Reviews

Review: MAMIL
Read Time: 3 mins
MAMIL is a one-dimensional tale of non-redemption...
Theatre
Review: MAMIL
By Rosabel Tan
Review: It Follows
Read Time: 2 mins
Despite tracking the spectre of a supernatural STI...
Screen
Review: It Follows
By Matthew Crawley
Review: Toons for Tots
Read Time: 3 mins
We sent a 6-year-old to review this year's film fest...
Screen
Review: Toons for Tots
By Theodore Panther
Review: Boyhood
Read Time: 7 mins
Richard Linklater has always captured the passing...
Screen
Review: Boyhood
By Hugh Lilly
Review: Under The Skin
Read Time: 3 mins
Jonathan Glazer's ominous, abstract horror transcends...
Screen
Review: Under The Skin
By Richard Bol
Review: Art and Craft
Read Time: 3 mins
American documentary has a gem of a story to tell...
Screen
Review: Art and Craft
By Hugh Lilly
Hope and Wire: Part Three
Read Time: 7 mins
Did you watch 'Hope And Wire' to the end? If you didn...
Reviews
Hope and Wire: Part Three
By Joe Nunweek
Review: SIN
Read Time: 5 mins
SIN has grand ambitions, but it tackles too much and...
Theatre
Review: SIN
By Joseph Harper
Hope And Wire: Part Two
Read Time: 4 mins
Time passes slowly.
Reviews
Hope And Wire: Part Two
By Joe Nunweek
Review: The Wilderness
Read Time: 3 mins
More so than any desperate mash-up of symphony orchestras...
Music
Review: The Wilderness
By Hayden Eastmond-Mein
Hope And Wire: Part One
Read Time: 5 mins
The first episode of Hope and Wire does a lot of lining...
Reviews
Hope And Wire: Part One
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Halcyon Ghosts
Read Time: 5 mins
Sam Sampson's Halcyon Ghosts rushes between the microscopic...
Literature
Review: Halcyon Ghosts
By Alex Taylor
Review: Sunday Roast
Read Time: 4 mins
Sunday Roast is a brash and energetic romp, which...
Theatre
Review: Sunday Roast
By Joseph Harper
Review: Shadowland
Read Time: 3 mins
Shadowland showcases some incredible skill but lacks...
Theatre
Review: Shadowland
By Rosabel Tan
Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue
Read Time: 7 mins
The docudrama commemorating 35 years since NZ’s deadliest...
Screen
Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Juan, Two?
Read Time: 2 mins
Masterful, endearing and strange, Barnie Duncan's...
Theatre
Review: Juan, Two?
By Jose Barbosa
Review: Kraken
Read Time: 2 mins
Kraken is a triumphant piece - or set of pieces -...
Reviews
Review: Kraken
By Matthew Crawley
Review: Squidboy
Read Time: 2 mins
Staged almost entirely inside the audience's imagination...
Reviews
Review: Squidboy
By Hayden Eastmond-Mein
Review: Joseph Moore, Young Comedy Billionaire
Read Time: 3 mins
Joseph Moore's Comedy Festival set is clever, ambitious...
Reviews
Review: Joseph Moore, Young Comedy Billionaire
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Reginald D Hunter
Read Time: 3 mins
American comedian has some ascerbic and very funny...
Reviews
Review: Reginald D Hunter
By Joe Nunweek
Review: James Acaster - Recognise!
Read Time: 2 mins
James Acaster presents a deadpan set that's at once...
Reviews
Review: James Acaster - Recognise!
By Rosabel Tan
Why You Shouldn't Ever Review Good Stand-up
Read Time: 4 mins
Is reviewing a great stand-up comedy gig the most...
Reviews
Why You Shouldn't Ever Review Good Stand-up
By Rosabel Tan
Review: The Goldfinch
Read Time: 7 mins
Kyle Rainsford reviews this year's Pulitzer Prize-...
Literature
Review: The Goldfinch
By Kyle Rainsford
Review: Snort with Friends
Read Time: 2 mins
Showcasing the greatest comedic talent in this city...
Reviews
Review: Snort with Friends
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Vice
Read Time: 7 mins
Vice sets out to challenge audience perceptions, but...
Theatre
Review: Vice
By Joseph Harper
Review: Flip Grater, 'Pigalle'
Read Time: 6 mins
Clare Grater's fourth album bears all the trappings...
Music
Review: Flip Grater, 'Pigalle'
By Soong Phoon
Review: The Water Station
Read Time: 5 mins
Using the training of Japanese Nō and Chinese Xiqu...
Theatre
Review: The Water Station
By Hannah Banks
Review: My Bed My Universe
Read Time: 3 mins
Massive Company's My Bed My Universe is a multimedia...
Theatre
Review: My Bed My Universe
By Rosabel Tan
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
Read Time: 9 mins
A 750-page memoir by the 33rd Prime Minister of NZ...
Literature
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
By Di White
Review: Angels in America
Read Time: 6 mins
Marking the end of Shane Bosher's time at Silo Theatre...
Theatre
Review: Angels in America
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Billy Bragg
Read Time: 9 mins
Billy Bragg is avowedly the second-most famous working...
Music
Review: Billy Bragg
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Daffodils
Read Time: 6 mins
Dark, beautiful and complex, Daffodils weaves a personal...
Theatre
Review: Daffodils
By Rosabel Tan
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