Reading Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The History of Middle-Earth Series

When J. R. R. Tolkien died in 1973, he left behind a lifetime of writing on the topic of his Middle-Earth legendarium. Thousands upon thousands of scraps of paper sat in boxes throughout his home, office, and elsewhere, and it fell to Tolkien's son, Christopher, his literary heir to determine precisely what to do with…
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The Changeover: Girls with big hair, saving people

The film adaptation of The Changeover premiered in Christchurch a few weeks ago, and is now screening in cinemas across the country. If you haven't yet encountered this melting pot of red-zone Christchurch, subtle romance and sinister magic, I highly recommend watching the movie and reading the novel it was loosely based on. It's a measure of how well-loved the…
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New Zealand International Film Festival 2016

Last night the Christchurch programme for the New Zealand International Film Festival was released and as usual, in amongst a programme that really does have something for everyone, there's a healthy clutch of literary offerings. Every year the New Zealand International Film Festival screens a range of films over a two week period. The 2016 Christchurch festival runs from…
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