Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is the most fun PS5 game yet

Gaming’s favourite furry-and-robot duo roars back into action with the best PS5 game yet, writes Sam Brooks.

Scorching takes on ‘Solar Power’: Lorde’s new single, reviewed

A new Lorde single, heralding a new Lorde album, both called 'Solar Power'. Sand between our toes, we listen to the tune and watch the video.   

The self-help book NZ Rugby needs right now

How teams can rebuild and rebrand – and win.

Review Archive

Review: Loki fundamentally misunderstands the MCU’s best villain

The third Marvel series to arrive on Disney+ tries to spin too many plates and loses what makes its anti-hero special.

Why do I find David Lomas Investigates’ family reunions so unsettling?

It's supposed to be a tearjerking but ultimately uplifting viewing experience. So why does Linda Burgess find it such an uneasy watch?

Review: Heaven and Hell – the Centrepoint Story is the remarkable tale of an unremarkable monster

A new TVNZ documentary tells the harrowing story of the years of abuse at Bert Potter's Albany commune – and asks why it took so long to bring him to justice.

The Popstars finalists’ singles, reviewed

They're already on their way to being Popstars. So how are their tunes?

Review: Uzo Aduba gives the performance of the year in HBO’s In Treatment

You might may have only vaguely heard of it, but don't miss out on In Treatment, one of 2021's most rewarding TV experiences.

It takes a lot to awe Elizabeth Knox, but here we are

A giant of New Zealand writing honours a new debut.

Review: Mass Effect Legendary Edition more than lives up to the title

Fans got what they want: the original Mass Effect trilogy in one package. But how does the series fare in a modern landscape?

The year’s best NZ comedy might be a revived reality show about business

The Apprentice Aotearoa has very little to say about the world of business, but that’s not really the point.

Popstars is good now, actually

After a faltering start, Popstars is now the show that the audience deserves.

Review: Returnal is the first great game of the next generation

What are the odds that we get the first great game on the PS5 only eight months in? Pretty high, actually.

Locked down and far from home with Man Alone

A review of John Mulgan's classic novel.