“It is meant to be a reckoning” say directors of COVID-19 doco Totally Under Control
“He is not just hurting the American people. He’s hurting the world.”
The superb Michael Shannon on his new thriller The Quarry
One of our favourite actors, Michael Shannon plays a police chief suspicious of a new arrival in town.
Kurosawa and classic samurai films inspire PS4 game Ghost of Tsushima
Tony Stamp finds out more about the game’s gorgeous cinematic feel.
NZIFF 2020 Q&A: Kiwi Shorts filmmakers
Lockdown narks, dorky dads, big monster crays, triple scoop ice creams & more.
NZIFF 2020 Q&A: New Zealand’s Best short films
Hear from the directors of the six NZ films screening in New Zealand’s Best 2020.
Madeleine Sami on the attractions of acting in Come to Daddy
Not to mention some potential misconceptions about the title…
Ant Timpson talks us through his equally touching and disturbing Come to Daddy
“Watching Dad literally drop dead in front of me was the turning point”.
John Lithgow on playing disgraced Fox News boss in Bombshell
As Roger Ailes, Lithgow transforms into propagandist and sexual abuser.
How a teacher, a cow whisperer, and a farming community made NZ film Bellbird
The film is currently playing in cinemas.
Broken arms, heartbreaking delays, and a short film called Storm
The short film plays as part of Show Me Shorts: Love and Other Catastrophes.
Mosley and NZ’s world-class animation studio hidden in Snell’s Beach
Plus the editor who moved from Pixar to work in NZ.
Interview: Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
The legendary director speaks with Steve Newall about his iconic film.
Operation: Rambu & NZ’s international action star you’ve never heard of
New Loading Docs short on the Kiwi star of “Indonesian Rambo”
Watch this year’s Loading Docs shorts and hear from their filmmakers
Celebrating modern heroes, a forgotten action star and more.
We speak with The Power of Inclusion summit guest Tilane Jones of ARRAY
One of the many global film heavyweights participating in October’s two-day summit.
How the filmmakers behind a new Samoan-NZ action comedy levelled up
“I can see everyone’s levelled up—working towards Super Saiyan level.”
Herbs: Songs of Freedom director on his doco about local music legends
NZ Music Hall of Fame inductees Herbs are celebrated in new doco
Director of 2040 on making people understand and act on climate change
“If you give them the tools, great things can happen.”
Cliff Curtis talks to us about his role in “absurdly large” action pic Hobbs & Shaw
Cliff Curtis talks to Flicks about his role in the new Fast & Furious spinoff.
Support the Girls director explains his “breastaurant”-set comedy-drama
Andrew Bujalski’s latest follows the staff of boob-oriented bar/restaurant Double Whammies
Vivarium director on how his sci-fi blends housing crisis and The Quiet Earth
“It’s the cycle of strangeness.”
Animals director Sophie Hyde on her Dublin-set tale of female friendship
“We’re kind of constantly coming of age or shifting into different seasons of our life, I think”