arts spotlight.

August 28, 2019

Tarantin-toe

Article contains spoilers and mentions of toes. Tarantino’s 9th film Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood has finally released worldwide, sparking debate about race, the depiction […]
August 28, 2019

My Brother, My Brother and Me but also Me

Like anyone who had been browsing the wasteland of the internet since the age of 12, I was naturally cautious of the McElroy brothers (Justin, Travis […]
August 18, 2019

The Kids are Alright

We’ve always been obsessed with the stories of teenagers. Hollywood film and TV, in particular, have thrived with their depictions of youth. For years, coming-of-age stories […]
August 18, 2019

A Love Letter to Fallout…. Or at least New Vegas

Fallout, as a franchise, has come under thermonuclear heat in the last few years. It’s a discussion that draws ire from across all the gaming spheres […]
August 13, 2019

The Noah Centineo Universe

With the popularisation of comic book movies throughout the last 20 years, cinematic ‘shared universes’ are at the most profitable they’ve ever been. Mass audiences understand […]
August 13, 2019

Sometimes Auckland is Beautiful

Art is entirely subjective, as influenced by the life and emotions of the artist as the audience viewing the art itself. Art is not only a […]
August 6, 2019

What If CGI but Too Much

To my intense delight and disgust, the Cats trailer dropped last week and caused quite the stir online. Based on the long-running stage show and starring […]
August 6, 2019

Seoul Town Road: Country Rap, Billboard charts and Remix Culture – the curious case of Old Town Road

As of the time of writing, Old Town Road by Lil Nas X (Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) – alongside its numerous remixes – has broken the […]
July 29, 2019

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck

Self-help books are my guilty pleasure. People point out that they’re optimistic, clichéd and oversimplified, and they absolutely are. But I think there’s something great about […]