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The Weeknd: Starboy

13 Feb


A return to the themes of his previous work, Starboy is more of a refinement of The Weeknd’s aesthetic than a progression. It’s like being stuck in the head of a party animal after a bad night — albeit if his inner monologue was in the form of song. Guest stars include Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar and Future. Continue reading


Neon Demon (2016)

25 Jan


As a writer, it’s never a good thing when there is very little to say about any work of art; to say this film left me speechless would be as understated as Elle Fanning’s performance therein. Continue reading

Mavis! (2015)

25 Oct


A wonderful portrait of one of America’s most enduring and underrated voices, Mavis! tells the story of Mavis Staples and her family band, the Staple Singers. Continue reading

A Day to Remember: Bad Vibrations

21 Sep


Opening with the punishing assault of the title track, A Day To Remember come storming back with their new album Bad Vibrations. Continue reading

The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen (2015)

9 Dec


Featuring four of Ray Harryhausen’s best known films, this box set is a solid introduction to his work. Continue reading

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announce Vita titles

30 Aug

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced the release of more than 100 PS1 classic titles for Playstation Vita earlier today. Available titles include Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and my personal favourites Crash Bandicoot, Tekken 2, and Tomb Raider II. Continue reading

Aotea Square Ice Rink Extends Its Season

1 Aug

The Rag is pleased to announce that the Aotea Ice Rink has extended its planned season until Sunday August 12th. Along with the New Zealand International Film Festival, the Edge’s Winter Showtime programme has been brightening up Auckland’s CBD, and with the extended season there’s no better time to gather the family for a day of family friendly fun in town. Continue reading