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…

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 talent. Sinead O'Connor…

Album review: Bobby Bare Jr, Undefeated
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…

Entertainment Reviews

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

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

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

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
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…

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

Stephen Layton was responsible for the memorable Mass in B minor, presented by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as its 2012…

A genius from the start

We have searched the NZ Herald archive for our original reviews of Robin Williams' major roles. Read them here.

Album review: Eric Clapton and Friends, The Breeze
Album review: Eric Clapton and Friends, The Breeze

Clapton frequently speaks of himself as a messenger, originally passing on the blues, then in the 70s…

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