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Luit Bieringa on Signed, Theo Schoon, his doco portrait of a maverick artist
Theo Schoon, legendary artist and outsider that shook the culture of New Zealand.
Jan Oliver Lucks on his real-life relationship film There Is No “I” in Threesome
Documents a Kiwi couple trying to make a sexually explorative, open relationship work.
Michelle Savill on her Ana Scotney-starring comedy-drama Millie Lies Low
Savill’s film follows someone trying to bluff their way out of a tricky predicament.
Briar March on anti-nuke activism doco Mothers of the Revolution
NZIFF doco tells the story of the 19 year-long Greenham Common women’s peace camp.
Peter Brook Bell tells us about UFC champ Mark Hunt doco The Fight of His Life
“Mark has had to fight for everything he has in life.”
Shirley Horrocks on new doco about the PM’s Chief Science Advisor
Started before COVID-19, Juliet Gerrard: Science in Dark Times captures the pandemic.
Florian Habicht tells us about the new colourised version of Woodenhead
Florian Habicht’s enchanting 2003 debut plays at this year’s NZIFF.
Musical icons Sparks tell us about their Cannes-winning musical Annette
“We didn’t want this to be sort of a traditional Broadway musical.”
The violence and emotional gravitas of Coming Home in the Dark
“It was going to be unapologetic, which was very exciting and scary.”
The Suicide Squad cast and director on their movie and John Cena’s… ability
“Because I was given so much freedom, I felt the responsibility to take risks.”
Thomasin McKenzie tells us about returning home for The Justice of Bunny King
“Doing a film where I was supposed to use my Kiwi accent felt really weird.”
Karen Gillan and Carla Gugino tell us about kick-arse action pic Gunpowder Milkshake
“I think this is probably my highest male death count. It must be.”
“There’s nowhere to hide inside of Taskmaster,” Guy Montgomery tells us
Taskmaster is back for another season of eating comedians’ lunch.
Karina Longworth tells us about her new season of You Must Remember This
The acclaimed Hollywood history podcast’s new season revolves around rival gossip columnists.
Wyatt Russell tells us about playing John Walker (Marvel’s one, not our Olympic legend)
“I could totally play that guy. But I don’t have a very good New Zealand accent…”
Julian Dennison tells us about being part of new blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong
“I’m not saying this is a documentary.”
Flicks visits the set of literal blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong
Alexander Skarsgård and Rebecca Hall speak from the spectacular set.
The Dissident director on the horrific murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Bryan Fogel speaks with us about his follow-up to Oscar-winner Icarus.
Polynesian Panthers documentaries and exhibition educate – to liberate
Auckland Arts Festival exhibition reflects on the era of dawn raids.
The directors of Cousins share the stories behind their impactful Aotearoa drama
Directors Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith talk Cousins.
How Tumeke Space, the most Kiwi Star Wars ever, was made during lockdown
Not even a pandemic could keep Mukpuddy’s beloved creation down.
Unhappy joy joy: the harsh story behind the new Ren & Stimpy doco
“Well, I just got PTSD right now”