Movie review: Whiplash
Movie review: Whiplash

Whiplash is a riveting, thrilling film that gets away with an ending that's perhaps just a little too clean, writes Russell…

Movie review: Love, Rosie
Movie review: Love, Rosie

This romantic comedy, based on Irish author Cecelia Ahern's novel Where Rainbows End , begins promisingly, writes Francesca…

Movie review: Fury
Movie review: Fury

Fury is a reminder that war movies should be a guilty pleasure. You shouldn't enjoy the carnage, but that's what movies…

Do hip-hop gigs always suck?
Do hip-hop gigs always suck?

This week our writers clash over live hip-hop and ask the burning question: do hip-hop gigs always suck? Joanna Hunkin says…

Entertainment Reviews

Evil Within delivers devilish scares
Evil Within delivers devilish scares

Welcome to the world of The Evil Within , the new psychological-horror game from Resident Evil 's…

Concert review: NZSO, Auckland Town Hall

When the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra brought its Bold Worlds concert to town last year, the accent was on percussion.

Classical review: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra should be very pleased with its resident composer. In a lively interview before Thursday's…

Movie review: Get on up

Actor Chadwick Boseman "gets on up", and some, in this slick biography of "the Godfather of Soul", James Brown. Boseman…

Album review: Chris Brown, X
Album review: Chris Brown, X

Chris Brown's new album has taught me a valuable life lesson: never listen too closely to the lyrics…

Album review: Lenny Kravitz, Strut

With two new Prince albums, the reissue of two Hendrix albums (Cry of Love, Rainbow Bridge) and the next instalment of Hunger…

Dance review: The Status of Being

There is no complacent sitting back comfortably to watch Alexa Wilson's explosive and challenging choreography The Status…

Game review: Driveclub

There's a grating irony about a game that's all about getting to the finish line quickly and cleanly having taken so long…

Album review: Will Wood, Broken Man

Will Wood defies any normal categorisation. The Aucklander grew up playing classical violin and piano, and singing in choirs…

Album review: [shift], The Traveller
Album review: [shift], The Traveller

New Zealand band [shift]’s debut album The Traveller is one that you’ll want to turn the volume up…

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