Archive | August, 2013

2013 Italian Film Festival: The Big Heart of Girls (2011)

31 Aug

the big heart of girls

Cinephiles left wanting after the departure of the NZIFF can breathe a sigh of relief; September marks the beginning of the 18th annual Italian Film Festival. Running from late September in Auckland and Wellington before moving around the country in October, the festival boasts 18 of Italy’s finest recent films for your viewing pleasure. And with a cinematic tradition known for its heart, it seems only fitting that The Rag begins its coverage with Pupi Avati’s gentle rom-com The Big Heart of Girls. Continue reading

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Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg

5 Aug

Jake-Bugg-album

With a breakout album, enviable festival posts, and no sign of slowing down; at the tender age of 19 Jake Bugg is a musical force to be reckoned with. His self titled debut album Jake Bugg combines flighty folk with classic rock and roll (as heard on the omnipresent Lightning Bolt), and all the while bubbles with an undercurrent of syrupy soda pop. The effect is at once nostalgic and yet very now. Continue reading