A very spring soiree at Andiamo

Spring has sprung and a new season calls for a menu shake up. Herne Bay institution Andiamo is welcoming a host of new dishes, arriving just in time for warmer climes (and long lunch dates).  The Speak...

In Review: Ad Astra

Ad Astra is, subjectively speaking, a classical "thinking man's space opera". Directed by James Gray (The Lost City of Z), it's as much science-fiction as it is an excursion into past classics.

In Review: The Farewell

★★★★★ Before I begin this review, please take note that I am writing from a half Asian, half NZ background - a bias which is close to my heart. While scoping out my fellow critics when waiting for the criti...

In Review: PINAY

PINAY, the latest venture of Proudly Asian Theatre (PAT), has hit the Basement. The first NZ-Filipino play to be written and presented in Aotearoa, PINAY has been hotly anticipated throughout its development t...

In Review: Ophelia

Review by Liz Lauder Many of us are familiar with the story of Ophelia thanks to studying Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 6th Form English class, but this movie adaptation is not like its predecessors. Claire M...