Category: Episodes

Crave! episode 97: Radioactive, Eurovision, True Detective, Taylor Swift’s new album

As Simon and Steve inch ever closer to their hundredth episode, the emphasis remains on films. Radioactive is the story of Marie Curie, and a film that both our reviewers found quite engaging. Less so Eurovision Song Contest: The Story…

Crave! episode 96: Greed, The High Note, Money Heist, Shtisel, The Sinner, and a chat with James Reyne.

Crave! is finally back, after months of lockdown and carefully managed isolation. In this first post-lockdown edition, Steve and Simon disagree on Greed, the satire on the nasty wealthy from Michael Winterbottom, but agree on The High Note, a film…

Crave! episode 95: Alien Weaponry, The Book of Mormon, Bombshell, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Emma, and a few thoughts about what’s next.

In what could be the last episode of Crave! to fully feature live entertainment for quite some time, Simon and Steve share a few thoughts about what lies ahead. But in more positive thoughts, Steve has a lot of good…

Crave! episode 94: Elton John, Parasite, Queen, La Belle Epoque, Birds Of Prey

Simon and Steve were very fortunate to be at the first scheduled Elton John concert in Auckland this weekend, because it turned out to be his last at Mount Smart Stadium, Elton having abandoned the show almost two hours in.…

Crave! episode 93: Laneway 2020, Bastille, Richard Jewell, Like A Boss, Underwater

Music leads this week. Steve’s been busy at Laneway 2020 enjoying most, but not all, of the music on offer, while Debbie, our Intrepid Guest Reviewer, has a lot of positive things to say about Bastille. In movie news, the…

Crave! episode 92: 1917, The Gentlemen, Cats, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Steve and Simon are back from a Christmas break, with a rather film-centric first-of-the-year episode of Crave!. The Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie’s latest version of his cockney-wide-boy caper, has entertained both of our reviewers, while Sam Mendes’ First World War epic…

Crave! episode 91: Knives Out, The Irishman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lauv, and Khalid

Knives Out is the new Daniel Craig black comedy-thriller, and it’s delighted both Steve and Simon, who also have a few thoughts about where the first official trailer for what’s likely to be Craig’s last Bond outing, No Time To…

Crave! episode 89: Joker, The Goldfinch, Postmodern Jukebox, and Steve’s interview with Steve Hackett

The film everyone’s talking about right now is Joker, and Steve and Simon are in agreement: it’s a quite remarkable film. Not, by any stretch, light entertainment, but it’s a compelling watch. The critics have been in agreement about The…