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Arts

August 11, 2008

As a huge fan of the single ‘She Wants to Move’, I jumped at the chance to listen to and review the new N*E*R*D album, Seeing Sounds. However, I must say I was a little disappointed. There was nothing new here, nothing interesting except a whole load of repetitive sound-alike songs. With repeated listening it […]

August 11, 2008

Who would have thought that a total mix-mash flip-flop collaboration of every notion, instrument, tone and mood could come together and actually work? Not only work, but fucking blow your mind. Auckland based SideKickNick AKA: Nick Buckton is the new shit. His album Miscellaneous Adventures is exactly that, an adventure.

August 11, 2008

Directed by Hideaki Anno If you’re making a film based upon a pre-existing series, it helps if the series is awesome. Hideaki Anno really couldn’t have screwed this one up if he’d tried. But compared to the epic radness of the original he hasn’t exactly outdone himself either.

August 4, 2008

Directed by Alister Barry Blending an astonishing array of archived footage with excerpts from leaked emails and reports, The Hollow Men follows Don Brash and his campaign team as they seduce and are in turn seduced by big business, big money and big political marketing guns from Australia and the US.

August 4, 2008

Directed by Dennis Gansel “Could there ever be another dictatorship in Germany?” Actually forget Germany. Could there ever be another organically developed dictatorship in a First World country? It would seem so. And you know what? I can’t blame us. Neither does this film. It doesn’t blame anyone for a natural organically created dictatorship. Everyone […]

August 4, 2008

After the AIDS backlash of the 1980s, a new generation of FILMS gay filmmakers rose to festival prominence, bringing highly articulate and frequently shocking takes on the modern condition and how THE GAYS fit into it – or not, as the case often was.

August 4, 2008

Canadian indie-rock ‘supergroup’ Wolf Parade haven’t so much turned a page with their sophomore effort At Mount Zoomer as focused in on the more subtle elements of their amazing 2005 debut, Apologies to Queen Mary (ATQM).

August 4, 2008

Directed by Matteo Garrone started rolling I sat in my chair in the Embassy theatre in a stunned silence. I’d just watched an amazing film, but that question nagged at me – just how amazing was it?

August 4, 2008

Directed by Sima Urale Apron Strings, the first feature from New Zealander Sima Urale, is a beautiful tale of two adult children, one Pakeha, the other half Indian, and their relationships with their respective mothers. Contrast is provided between the two, and between two other family characters: an aunty on one side, a sister on […]