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26 March

2012


Posted 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).

21 March

2012


Posted 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.


19 March

2012


Posted 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.

15 March

2012


Posted 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.

12 March

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Two films caught my attention this week, for quite different reasons.


07 March

2012


Posted 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.


05 March

2012


Posted 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.

01 March

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I know it’s parochial but big-ups to Bret McKenzie for taking home a glorious golden Oscar statue on Sunday evening for his muppet/man identity disorder song Man or Muppet. There were only two nominees in the best original song category this year, but it went to the right guy - I think the song is brilliant, so do my 5-year-old son and mother, it’s a cross generational gem!


28 February

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I’m not sure where to start when writing about Rialto Channel in March; there’s no doubt we’re having our own Academy Awards party. The Rialto Oscar’s Collection this month features an assortment of winners and nominees from last years Academy Awards. For the first time on New Zealand television you’ll be able to enjoy the most celebrated must-see films of 2011, including The Kings Speech, Inside Job, In a Better World, Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are Alright. 

22 February

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

The winners of the 84th Academy Awards will be announced live in Los Angeles on Sunday 26th February (Monday afternoon our time). It doesn’t matter what or who you read, the general consensus is this year Hollywood has gone all gooey for the silent black and white French film The Artist. Only Harvey Weinstein could pull off a Best Picture win for a foreign silent film - if he does, it will be the first time a silent film has won an Oscar since 1929.

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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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