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Charlotte Yates' 'Mansfield' Project

Friday, 21 February 2020, 10:23 am | Howard Davis

“I believe her to be a dangerous WOMAN … She is simply one of the most persistent and thickskinned toadies … one of the vulgarest women … and a sentimental crank.” - T.S. Eliot, Letters , Vol. 1. More >>

Dazed & Confused by 'Beats'

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 5:58 am | Howard Davis

”Out on the floor each night, I'm really moving / The chicks are out of sight and I'm a-grooving ... Out on the floor tonight, I feel like singing / The beats are light and bright, guitars are ringing.” - Dobie Gray, Out on the Floor More >>

And The Oscar Goes To … 'Parasite'

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 8:20 am | Howard Davis

For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Parasite has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. It ... More >>

1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:28 pm | Howard Davis

The benchmark for all anti-war films remains Lewis Milestone’s 1930 nihilistic masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front , a Best Picture winner that followed a group of German students whose teacher rallies them into enlistment. They are lead ... More >>

Three Stocking Stuffers from Te Papa Press

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 9:26 pm | Howard Davis

“The garments themselves tell us what did occur, but to understand them we must learn their language as expressed through the minute details of technique.” - Te Rangi Hiroa. More >>

Very Silly Stormtroopers - 'Jojo Rabbit'

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:25 am | Howard Davis

Described as “an anti-hate satire” and based very loosely on Christine Leunens' novel Caging Skies , Jojo Rabbit concerns the growth of a young boy in Nazi Germany who seeks advice on how to become a tough man from his 'imaginary friend' - a highly ... More >>

Tricky Dicky - Peter Morgan's 'Frost/Nixon' at the Gryphon

Friday, 1 November 2019, 12:28 pm | Howard Davis

At a time when talk of presidential impeachment has once again become a political reality, there is no more apposite drama than a new production of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon . A gripping 'true story' about the most-watched TV interview in history, ... More >>

Political Thriller 'Frost/Nixon' Opens at The Gryphon

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 6:36 pm | Howard Davis

In what might be the most timely play of 2019, Stagecraft’s production of Frost/Nixon , by Peter Morgan, opens on 30 October at the Gryphon Theatre. More >>

Rodger Fox Presents A Night OF Spectacular Jazz

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 6:23 pm | Howard Davis

Enjoy an evening of great jazz with the Rodger Fox Big Band and Special Guest Stars, including ... More >>

Four Women in a Man Cave - 'The Pink Hammer'

Monday, 9 September 2019, 4:35 pm | Howard Davis

Michele Amas' DIY comedy drama The Pink Hammer has been given a second life at Wellington's Circa Theatre. the flyer for The Pink Hammer Workshop invites us to “Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype ... More >>

The NZSO Present 'Transfiguration'

Friday, 6 September 2019, 9:48 am | Howard Davis

“We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality” - Lord Macauley, 'Moore's Life of Byron' in Literary Essays . More >>

Paradise Lost: Malcolm Lowry's 'Under the Volcano'

Friday, 30 August 2019, 3:51 pm | Howard Davis

“Les vrais paradis vont les paradis qu'on a perdus.” - Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI: Finding Time Again . More >>

Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect 'Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood'

Friday, 23 August 2019, 6:26 pm | Howard Davis

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.” - Charles Manson. More >>

Sam Brooks' 'Burn Her' Sets Circa Theatre Ablaze

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 11:04 am | Howard Davis

“In a democratic state one must be continually on guard against the desire for popularity. It leads to aping the behaviour of the worst. And soon people come to think that it is of no use - indeed, it is dangerous - to show too plain a superiority ... More >>

The Rediscovery of Theo Schoon

Friday, 26 July 2019, 3:14 pm | Howard Davis

In his authoritative biography of Theo Schoon, Damian Skinner recounts the final visit of the psychologist John Money and novelist Janet Frame to his Grey Lynn home in the summer of 1966. The aptly-named Money was sponsor of several writers and artists ... More >>

A Marvelous Invention - Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities'

Friday, 28 June 2019, 4:18 pm | Howard Davis

“Of all the tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvelous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.” - Gore Vidal. More >>

Ans Westra & The New Photography At Te Papa

Friday, 21 June 2019, 5:23 pm | Howard Davis

“Still, the outsider angle is of importance. In the 1960s I didn't fall under any of the restrictions that Maori faced themselves- because of their history, their position within the land. I thought that Maori were very good to photograph as they ... More >>

The Built Environment - Frank Lloyd Wright & The Bauhaus

Friday, 31 May 2019, 12:10 pm | Howard Davis

“The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.” - Frank Lloyd Wright, The New York Times Magazine, 1953. More >>

Tears Of A Clown - Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' at Circa

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 9:04 am | Howard Davis

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. First the body. No. First the place. No. First both. Now either. Now the other. Sick of the either try the other. Sick of it back sick of the either. So on. Somehow on. ... More >>

'Charlie Parker With Strings' - Live!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:03 am | Howard Davis

“[Charlie Parker] always filled me with a kind of despair, because he played the way I would have liked to write, and this wasn't possible for me or anyone else. He made poetry seem word-bound.” - P.J. Kavanaugh, The Perfect Stranger . More >>

 

 

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