Archive | December, 2013

Skins (Redux)

29 Dec

skins redux

Cultural phenomenon Skins is back with its seventh and final season, in far finer form than the series has been in a good long while. Following gen one oddball Cassie (Hannah Murray) as well as gen two misfits Effy (Kaya Scodelario) and Cook (Jack O’Connell), Skins Redux updates fans on the lives of a few of our favourites through a series of three two episode long vignettes. Continue reading


Shopping (2013)

16 Dec


Very seldom do I find myself undecided on a film once the credits roll, but Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s debut feature Shopping has left me just so. Continue reading

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Settling the Score

3 Dec


It was my birthday last Thursday, incidentally a date shared with the late, great Jimi Hendrix. I had planned a full day, catching David Tennant in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard II in the afternoon, and then cycling along the waterfront before capping the day off with my third Auckland Philharmonia concert. But you know what they say about best laid plans; the film was canceled and the cycling put off due to an inopportune cold, so it was left to the APO in their ominously titled concert Settling the Score to salvage the remains of my name day. Continue reading