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Call to Arms

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As they say in the movies, “It’s quiet… too quiet.” Yeah, sorry about that but I’ve had a lot on recently.

Here’s the deal. In October last year (2013 if you are visiting here via Google and the date is not otherwise obvious) I had to stop editing ONFILM magazine due to the inconvenience of not being paid and had to find another gig. Cinematica was taking up a lot of also-not-being-paid time and, even though it was an enormous amount of fun and enjoyed by many people, it was impossible to justify financially the amount of time it took every week. Kailey leaving was probably the final straw.

FH_COVER_May2014Since Christmas I have been working as editor of FishHead magazine in Wellington, firstly as interim, then as former, and finally appointed to the permanent position in March. Learning a new magazine and a new market as well as getting a handle on the business side of things has meant that I haven’t had any time to keep these pages up. This may shock you but I haven’t even been able to watch as many films as I used to.

Anyway, FishHead is almost under control, Nine to Noon is chugging along and the private life is in the best shape ever, so it’s time to reinvigorate my  personal expression engine — Funerals & Snakes. In June you will see a new look here and a return to regular reviewing. Subscribers to the email newsletters will also get their weekly updates once again.

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Cinematica 5/10: 2013 Judged!

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Both of our epic two-part Cinematica “Best of 2013” episodes in one place. Go no further for holiday fun!


Simon, Kailey and Dan (plus guests Graeme Tuckett, Darren Bevan, Sam McCosh, Rachel Taylor and Andrew Todd) look at the year in cinema – their top films, worst experiences, trends and what they are looking forward to in 2014.

Check out this episode

Part two of the epic summing up of cinema in 2013 – featuring Graeme Tuckett (again), Liam MagurenMarie O’SullivanDavid LarsenSarah Watt and Glenn Kenny.

Check out this episode


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