Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great
Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch

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Screen

All good things must come to an end. And so should auteur theory, if cinema is to advance.

Pity the poor, tired, worn auteur theory. Conceived in France in the 1940s by the likes of André Bazin and François Truffaut as a way to assert the director, not the writer, as a principal author of a film, it has expanded to become the single most widely-accepted way for the masses to understand film production...

Society

In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

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Screen
Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great
Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great
Read Time: 15 mins
All good things must come to an end. And so should...
Screen
Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great
By Doug Dillaman
Critical Infrastructures
Read Time: 17 mins
In an environment where we are starving for criticism...
Society
Critical Infrastructures
By Lana Lopesi
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Read Time: 10 mins
The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
By Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma
Read Time: 9 mins
PhDs are notoriously gruelling, but throw personal...
Society
A PhD in Trauma
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
Read Time: 11 mins
Nisha Madhan is the artistic director of The Town...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
By Nisha Madhan
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
Read Time: 9 mins
Auckland Fringe artist Melissa Laing is taking audience...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
By Melissa Laing
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
Read Time: 17 mins
Jackson Niewland reads Catherine Chidgey's latest...
Literature
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
By Jackson Nieuwland
Descanting the Domiciliary: A Review of Homeshow, 90 Canon
Read Time: 19 mins
What if spaces designed for living in were given over...
Art
Descanting the Domiciliary: A Review of Homeshow, 90 Canon
By James Hope
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