Arts

September 10, 2007

Just where do they get those top-secret agents from, the ones who do assassinations and the like? This film takes the question (and strips aside all our comfortable notions of security services being recruited from the highest order of society), to show us the fate of a guttersnipe who has managed to brutally and cleverly […]

September 10, 2007

An exhibition of the artworks of Simon Morse Well-known for his low-brow, pin-up girly/cutesy horror meets pop art pieces, as well as his comic book works, the name Simon Morse may ring a few bells. Mr Morse has a CV that reads off like a comic-nerd’s wet dream – Dark Horse Comics, Chopper Chick, Toolbox, […]

September 10, 2007

An onstage birth, a canary and a disembodied voice; the three key ingredients to any Shakespearean tragedy, and a great night at the theatre. Victoria’s second season of third-year directing students’ works displayed talent and creativity. Though not ostensibly related, the three productions shared a maternal through-line, in each case developed very differently.

September 10, 2007

Let’s talk football. Yeah I know the Rugby World Cup is around the corner, and the word football is blasphemous in New Zealand, but stick with me. Football itself can be boring to watch, with eleven monkeys juggling a ball with their lanky legs and the occasional sissy scream because someone shoulder charged you.

September 10, 2007

With an album title like this and an MC name like Tourettes, I can honestly say I was expecting something slightly more amusing than awful rhymes, spoken ‘poetry’, and rants about drugs and alcohol.

September 10, 2007

With it being the Salient Women’s Issue and all, I decided to profile two essential sites for women. To provide balance they represent two polar opposites, one is targeted towards anarcha-feminists and the other is for those who have never heard of feminism.

September 10, 2007

Neil Gaiman’s Stardust was originally published in a hardcover format, with illustrations beautifully rendered by Charles Vess. Now that it has been made into a film, (starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes and Michelle Pfeiffer), illustrations are obviously considered superfluous, and Hardline Review has reissued it as a paperback.

September 10, 2007

It’s hard to gauge who is listening in on the array of VBC shows; its best to just assume that the effort the DJs put into producing and presenting their shows is making their countless listeners throughout Wellington better informed people.

September 10, 2007

London 1912. Ronnie Wilson, a little wee 13-year-old naval cadet, is given the boot out of Naval College for allegedly stealing a five-shilling postal note. His old man, Arthur Winslow begins an all-consuming attempt to prove his son’s innocence. From a small tiny matter, it grew to a nation’s obsession as a family was driven […]