How to Win the Palme d’Or: A Review of Parasite
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The best film of the season might be one that’s not even in the New Zealand International Film Festival. What makes a horror comedy spectacular enough to win big at Cannes? 

Parasites are organisms that live on or in other species. They recall tiny feral micro-critters barely kept at bay by Dettol; alien life-forms feeding on nutrients at their host’s expense; green Matrix virus codes. Bong Joon-ho...

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Colombian artist Nicolás Paris is the latest international artist in residence at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. His exhibition ko ngā herenga kei waenga i a tātou, lo que nos une, what connects us is a perplexing display of plants, short videos and hanging canopies of driftwood. Megan Dunn talks to the artist.

 

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“Do you want to start here?” Nicolás Paris asked.

“Yes. Is this a tool?...

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Chevron Hassett reviews the potential and the future in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive at the Dowse Art Museum.

“In the beginning was Te Kore, the void. Then came Te Pō, the potential. Then Te Ao Mārama, enlightenment. Such was the creation of the world and the process of the creation of my art.” – Cliff Whiting.

To begin we must understand Te Kore, the void. It is the initial construct, before...

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