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11 February

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Is it just me, but does Jessica Chastain seem to have appeared from nowhere to become one of the most talented and acclaimed actresses working today?


07 February

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

At the start of the year the film industry does what most of us do; it looks back over the past year and celebrates, and it begins looking forward the year ahead and thinking about what’s next.


04 February

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

We have a treat for you this week, a month or so after we’ve all enjoyed spending Christmas with family and friends Rialto offers a rather different perspective on Christmas, and its mythical characters.









31 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Introducing Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar is arguable the greatest and most internationally respected director to emerge from Spain, since Buñuel, and during February we celebrate his work in our Director’s Series screening on Sunday evenings.



29 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

FRANCESCA'S PICKS FOR THE WEEK
Top of the list this week is Pedro Almodovar’s melodramatic thriller The Skin I Live In. With a truck load of awards and accolades to its name, this sexy, twisted tale was one of the must see films of 2012, and screens this Saturday, 2nd February, at 8.30pm.

24 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

January is a busy time to be in the movie business. It’s the middle of the Awards season (did anyone predict Argo’s success at the Golden Globes last week) and marks the beginning of a whole new year of Film Festivals and all the promise and expectation this brings.



21 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

If you like a good romance, but find little satisfaction in the formulaic films churned out by Hollywood, then you must try Medianeras (Tuesday 22nd January, 8.30pm).


17 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

As I mentioned in my blog at the beginning of the week, I am looking at the bees in my back garden with a new level of admiration and concern after watching the documentary Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?.


14 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I’m looking at the bees in my garden with a whole new level of respect and concern. I’m even letting my herbs go to seed, and it’s all thanks to the documentary Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (Thursday 17th January, 8.30pm).


11 January

2013


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Well, the nominees are pretty much as expected, and yet there are just enough snubs and surprises here to make this awards race exciting.


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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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