Sully: Can a good news story enthral? Yes it can.

It’s in the faces of the New Yorkers who look out the window and see an airliner descending over the cityscape. It’s in the voice of the air traffic controller talking to the pilot. Most of all, it’s in the…

Sausage Party: wrong, for all the right reasons

Sausage Party

Making an animated feature that the parents will enjoy as much as the children will has always been a challenge. Directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon don’t even bother trying to strike that balance in Sausage Party — this one’s…

Nerve: are you a Watcher or a Player? Me, I’m a Watcher.

Nerve

Nerve is 90 minutes of engagingly tense and sharp thriller. The problem is that it’s a 96-minute film. The film tells the story of the splendidly-named Venus “Vee” Delmonico (Emma Roberts), a slightly shy high-school girl from Staten Island who…

Crave! episode 24: War Dogs, Bad Moms, The Shallows, Passenger

Steve and Simon have both been pleasantly surprised by War Dogs, and moderately entertained by Bad Moms. Simon enjoyed most of The Shallows, while Steve finally wholeheartedly enjoyed a Passenger concert. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Crave! episode 23: Suicide Squad, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, Our Kind Of Traitor, Miller, Poi E

Neither Simon nor Steve has been terribly impressed with Suicide Squad, the latest offering from the DC universe. Simon’s a little kinder, though, perhaps because Poi E left him in such a good mood, as did Miller’s first concert with…

DNCE at the Vector Arena, Auckland: photo gallery.

DNCE opened for Selena Gomez at Auckland’s Vector Arena last night — but maybe they should have been the headline act. Steve was there to capture the energy of the show; here’s a gallery of photos of DNCE.

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion — a very personal tribute to John Lennon

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

My first thought, as John Waters stood in front of a microphone on an almost empty stage and started channelling John Lennon on his last day alive, was “Why?” Lennon died thirty-five years ago. His life, his work, his thoughts have…