Arts

August 13, 2007

August 6-19, times vary. Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road Newtown Written by 3rd year Toi Whakaari students Directed by Jade Eriksen

August 13, 2007

Meet the rudeboys. A rough young bunch of wannabe thugs obsessed with owning the latest cell-phones, tricked-out cars, baggy jeans, and built-up bodies.

August 13, 2007

Written by Vivienne Plumb Directed by Conrad Newport Circa, until September 1, 7:30pm Sub 25s – $20

August 13, 2007

A 4-CD box set, Joy Division’s Heart and Soul is a must have for anyone with a disposition towards the morose. It includes nearly every song the band recorded 1977-80; before the band’s sudden demise after lead singer Ian Curtis hung himself at age 23.

August 6, 2007

Michael Winterbottom is an incredible skilful director who has made great films like 24 Hour Party People and The Road to Guantanamo. A Mighty Heart is about American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and killed by a group calling itself the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty about five years ago. Pearl […]

August 6, 2007

“Fuck!” you mouth, after reading a peaking Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. You stare into space and feel something shivering around your ribs. But once that telltale awe-fog ends, you begin to wonder: how the fuck did she do that?

August 6, 2007

This epic biopic tells the amazing story of the extraordinary and tragic French singer Edith Piaf. The film seems to focus itself around three story lines simultaneously – her youth, her adulthood and her last days. Things are tumultuous from the beginning and stay that way.

August 6, 2007

Heartbreak Hotel is actually damn good. Swedish movies released in New Zealand tend to be few and far between, something I’ve never really understood as I have yet to see a bad Swedish movie. This one tracks the growing friendship between two middle-aged single women, one a gynaecologist and the other a parking warden

August 6, 2007

Tuesday night was drizzly and miserable, and who better to get cosy with than The Clientele. With support from Dunedin legend Bob Scott (the Clean, the Bats), these four lovely Londoners provided a warm mixture of mellow, wafting pop tunes and the occasional bout of harder rock noise, delighting the modest (hey, it was a […]