Film

July 28, 2014

Doug Dillaman is the writer and director of local feature film Jake about the trials and tribulations of self-funding and self-promoting an independent film in New Zealand.

July 20, 2014

It starts with Jimi Hendrix playing to an empty bar. In this bar is the girlfriend of Keith Richards: Linda Keith. She befriends Jimi Hendrix, simultaneously introducing him to the music industry and LSD.

July 20, 2014

That blissful time of year when spending all your money on films becomes even more socially acceptable is fast approaching. The New Zealand International Film Festival embraces the cultural hub of Wellington from the 25 July to 10 August with a programme which demands many circles and underlining in blue ballpoint pen.

July 13, 2014

The recent obsession for emotionally fraught, desperate Tumblr feeds has been The Fault in our Stars, a film which has swept the world’s movie conscience with heartfelt, sappy recognition.

July 13, 2014

The original Godzilla film came out in 1954 and since then there have been many cinematic attempts to reimagine the classic. It has proved a monster of a challenge however, reaching a low point with the 1998 film of the same name which reduced the king of monsters to a glorified T-Rex.

June 1, 2014

The gay genre, different from the gay agenda, is a meta-genre of film that covers gay topics and follows gay characters.

May 26, 2014

Kendall Jenner seems to think she is welcome at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. As the less-famous sibling of a family of reality-TV stars, who also thinks wearing Topshop to Met Gala is acceptable and who flunks a five-second introduction at the Billboards, the plentiful photos of the model taking photos and eating lunch along the south coast of France is somewhat tarnishing the Festival’s arthouse origins.

May 18, 2014

If you want to sit back, crack open a brew, and watch a film that doesn’t leave you in a state of sensory overload, then B&W has got you covered.

May 11, 2014

Questionable ethical decisions: Uploading your husband to a computer by putting spikes in his brain in an abandoned unsterilised school hall when he is dying of radiation poisoning and getting away with it.