Breaking Bad is proof that television has an incredible power all of its own.
Author Archive: Gerald Lee
Directed by Mike Newell Adaptations of the works of Charles Dickens seem to come thick and fast these days, and it’s often hard to see what the latest version contributes to our understanding of these classic tales. Like so many others, the latest version to hit cinema screens, Mike Newell’s great expectations, fails to tread [...]
March 21-23 New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St Low-budget filmmaking is something mainstream audiences have very little contact with. This is a pity, given the breadth of talent in local filmmaking circles, and the fact that having limited resources usually fosters some of the greatest examples of innovation. Thankfully, the Wellington Underground Film Festival [...]
It’s time to reclaim the word ‘escapism’. Let’s stop taking it to mean a juvenile fantasy that has no intellectual heft.