arts spotlight.

March 16, 2020

Anthony McCarten: The Art of the Commercial Biopic

A biographical film, or biopic, dramatizes a real person or people in an event that supposedly happened. Think Oscar Schindler in Schindler’s List or Jackie Kennedy […]
March 16, 2020

Fuck I wanna play Sly Cooper now, Jesus Christ

At the time of writing, the Playstation 2 was just celebrating its 20th anniversary, resting in its earned laurels as likely the most successful console of […]
March 16, 2020

Kicking It with Jake Love

Jake Love is fresh on the Tāmaki Makaurau music scene. Last week he released his new EP Soccer, and performed his first gig at the Galatos […]
March 8, 2020

To Stream Is Human; To Stan, Divine

With the release of Gaga’s comeback effort “Stupid Love”, Twitter denizens and social media users in general are getting a look at a fanbase that has […]
March 8, 2020

I won’t change my mind: 1917 is Oscar Bait

When asked the question at a preliminary job interview form for Auckland Museum, “Do you have any conflicts of interest?”, I woefully misinterpreted the question and […]
March 1, 2020

Taika Waititi: The Art of Happy Cinema

Whisked together with a cup of Wes Anderson, a teaspoon of Edgar Wright and baked in a Woody Allen microwave for 40 minutes, Taika Waititi has […]
March 1, 2020

Horse, Interrupted

(SPOILERS! DEPRESSION!) With the second half of BoJack Horseman releasing on January 31st, the show finally came to an end – not with the miserable suicide […]
October 23, 2019

An Ode to ‘Songs from the Motion Picture’

Remember movie theme songs and their music videos? I’m talking lyrics that directly reference the plot of the film, clips from the movie integrated into the […]
October 23, 2019

Well It’s Over Folks (Kinda)

For some of you, the final day of this semester will mark the end of your university career. For others, it will be a celebration of […]