Category: Films

Crave! episode 12 — The Hateful Eight, The Lady In The Van, UB40

The Lady In The Van

Steve and Simon have both seen Quentin Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight, but they’re not both entirely impressed. They’re in much closer agreement when it comes to Maggie Smith as The Lady In The Van. Steve’s been to see UB40,…

Crave! episode 11 — David Bowie, The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Episode 11 of Crave! sees Simon and Steve take very different positions on The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio’s two and a half hours of Oscar-bait, but agree that David Bowie’s death leaves a huge hole in the world of music. Steve’s…

Crave! episode 10: Star Wars, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC

Angus Young of AC/DC at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, December 15th, 2015

The final episode of the year finds Steve and Simon disagreeing about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But they both enjoyed AC/DC at Western Springs Stadium, while Steve was surprised by how impressed he was by Ed…

Crave! episode 9: Youth, Jesus Christ Part 2, In The Heart Of The Sea

Jesus Christ Part 2 (Photo: Andi Crown Photography)

Episode 9 of Crave! sees Steve struggling with a cold, Steve and Simon discussing Youth, the new two-hander featuring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. Steve’s seen Jesus Christ Part 2 at Auckland’s Basement Theatre, and Simon’s seen Gin Wigmore at…

Crave! episode 8 — Mockingjay 2, The Programme, 10CC, Adele, Jesus Christ Part II.

Graham Gouldman of 10CC at Auckland's Aotea Centre.

The eighth episode of Crave! sees Simon and Steve rather disappointed with the final film in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 2. Steve looks at The Programme, the new Lance Armstrong biopic, he’s been talking to Gareth Williams, the…

Crave! episode 007: Spectre, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, Hozier

Spectre‘s finally here, and Simon and Steve have been to see it. Were they impressed? Find out in this week’s episode of Crave!, along with reviews of Scouts [sic] Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Hozier’s rather excellent show at…

Crave! episode 6: The Dressmaker, Keith Richards and a look forward to Spectre

The Dressmaker

Steve and Simon unstitch The Dressmaker, Kate Winslet’s latest dark — very, very dark — comedy. Simon’s seen Bridge Of Spies, and both of us are inappropriately excited to see Spectre next week. We’ve also been listening to Keith Richards’…

Crave! episode 4: The Martian, Everest

The fourth episode of Crave! finds Simon back in Auckland, where he’s talking with Steve about The Martian, Ridley Scott’s new film set, unsurprisingly, on Mars — even though the best bits happen back on Earth. Simon’s seen Everest, Steve’s…