Hobbit leads to smaller things
Hobbit leads to smaller things

A star of the Hobbit trilogy spent his days off from the biggest New Zealand productions to work on one of the smallest.

Dark Horse stars in the spotlight
Dark Horse stars in the spotlight

New Zealand's international actors turned out in force for the New Zealand International Film Festival's glitzy opening…

The Rover: Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson go Mad Max
The Rover: Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson go Mad Max

Seeing as it takes place in a broken-down civilisation where desperate, lawless men drive beaten-up cars through desolate…

Gallery: Dark Horse premiere
photos Gallery: Dark Horse premiere

Stars walk the red carpet at the premiere of Dark Horse directed by James Napier Robertson, at the opening night of the…

New Zealand International Film Festival

Captain America fights the future in Snowpiercer
Captain America fights the future in Snowpiercer

In his best-known role Chris Evans seems made to embody Captain America. But in roles like Snowpiercer…

Point and Shoot: Madman with a death wish?

Who, exactly, is Matthew VanDyke? Is he a film-maker? Or an adventurer? Is he a madman with a death wish? Or, as some Middle…

Scarlett gets Under the Skin

Of late, a heavily pregnant Scarlett Johansson has happily traded in her sex symbol image. But it's certainly to the fore…

Russell Baillie: Tales worth telling well

It's heartening to have a local star on the front of our film festival special issue. Especially as a younger James Rolleston…

The Dark Horse: All the right moves
The Dark Horse: All the right moves

James Napier Robertson and Tom Hern have faces that feel familiar, yet not quite familiar enough to…

The Dark Horse: This Boy's life

James Rolleston was just 12 when the accolades began to rain on him for his debut film role in Boy . Five years on, he's…

Film Festival survival guide

TimeOut's Peter Calder, who has been a regular at film festivals since 1970, has a few tips to help punters emerge intact…

Dark Horse at short odds

The new Cliff Curtis film launching the New Zealand International Film Festival is already a success ahead of the red carpet…

Film Festival: From the Earth to the Stars

The thematic pre-occupations of the documentary film-makers whose work features in each year's midwinter film festival gives…

Why Michael Fassbender is perfectly Frank
Why Michael Fassbender is perfectly Frank

The notion that the actor who so memorably revealed all in Shame should cover up his good looks in…

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