Riverdale

Posted 1:09pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Saskia Bunce-Rath

Rating: 3.5/5 Riverdale is a new show from the CW based (loosely) on the Archie comics and is streaming on Netflix. It’s set in a town illuminated by neon lights that has been rocked by the recent death of beloved high school jock Jason Blossom. Archie (played by New Zealand’s own Read more...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Posted 1:13pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Laura Starling

Rating: Cult Classic In March 1997, the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released. Little did the cast, crew, and creators know that this supernatural teen TV show would turn out to be incredibly successful, hailed by both critics and fans. In fact, Buffy went on to inspire many Read more...

Gold

Posted 1:16pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Marlee Partridge

Rating: 3.5/5 The latest flick featuring our shirtless cowboy, Matthew McConaughey, has an almost disturbing difference to the toned Texan we grew accustomed to in Magic Mike. Set during the decline of mineral mining, Gold is loosely based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal, where Read more...

A Street Cat Named Bob

Posted 1:20pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Maisie Thursfield

Rating: 4/5 James Bowen sits playing guitar and singing “Beautiful Monday” in a busy Covent Garden street. People are walking past this homeless man, but no one looks at him, he seems invisible. Then Bob, the cat, enters his life and things start to change. It is actually Read more...

Strange Dreams

Posted 1:27pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Reg Norris

Album: Strange Dreams Artists: Motte Some time back there was a memorable performance in my hometown; someone was using loops to construct a soundscape of weird vocals. I can’t remember the name of the group, but I do remember the Hitchcockian scene as the loud repetitive squawking Read more...

PlayStation VR

Posted 1:35pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Brandon Johnstone

Rating: 3.5/5 We are truly in the midst of a Virtual Reality (VR) renaissance. In the grand scheme of things the technology is in its infancy, but the days of Nintendo’s nausea-generator Virtual Boy are firmly behind us and the new generation of VR headsets are finally on the market. Not to Read more...

Wide Sargasso Sea

Posted 1:44pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Zoe Taptiklis

Rating: 4/5 This book lives on my bookshelf, in a case, with a plaque underneath: ‘A Modernist Triumph of Femme Freedom’. In 1969, Jean Rhys published Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel and intervention to Jane Eyre, much like the prequel and intervention of my flatmate telling me I am Read more...

Dramaworld

Posted 1:55pm Sunday 19th March 2017 by Laura Starling

Rating: 4/5 Claire Duncan (Liv Hewson) is a fangirl. The 20-year-old college student is obsessed with K-drama (Korean drama TV shows). She knows all the ins and outs of the genre, and hangs excitedly on every line, cliffhanger and dramatic turn the shows throw her way. Stuck between work and Read more...

Big Little Lies

Posted 2:02pm Sunday 19th March 2017 by George Hellriegel

Rating: 4.5/5 Based on the bestselling novel by Lianne Moriarty, Big Little Lies showcases a star-studded cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern. The characters are placed in a perfect world of seaside mansions and upper-middle-class Read more...

Alone in Berlin

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 19th March 2017 by Shaun Brinsdon

Rating: 2/5 Alone in Berlin is based the true story of Otto and Elise Hampel (named Otto and Elise Quangel in the film) who, after their son dies in 1940 while fighting in WW2, silently protest by writing postcards criticizing Hitler and the Nazi regime and urging others to protest against it. Read more...

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