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Irish indie drama Herself is almost destined to connect with NZ audiences
“Cheddar-free acts of kindness provide some of the film’s most heartwarming moments.”
F9 is a mid-tier entry into the series that still provides a few thrills
“There’s an unfortunate emphasis on magnet-based vehicle action which, for the most part, is not cool.”
What to watch on Neon, Netflix, and other streaming services right now
The best new releases to hit streaming services over the past week.
Jessica Biel investigates a mass disappearance in uneasy, ominous series Limetown
A podcast adaptation perfect for those that miss Mulder and Scully and couldn’t get enough of Serial.
In The Heights breathes new life into the old-fashioned cinema musical
“They don’t make musicals like they used to.” Adam Fresco reckons they just did.
The 20 best movies on Neon New Zealand
We perused Neon for the best films available to stream.
25 years on, the Wachowskis’ Bound is a superb sexually-charged thriller
This classic low budget noir is torrid, steamy and unflinchingly erotic, but never sleazy.
Watch the first 8 minutes of In The Heights
Already called the US’s “movie of the summer”, this hip-hop musical might just warm up our Kiwi winter.
Bump proves adolescence is already hard enough, even without a surprise birth
Funny with moments of poignancy, Bump’s “unbelievable” premise isn’t that uncommon.
The top 20 sci-fi movies on Netflix
There’s plenty of sci-fi awesomeness to watch.
Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson’s dynamic in Loki is a pleasure to watch
After seeing the first two episodes, there’s plenty to keep us interested.
Win double passes to crowd-pleasing true story Dream Horse
Toni Collette plays a bartender in Wales turned champion racehorse trainer.
The top 20 comedy movies on Netflix
An updated list of the very best in Netflix crackups.
Lost 70s George Romero film The Amusement Park is vicious satire
“Indignant, thoroughly cynical and deliberately upsetting” – and now streaming nearly 50 years later.
The top 20 horror movies on Netflix
The world’s terrifying, but hopefully you haven’t lost your appetite for horror.
Domina’s modern take on ancient family politics, power, sex and revenge
Domina lends an ancient patriarchal tale a much-needed modern spin.
From fact to fiction, this is the best sport to watch on Netflix
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Young Rock is a comedic love letter to Dwayne Johnson’s dynastic wrestling family
Dwayne Johnson and friends have cooked up a hilarious new show.
Aotearoa-shot Netflix series Sweet Tooth is a beautiful apocalyptic fantasy
It’s got a pandemic – and at the same time, it’s pretty bloody cute.
Hugh Jackman and Lisa Joy explain their sci-fi noir Reminiscence
Watch the new Reminiscence trailer and learn more about the upcoming film.
Conjuring sequel is a good, entertaining thriller, twistier than its predecessors
“Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are great, and downright adorable as The Warrens.”