Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin

Over the last 15 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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LET THE LOCAL FESTIVAL SEASON BEGIN!

Posted on Wednesday 4/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
So far this year cinemas have been filled with 2012 Golden Globe and Academy Award winners and nominees, but with the school holidays approaching the tone of the film’s being released has changed somewhat.


FRANCESCA'S PICKS APRIL 2

Posted on Monday 2/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
I always enjoy watching Scottish actor James McAvoy. He can move from indie flick to period drama, and action and science fiction blockbuster to kid’s animation, all with ease and while oozing credibility. A little like his X-Men: First Class co-star Michael Fassbender.

INTRODUCING KEN LOACH

Posted on Thursday 29/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
Ken Loach doesn’t really need an introduction. One of Britain’s foremost political filmmakers, Loach has been making his own style of “social realist” films for five decades now, and this month we celebrate a variety of his work in our Rialto Directors’ Showcase.

FRANCESCA'S PICKS - MONDAY MARCH 26

Posted on Monday 26/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
The Rialto Channel’s Oscar’s Collection comes to an end this week, and what a collection it’s been – thought-provoking, moving, funny, and challenging. This week we finish on a high, featuring 3 of the big winners from last year’s Academy Awards; The King’s Speech (Saturday 31st March, 8.30pm), In a Better World (Tuesday 27th March, 8.30pm) and Inside Job (Thursday 29th March, 8.30pm).

THE BEAUTY OF RUBBISH - WASTE LAND

Posted on Wednesday 21/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
Lucy Walker’s Oscar nominated documentary Waste Land (screens Thursday 22nd March, 8.30pm) describes itself as “an uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit”. It’s the sort of sentiment often expressed, but in the case of this documentary it is well and truly met.


ANOTHER SUPERB WEEK ON RIALTO CHANNEL

Posted on Monday 19/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
As a mother of two I cry at pretty much anything (I’ve admitted this before I know), and my three highlights on Rialto Channel this week have all left me with mascara issues. I’ve been both very sad and quite enchanted by the characters I’ve met along the way.

FILM STARS TURN EMMYS INTO A TOUGH COMPETITION

Posted on Thursday 15/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
There’s traditionally been a perception that Hollywood “stardom” and A-list status is best left with those in the film industry, irrespective of how talented a television actor may be.

FRANCESCA'S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

Posted on Monday 12/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
Two films caught my attention this week, for quite different reasons.


OSCAR WINNERS PROVE A HIT AT THE BOX OFFICE

Posted on Wednesday 7/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
As the Oscar hype fades for another year the winners (and some of the stronger contenders) begin to reap the rewards of being members of the exclusive Oscar winning group.  A few weeks back I talked about the benefits of winning an Oscar: fame, fortune and profits.


FRANCESCA'S PICKS......AND THEY'RE GOODIES!

Posted on Monday 5/03/2012 March, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
OK people, clear out the MySky and make some room - here are a few of the must-see films screening this week as part of our Rialto Oscar’s Collection.

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