Music, film and entertainment reviews from Simon Mercep and Steve McCabe — your weekly update from Auckland.
Crave! episode 101: Money Heist is back!
Aotearoa finds itself back in lockdown, and so Kiwis are looking for things to keep us entertained. One of last year’s great breakout hits was La Casa De Papel, the Spanish thriller better known in the English-speaking world as Money…Read more →
Crave! episode 100
Crave! has finally reached three figures! Steve and Simon refuse to let a pandemic hold them back, and Crave! returns, with a slightly updated format. We’re just looking at one thing per episode for a while, and for our one…Read more →
Crave! episode 99: Wrath Of Man, Locked Down, ZeroZeroZero
Crave! is back, and this week Simon and Steve are doing their best to contain their frustration—they’re not angry, they’re just very, very disappointed—at Guy Ritchie’s latest, Wrath Of Man. Significantly less disappointing is Locked Down, surely the first of…Read more →
Crave! episode 98: Black Hands, Des, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Dobbyn, The Beths.
It’s been a while, but Crave! is back, and better than ever. In a heavily Kiwi-centric comeback episode, Steve and Simon talk about Black Hands, the new dramatisation of the Bain family killings, and about local acts Dave Dobbyn at…Read more →
Crave! episode 97: Radioactive, Eurovision, True Detective, Taylor Swift’s new album
As Simon and Steve inch ever closer to their hundredth episode, the emphasis remains on films. Radioactive is the story of Marie Curie, and a film that both our reviewers found quite engaging. Less so Eurovision Song Contest: The Story…Read more →
Crave! episode 96: Greed, The High Note, Money Heist, Shtisel, The Sinner, and a chat with James Reyne.
Crave! is finally back, after months of lockdown and carefully managed isolation. In this first post-lockdown edition, Steve and Simon disagree on Greed, the satire on the nasty wealthy from Michael Winterbottom, but agree on The High Note, a film…Read more →