‘Colourism’ reveals shades of Hollywood prejudice
The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood has ignited a discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the colour of a person’s skin, but the shade.
The new Dr Who and a view of dyspraxia
Is it possible that the general population will develop their concept of dyspraxia to that which is represented by the friend of the latest Dr Who?
Show biz is big business in Auckland
Figures show the Auckland Council’s involvement in the film industry is paying off.
Wes Anderson’s latest quirk fest
Wes Anderson’s latest quirk fest, the stop animation Isle of Dogs, certainly has it all, writes Darren Bevan.
The Breaker Upperers just wants to be loved
The Breaker Upperers doesn’t want to be rejected yet never quite offers a compelling enough reason to make it past the honeymoon, writes Darren Bevan.
The Death of Stalin sickeningly dark
As the madness grows in ‘The Death of Stalin’, director Armando Iannucci makes it difficult to empathise with any of the characters.
Chilly Phantom Thread rings hollow
Phantom Thread is somewhat of an enigma, a curio of a film that never quite hits any emotional resonance, writes Darren Bevan.
Black Panther’s nuanced power
Black Panther is a fresh origin tale which feels reflective of the times - and desires of the cinematic universe, writes Darren Bevan.