Film Festival Diary – Day Seven (24/07)

NZIFFlogo13th Floor’s intrepid team – Steve Austin, Clayton Barnett, Marty Duda and Veronica McLaughlin – are currently hunkered down in cinemas around central Auckland enjoying as much of the New Zealand International Film Festival as they can. This is a daily diary of capsule reviews of movies viewed on 24th of July.

Click here to read reviews of The Darkside, First Cousin Once Removed, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, Night Moves, Pulp: a Film About Life Death and Supermarkets and The Reunion

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Film Festival Diary – Day Six (23/07)

NZIFFlogoThe 13th Floor’s Steve Austin has been hunkered down in cinemas around central Auckland enjoying as much of the New Zealand International Film Festival as hecan. This is a daily diary of capsule reviews of movies viewed on 23rd of July.

Click here to read reviews of Frank, Killers, Leviathan, Particle Fever, Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

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Elbow Return To Powerstation

ElbowOne of England’s finest bands, ELBOW will showcase their sublime sound and grace in an intoxicating live performance when they return to New Zealand in November to perform at The Powerstation in Auckland. The tour follows the release of their latest musical masterwork, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’.

THE POWERSTATION         AUCKLAND  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1

TICKETS ON SALE 10.00am FRIDAY AUGUST 1

My Live Nation pre-sale: begins 11.00am Monday July 28 until 5pm Tuesday July 29

Ticketmaster pre-sale: begins 12.00midday Wednesday July 30 until 5pm Thursday July 31

Click here to read the entire press release for more details.

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Film Festival Diary – Day Four & Five (21/07 & 22/07)

NZIFFlogoThe 13th Floor’s intrepid team – Steve Austin, Clayton Barnett and Veronica McLaughlin – are currently hunkered down in cinemas around central Auckland enjoying as much of the New Zealand International Film Festival as they can. This is a daily diary of capsule reviews of movies viewed on 21st & 22nd of July.

Click here to read reviews of 52 Tuesdays, God Help the Girl, In Order of Disappearance, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, The Lady from Shanghai, The Overnighters and Starred Up.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Mahalia Jackson Theatre, New Orleans (Concert Review)

Nick & The SeedsNick Cave and The Bad Seeds and New Orleans…you just knew it was going to be special…and it was. Cave preached his own style of gospel in the Mahalia Jackson Theatre calling up both the righteous and the profane.

Click here to read the entire review.

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Film Festival Diary – Day Three (20/07)

NZIFFlogo13th Floor’s intrepid team – Steve Austin, Clayton Barnett and Marty Duda – are currently hunkered down in cinemas around central Auckland enjoying as much of the New Zealand International Film Festival as they can. This is a daily diary of capsule reviews of movies viewed on 20th of July.

Click here to read reviews of Joe, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Kung Fu Elliot, The Punk Singer, The Rover and Winter Sleep

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Film Festival Diary – Day Two (19/7/2014)

NZIFFlogo13th Floor’s intrepid team – Steve Austin, Clayton Barnett and Veronica McLaughlin – are currently hunkered down in cinemas around central Auckland enjoying as much of the New Zealand International Film Festival as they can. This is a daily diary of capsule reviews of movies viewed on 19th of July.

Click here to read reviews of Under the Skin, The Congress, Hard to be a God, The Lunchbox, The Mule, Nga Whanaunga 2014, The Noble Family and Print the Legend

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Film Festival Diary – Day One (18/07)

NZIFFlogo13th Floor’s intrepid team – Steve Austin, Clayton Barnett and Veronica McLaughlin – are currently hunkered down in cinemas around central Auckland enjoying as much of the New Zealand International Film Festival as they can. This is a daily diary of capsule reviews of movies viewed on 18th of July.

Click here to read reviews of Amazonia 3D, Animation for Kids, The Double, The E-Team, Force Majeure, Looking for Light: Jane Brown, Love is Strange and The Skeleton Twins.

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Pennywise: Yesterdays And Today (Interview)

Pennywise 2014Veteran skatepunkers Pennywise have just released Yesterdays, a new album full of old, previously unreleased and newly-recorded songs that date back to when bassist Jason Thirsk was still alive and well. Thirsk died in 1996, while the band was rising to the top og the California punk scene. Longtime fans will be thrilled to know that original vocalist Jim Linberg is back in the band, after leaving in 2010. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge about Linberg’s return and 25 years of Pennywise history.

Click here to listen to, or read, the interview with Pennywise.

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The New Zealand International Film Festival – Opening Night!

NZIFF-3This year’s New Zealand International Film Festival opened last night with brand new local feature drama The Dark Horse.

Over the next seventeen days 13th Floor’s intrepid team – Steve Austin, Clayton Barnett, Veronica McLaughlin and Marty Duda – will be racing between cinemas, getting little sleep and generally enjoying everything the festival has to offer. A daily diary of capsule reviews will be appearing each day (or two) of our thoughts on things we see and what we like the look of (and the occasional item that curls our toes!)

Click here for highlights of our Film Festival coverage and a review of Dark Horse

 

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