Arts

February 28, 2016

★★★★ Directed by—Tom Hooper     The Danish Girl is a powerful, yet sensitive, portrait of the transgender pioneer, Lili Elbe. Based on David Ebershoff’s novel of the same, and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, the onscreen adaptation of this unique book is director Tom Hooper’s latest […]

February 28, 2016

★★★★ Directed by—Lenny Abrahamson   Room is a powerful, affecting story of the love between a mother and son. Adapted for the screen by Emma Donoghue and based on her much-lauded novel of the same name, which drew inspiration from the Fritzl case in Austria, this is one of the most talked about films of […]

February 28, 2016

★★★★   Directed by—Tim Miller In the latest installment of the X-Men mutant-centric branch of the Marvel Universe, Ryan Reynolds gets a chance to prove himself as the super-anti-hero—Deadpool. Deadpool, an action-comedy, tracks the journey of Wade Wilson—a fast talking mercenary who beats up stalkers for free drinks. Wilson’s dodgy cancer treatment results in the […]

February 28, 2016

  Location, price or space to move, Pick one of three, it’s all on you. You want a flat that’s warm and clean? There’s one in Waikanae you’ll see’s pristine. Under 200? We can work that out, It’s an ex p-lab, but the smell’s almost out. Does it fit a double bed, why of course […]

February 28, 2016

★★★   Written by—Lauren Groff Publisher—Penguin Random House     Lancelot and Mathilde meet at the close of college, locking eyes across a room at a wild party. He is the handsome and popular thespian star, destined to soar to great heights; she is a strikingly beautiful recluse, an anomaly to everyone around her. Two […]

February 28, 2016

★★★★★   Edited by—Susanna Andrew & Jolisa Gracewood Publisher—Auckland University Press     You may have heard that investigative journalism is endangered in New Zealand. Funding cuts to television and print publications mean we see more Masterchef and less hard-hitting journalism. Despite this problem plaguing mainstream media, there are still a plethora of voices speaking […]

February 21, 2016

  1- Enjoy Public Art Gallery Upstairs at 147 Cuba St Open: Wed–Fri 11–6, Sat 11–4 Established in 2000, Enjoy is a uniquely non-commercial gallery that facilitates an exciting programme of contemporary art exhibitions, projects, events and publications.   2- Bartley and Company Art 56A Ghuznee Street Open: Wed–Fri 11–6, Sat 11–4 Directed by Alison […]

February 21, 2016

★★★★ Bojack Horseman is a satirical Hollywood themed show based on the life of of a six foot four, chain smoking, sarcastic, binge drinking horse. This animated Netflix series is not your typical sitcom. If you are looking for cheap laughs you will get them, but this series offers a lot more than that. Featuring […]

February 21, 2016

★★★½ Last Tuesday my TV life and my real life found an innate synergy.  Two of my best friends moved to Melbourne. What am I supposed to do without them? When will I see them again? Will everything be okay without them? It felt an awful lot like that time two of my best TV […]

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