off the wireless

John Henderson reviews the new film ‘Farewell’. The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events….

John Henderson reviews The White Ribbon, a film about strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I.

Filmmaker Tom Reilly discovered the ‘secret Westie kingdom of Gordonia’ when he needed a part for his car and someone sent him to Graham Gordon’s European Car Parts. There, in the middle of the Waitakere rainforest, he found acres of wrecked cars and a population of refugees from the dismantled health system living in ramshackle dwellings.

The New Zealand war time film ‘Home By Christmas’ is having another run at Auckland’s Academy Cinema. John Henderson revisits this wee gem.

John Henderson takes a look at Banksy’s story loosely based around an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker who attempts to locate and befriend Banksy.

John Henderson reviews this new documentary about entertainer Joan Rivers and finds it far from flattering!

John Henderson takes a look at Michael Caine’s 110th outing at the cinema in this gritty old school meets new school revenge flick.

John Henderson reviews the new Chris Rock documentary about the African American obsession with hair

John Henderson takes a look at this behind the scenes documentary of the recording of the charity studio album released on 31 August 2009 by New Zealand singer/songwriter Neil Finn for the benefit of Oxfam.

John Henderson takes a look at Gasland, a documentary that examines the environmental chaos caused by the mining of ‘clean’ natural gas. Gasland is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival.