With the first 'hybrid' NZIFF kicking off, Aaron Yap explores both the upsides and downsides to this unprecedented shakeup.
At the end of every year, our Monitor columnist Aaron Yap wraps up his likes, dislikes and learnings from a shifting media hellscape.
After viewing the latest season of Top of the Lake in a cinema, Aaron Yap looks at the increasingly blurred lines between films, TV shows, and everything in between.
In the lead-up to Mother's Day, Aaron Yap collates the best moments of his favourite TV Mum, Norma Bates of Bates Motel.
Aaron Yap binges local series This Is Not My Life, a sci-fi mystery that could sit comfortably alongside Black Mirror and Orphan Black, and asks why we stopped making genre TV.
Aaron Yap reviews Pamela Adlon's Better Things, the semi-autobiographical exploration of Hollywood and parenthood co-written by Louis C.K.
There's a bevy of great new television shows that we can't watch in New Zealand without breaking the law, and Aaron Yap has had it up to HERE.
Aaron Yap has become obsessed with the latest season of Married at First Sight Australia. He explains why the ingenious reality show puts traditionally scripted television to shame.
Aaron Yap, The Spinoff's most die-hard 24 fan, tells you all you need to know about the return of 24, with a new star and a new name – 24: Legacy.
Hungry for more spy thrillers, Aaron Yap devours The Honourable Woman and finds a breathtaking performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
With television reboots of classic movie franchises needing a strong dose of holy water. Aaron Yap explains why The Exorcist TV show is neither a hit nor a flop.
With dozens of new television shows being aired every month, it's hard to keep up. Aaron Yap finally got around to seeing The Flash and found it to be everything he'd ever dreamed of.
For Monitor this week, Aaron Yap watches BBC series Criminal Justice, the lesser-known original version of HBO sensation The Night Of, and compares the two gripping murder mysteries.
For Monitor this week, Aaron Yap basks in the grinning goofiness of DUKE's Angie Tribeca, the best cop show spoof you probably aren't watching.
Aaron Yap reviews The Kettering Incident, the Tasmanian Gothic drama that has just as much mystery as it does moths.
For his Monitor column this week, Aaron Yap looks at the spectrum of Psycho reboots from the terrible '80s sequels to the unhinged prequel series Bates Motel.