The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July

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Screen

Our staff writers – Vanessa Crofskey, Tayi Tibble, Lucinda Bennett and Kate Prior, plus veteran film writer Doug Dillaman – bring you their top picks from this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival 

Film festival season is upon us! Whether you circled almost everything in the programme then gave up trying to decide, or you have yet to steal a dog-eared copy from your office staffroom – we’ve all been there...

Theatre

POWER is a fun and feisty tribute to female pop music, which takes great delight in throwing away the ‘guilt’ in ‘guilty pleasure’. So how deep does the feminism go, and what’s missing? New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews.

Everyone has a guilty music pleasure, right? A few artists we don’t care to broadcast our love for. Spotify knows what’s up, after all, they created private browsing for a reason...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

Imagine if every exhibition had work by four artists from the same family! Well, HĀTEPE at Mokopōpaki does. 

Painting, photography and handcrafted objects all feature in this month’s Unmissables. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell has searched the city to find...

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Screen
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Theatre
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
Read Time: 6 mins
Melissa Laing takes in the wide-ranging narrative...
Theatre
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
By Melissa Laing
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
Read Time: 6 mins
Playwright and screenwriter D.F. Mamea shares the...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
By D.F. Mamea
The Pantograph Punch x Auckland Arts Festival 2019
Read Time: 19 mins
Announcing our talks programme for Auckland Arts Festival...
News
The Pantograph Punch x Auckland Arts Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews the two shows which made up...
Theatre
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
By Melissa Laing
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews The Swimmer, a high-strung psychodrama...
Theatre
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
By Adam Goodall
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
Read Time: 18 mins
Self serving myths and nationalism, Dan Kelly considers...
Music
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
By Dan Kelly
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
Read Time: 4 mins
Rina Patel reviews Ali Foa'i's solo show, Thirsty....
Theatre
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
By Rina Patel
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
Read Time: 14 mins
Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King...
Literature
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
By Pantograph Punch