Arts

July 30, 2007

By Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr Directed by Paul Jenden Circa until 25 August “Monarchy is musical chairs, all high kicks and foreign affairs…”

July 30, 2007

It’s a bit complicated to review the second album from English indie band Art Brut. Their first album was an interesting mix of great and really mediocre songs, and this album has kept up this unfortunate tradition. Most songs are filled with dull, guitar-heavy riffs with singer Eddie Argos slowly singing/talking over the music.

July 30, 2007

Directed by David Lawrence Wellington season: Aug 01 – 05 Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

July 30, 2007

This novel’s a beauty, a 270-page meander by a man with an outrageous lyrical gift. If you’ve read The English Patient, here is a spine-tingly reminder of what this guy can do: “I carried Katherine Clifton into the desert, where there is the communal book of moonlight. We were among the rumour of wells. In […]

July 30, 2007

If it were not for the fact that Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn is a damn good movie, I would wonder why it was in the film festival at all – it’s just too entertaining. I can’t imagine any sector of the population not enjoying and being moved by it. Herzog has a thing for slightly […]

July 30, 2007

Few films have the power of The Secret Life of Words. It’s a bit of an anomaly, a Spanish film, shot in Ireland and featuring Eastern European and American protagonists. Hanna (Sarah Polley), an Irish factory worker, seems to do little more than exist.

July 30, 2007

The documentary Manufactured Landscapes follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

July 30, 2007

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

July 30, 2007

This debut film by director Sanchez-Cabezudo is an intense thriller about several different protagonists in a small town in rural Spain. Bringing in multiple characters across the film’s different chapters, the story tells of a scientist and his team who are sent to investigate a newly discovered cave on the outskirts of the town.