Blankets–An Interview with Sasha Ford

  Earlier this year in March, on a rainy Sunday afternoon and post a whirlwind weekend of incredible music happening in Dunedin, I saw Montreal-based composer and sound artist Sasha Ford perform her solo electronic project Blankets at None Gallery. Blankets had also played the night before as part of the biennial Lines of Flight, New Zealand's longest running experimental music festival held in conjunction with Dunedin Fringe...

Survivor NZ: Dee shits in the ocean, Tony shits the bed

  Sam is a Survivor superfan, which means he’d be voted off first if he ever played. This is his weekly blog on Survivor New Zealand strategy.   At some point in Survivor, you need to become a threat if you want to win. If you’re seen as a passenger, then barring an amazing final speech (Sophie Clarke) or an opponent everyone hates (Natalie White and Russell Hantz), you will be slayed for your passive play. But...

A Dog’s Purpose

Rating: 5/5 A Dog’s Purpose is one of the most sentimental films I have seen in a while, for the pure and obvious fact that it contains dogs and dogs dying and living and just, doggos. Taking place from the 1950s to the present day, it follows a dog, narrated by the wonderful Josh Gad, who is reincarnated every time he dies into a new breed, five in total. It tells his story from life to death with each reincarnation (yes each dog dies...