TRAILERS: John Boyega lights us up in new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

Get ready to feel like a a 7-year-old kid again: There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens A post shared by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT There has been an awakening, alright – in my pre-teen heart! John Boyega sparking up that lightsaber is everything I want from this film times … More TRAILERS: John Boyega lights us up in new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

REVIEW: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Fangs for the memories (★★★★ Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour) What do you get if you cross Persian sexual politics with 80s style, the French New Wave and classic vampire films? An absolute masterpiece that shouldn’t work, but somehow does. With acute comic book sensibilities and a fresh eye – unbelievably, this polished gem is Amirpour’s … More REVIEW: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

CULTURE: Temple of Movies

I adore The Embassy cinema in Wellington. Such a beauty, a real Temple of Movies. I particularly love finding little gems like this brass seat plaque. Tonight my seat for Ant-Man is sponsored care of Sir Ian McKellan. Thank you, Mr The Grey. I’ve had some of my favourite film experiences here in the Embassy.

FILM: Mechanical family

From the ancient legend of lady-maker Pygmalion, to 80s classics The Terminator and Blade Runner with it’s ‘‘more human than human’’ killing machines, artificial people, have titillated and terrified us in equal measure. Robots can be anything from comic sidekicks to apocalyptic threats, often telling us more about what it means to be human than to … More FILM: Mechanical family