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09 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin


He’s a funny little guy, Jools Holland, and yet anyone who has seen his concerts with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra is blown away, and everyone who has seen his BBC2 music television show Later…with Jools Holland appreciates how good it is. Capturing a band’s music and doing them credit on live television is a very hard thing to do - I know, I spent years trying. While many bands are sceptical about appearing on live music shows because they’re concerned about sound issues I imagine no one turns down Jools Holland.

05 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Well, here we go again! Another year has arrived and this January Rialto Channel has another superb line-up of films, including a collection of documentaries profiling creative innovators who changed the way we look at art and fashion.


29 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Michael Haneke is a German born, Austrian filmmaker whose bold and bare style is filled with bleak carnage and disturbing imagery, making him one of the most interesting and challenging contemporary auteurs. Haneke sees himself as “the last modernist”, and his work is known for its non-linear narration and his ability to infuse his films with unbearable tension.

As January’s featured director in our Rialto Directors Showcase, Rialto Channel is presenting an unprecedented look at his remarkable body of award-winning work.


19 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Michael Winterbottom is of course the featured director in this month’s Director’s Showcase. He obviously enjoys working with Coogan and Brydon as The Trip is their third collaboration. Their first joint project was 2002’s 24 Hour Party People, a raucous rock fuelled tribute to Manchester’s Factory Records which screened last Sunday, and coming up on Sunday 25th December, is their second film together, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story.


16 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This Saturday, Rialto Official Selection is screening the latest work from writer/director Nicole Holofcener called Please Give. Not surprisingly, it stars Catherine Keener who has also appeared in all three of Holofcener’s previous feature films; Friends with Money, Lovely and Amazing, and Waking and Talking.




12 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

There’s nothing I love more than the Christmas holidays which see us driving to Taihape and the Bay of Islands to spend time with family, but nor is there anything wrong with visiting a few slightly more exotic locations in December.


08 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

With the social season here it’s helpful to have a few conversation starters ready for those awkward moments at the work Christmas party, or to impress the extended family or fellow campers on your break, and there’s no better source than our Rialto Documentaries, screening on Thursday evenings at 8.30pm.


05 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

As much as we may roll our eyes at all the fuss made about Christmas, in particular the music blaring in shops and malls, you’ve got to admit it’s fun to get just a little bit festive in the lead up to Christmas day.


01 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This month in our Directors’ Showcase we celebrate the varied and experimental career of British director Michael Winterbottom.


28 November

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

There’s nothing funny about terrorism or terrorists, unless you’re watching director Christopher Morris’ satire Four Lions.


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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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