Totem - Cirque du Soliel
Totem - Cirque du Soliel

As an instantly recognizable brand celebrating their 30th anniversary Cirque du Soliel must stretch a tightrope between…

Worst sci-fi ending yet?
Worst sci-fi ending yet?

The first third's great, the second third expansive - but what's up with Lucy's ending? Chris Schulz shrugs his shoulders…

Album review: Royal Blood, Royal Blood
Album review: Royal Blood, Royal Blood

If you thought there was a full band backing Royal Blood's guitar-fuelled ruckus, you wouldn't be the only one. On early…

Album review: Broods, Evergreen
Album review: Broods, Evergreen

Hearing Mother & Father - the opening track from local siblings Broods' debut album - for the first time, is a reminder…

Entertainment Reviews

Album review: Sinead O'Connor, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
Album review: Sinead O'Connor, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

Too often in popular culture, controversy and craziness are substitutes for, or get in the way of, real…

Album review: Bobby Bare Jr, Undefeated

Country music fans know Bare's dad as the voice of a string of hit singles and albums in the 60s and 70s. But Junior - now…

Movie review: The 100-Year-Old Man...

If you belong to a book club it's likely you've already come across the popular Swedish novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old…

Movie review: 20,000 Days on Earth

From the opening title sequence of this quasi-fictional documentary about singer-songwriter Nick Cave you know you're in…

Theatre review: Dog, The Basement
Theatre review: Dog, The Basement

Playwright Ben Hutchison establishes himself as an original and very distinctive voice with a play that…

Fireworks too long in coming

Colin Hogg writes: Why is it, in this jerky new world of sound bites and short attention spans, that television shows are…

Concert review: Hanson, The Powerstation

The year was 1997. A band of young brothers, with long golden locks, came on the scene with an incredible catchy tune that…

Theatre review: Hairspray

This bright, feel-good musical left us so happy that we were possibly high on hairspray fumes, writes Janet McAllister.

Movie review: Postman Pat: The Movie

The original British stop-motion animation television show, Postman Pat , has been given an upgrade for its big-screen…

Review: Spiritual Bach piece played with passion
Review: Spiritual Bach piece played with passion

Stephen Layton was responsible for the memorable Mass in B minor, presented by Auckland Philharmonia…

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