apartheid
Philip K. Dick Meets the Rappers, Downtown
The past may be a far country, but we still live in it
Brent Willis currently lives in Lyall Bay, Wellington and has been making underground self-published comics since the mid 1990s.
Patrick Keiller’s films about his faux intellectual, Robinson. Also : Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre
From Sacred Harp music to doo wop, via Africa
The films Mental Notes, A Dangerous Method and Spider tackle mental illness in very different ways
Underground film-maker Maya Deren still casts a spell
The Hunger Games heroine is a sign that women are adapting better to today’s economic realities….
The economics of rhythm and melody…..
The Politicisation of Remembering —Judge Dredd and Horror Stories
Pedro Almodovar’s fresh take on the Hitchcock classic about sex, obsession and second chances
When life is a war game, you need friends to survive
Even buzz bands make only tiny little buzzes
The films of Terrence Malick, from Badlands to Tree of Life
Life (and love) is a dream shared, in Philippa Pearce’s classic novel
A biography of the man responsible for much of the folk, blues and subsequent pop music traditions we know today
The understated horror of Never Let Me Go
Ludwig Bemelmans had a few childhood scars of his own
Laneways beats the Big Day Out, hands down
How Disney (and others) teach children that living in a nice suburban home beats living free in the city