Jesus and the Second Coming

Kiwi director Alison Maclean wowed Cannes with the moody Crush, then took a seven year maturing process, through Sex and the City, Homicide and a Natalie Imbruglia music video, to release the indie-hit Jesus’ Son. The seven year itch has been redeemed by critical and popular success. Ripe affirmation for Maclean (and the nzedge) who, “feels happiest on the avant-garde edge of the film industry”.

Kiwi director Alison Maclean wowed Cannes with the moody Crush, then took a seven year maturing process, through Sex and the City, Homicide and a Natalie Imbruglia music video, to release the indie-hit Jesus’ Son. The seven year itch has been redeemed by critical and popular success. Ripe affirmation for Maclean (and the nzedge) who, “feels happiest on the avant-garde edge of the film industry”.


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Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

His film Jojo Rabbit may be the year’s most unlikely Oscar contender: a Nazi comedy. How will the irreverent director fare amid Hollywood’s sacred rituals? Pop culture reporter Kyle Buchanan investigates for…