George Fenwick is an entertainment writer for The New Zealand Herald.
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Charli XCX explains why she got personal on her new album
"I wanted it to be me, the human being, not me the artist," she told TimeOut.
The best show on TV right now is about awful rich people
Succession is a scathing, incredibly-acted indictment of the rich and powerful.
Inside The Gulf: NZ's brutal, brooding new crime drama
Kate Elliot reveals she gave her all to the show - both physically and mentally.
Hugh Jackman's emotional journey from big screen to live stage
The actor turned singer on turning The Greatest Showman into a live show phenomenon.
Navvy: 'It was cool to hate yourself for a while. That needs to go'
Navvy wants more artists to back themselves: "We need to be like, 'I did that, that's me".
NZIFF review: Litigante nails the way life just happens sometimes
Beautifully drawn Litigante an authentic portrait of one woman struggling to stay afloat.
NZIFF review: Manta Ray a poetic cinematic view on Rohingya crisis
Manta Ray is a stirring story of unlikely human connection.
Song Without A Name tells a heartbreakingly true story of human trafficking
Song Without a Name dramatises a real-life case of human trafficking in Peru in the 1980s.
Ed Sheeran is upstaged and outclassed on his new album
Sheeran's impressive roster of guests outclass the pop star at every turn.
Meet Harper Finn, the 21-year-old singer from music royalty
"I never felt like there was any pressure for me to do music," says Harper Finn.
Only in NZ: The new comedy making fun of NZ's news
A slow news day in New Zealand makes for great comedy, says host Hayley Sproull.
How Mean Mums busts stereotypes of cut-throat motherhood
"This show is pro-parents, pro-teachers, pro-school, pro-women," says O'Reilly.
Stranger Things stars talk the 'terrifying' third season
It's safe to say the Stranger Things kids have been through a lot.
Mark Ronson's irresistable funk record is a winner
Angel Olsen, Alicia Keys and Lykke Li let Ronson's production skills shine.
Miley Cyrus' new EP is sometimes terrible, mostly great
Miley Cyrus darts between pop and hip-hop on her new EP. Not all of it lands.
Handmaid's star on her villainous role: 'She's not in control'
Ann Dowd says Aunt Lydia was "very surprised to learn how frightened she was."
Actor Robyn Malcolm honoured for service to TV and theatre
Malcolm was named an MNZM as part of this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Aldous Harding's new record is a five-star stunner
On Designer, Harding's songs face steadily towards the sun.
Comedy gala host promises this year's show will be less brutal
Last year, Rhys Nicholson's show got serious. This year, he focused on having fun.
Carlson: 'I just wrote the best joke of my entire career'
Urzila Carlson's new show takes on misconceptions of her cultural identity.
Downton Abbey star: 'New Zealand makes such good films'
"There's something about the water here that makes you really interesting storytellers."
The future of the MCU: 'It's impossible to predict'
Robert Downey jnr and Brie Larson predict what's next for the Marvel cinematic universe
Avengers star has 'no idea' what her role in the film is
"I still have no idea what role I play in this film," says Brie Larson (Captain Marvel).
Norah Jones' NZ return: 'I planned this whole trip around it'
Norah Jones talks about her new album and her 'weird' new creative discovery.
The Bad Seed: Madeleine Sami on her 'dark' new role
"It was a nice change to be a part of something dark and brooding," says Madeleine Sami.
Vai: One woman's journey of connection in the Pacific
Eight one-shot vignettes build one lifetime in Vai, a sister film to 2017's Waru.
Jason Isaacs: The OA left me 'laughing, crying, shaking'
"I was kind of devastated by the end... I'd had some sort of cult religious experience."
Are you ready for the first Kiwi movie musical in decades?
Daffodils' stars Rose McIver and George Mason on iconic Kiwi music and the exposing shoot
Snail Mail on having Kiwi fans: 'It makes no sense to me'
Snail Mail on questions about her identity: 'it has nothing to do with the music'.
Broods announce special fire relief show for Nelson
Broods are heading home to Nelson to play a show for those affected by the recent fires.
Film unpacks the 'deeply dark' practice of conversion therapy
"It's important we get this film out there and share it with as many people as possible."
Colette director: 'History has been rewritten as straight'
Director Wash Westmoreland says the film keeps his late husband's 'creative spirit' alive.
Grammys: Country star Kacey Musgraves takes out top prize
Today's ceremony celebrated female empowerment, with a star cameo from Michelle Obama.
Tom Scott on writing a play for his late mother, Joan
Tom Scott has written a new play devoted to the story of his mother, Joan.
Sharon van Etten's new album is a five-star wonder
Sharon van Etten's newest album expands her sound, to extraordinary affect.
James Blake makes peace with himself on Assume Form
James Blake's new album is a stunning look at love in internal and external forms.
Review: Mumford and Sons' stadium-sized bangers at Western Springs
Western Springs Stadium proved a worthy venue for the ambitious gig.
'They said I would fail': NZ drag king's win a world first
Hugo Grrrl says he hopes his win will encourage different identities to try drag.
Rudimental on their 'special present' for New Zealand
"You guys party harder than Australians, and probably as hard as us."
The tortured artist: 'Depression is not a romantic thing making songs better'
When artists put trauma into their work, how can they be protected in the process?