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08 April

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Faith appears to be the theme running through my highlights this week, although the two films I’ve selected deal with issues of faith quite differently. Up In The Air actress Vera Farmiga directs for the first time in Higher Ground, a film about a woman’s lifelong struggle with her faith, and in the documentary Kumare, a young theology graduate undertakes an extreme experiment on spirituality.

04 April

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Rialto Channel’s auteur of the month, featuring in Sunday evening’s Director’s Series throughout April, is Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, regarded as one of the world's most iconic and controversial filmmakers.


01 April

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Happy Easter! I hope you’ve had a lovely break and a lot of all things chocolate! I’ve been eating the odd egg since they appeared in the supermarket early this year, and have had my fair share in the last few days. After watching Fork over Knives, one of my selected highlights this week, I’m feeling a little guilty about my overindulgence so needless to say a few salads will be eaten this week.

 Here are my highlights for the week:




25 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I hope you’ve been enjoying all the wonderful Oscar nominated and winning documentaries, comedies, dramas and biographies Rialto Channel has been playing throughout March as part of Rialto Channel’s Oscar’s Collection.

We've one more week to go, and there's plenty to enjoy...



20 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

New Zealand screen and stage actress Danielle Cormack has a resume many young actresses would aspire to have. Filled with an impressive list of film, television and theatre credits, as well as a handful of acting awards, Danielle Cormack is one of New Zealand’s most well known and respected thespians, and now, she’s making a name for herself in Australia.


18 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This week I’ve picked a couple of films to highlight that should put a smile on your face. They deal with some hefty issues, but they’ve also been loaded up with all the quirk and charm needed for heartwarming entertainment. My highlights for this week are FOOTNOTE, HELL AND BACK AGAIN, and BEGINNERS.

 

15 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Woody Allen is an American treasure and the quintessential New Yorker. A musician, writer, director, actor and standup comedian he has since the late 60’s entertained us with his unique brand of self-depreciating humour, neuroticism and observations on relationships and human behaviour.

11 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Rialto Channel’s celebration of everything Oscars continues this week with a wonderful array of films from Belgium, Germany and Ireland, on subjects as diverse as contemporary dance, animal doping and cross dressing.

06 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Rake is a new Australian drama premiering on Rialto Channel tonight at 8.30pm. It stars award winning actor Richard Roxburgh as a brilliant, witty, self-destructive and politically incorrect barrister called Cleaver Greene. Superbly written and hilariously funny – this is one of the best television series I’ve seen in ages.

Recently I had a chat to Richard Roxburgh about the origins of the show, and how he’s flying the flag for Kiwi talent in Australia.

04 March

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Variety is the theme of my highlights this week: a fast paced Brazilian crime thriller, an Oscar nominated documentary about an American eco- terrorist group, and a drama in which Shakespeare is a fake.

Yes, plenty to discuss around the water cooler this week.


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Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin

Over the last 20 years Francesca Rudkin has been working in the media as a film and music reviewer (NZ Herald, Breakfast TV), a television presenter and producer, and voice over artist. Francesca is Rialto Channel's resident vlogger, allowing her to indulge in her love of world cinema. Her next challenge is to convince her young children that being a “Cinephile” is a legitimate profession.


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