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A mother’s worst nightmare turns into compelling mystery in The Drowning
A mother is convinced she’s found the son she lost years ago.
Bad Trip’s scripted absurdity and pranks play out on a real-world stage
Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish and Eric André crash through the world in spectacular fashion.
The psychedelic, apocalyptic vision of surreal talk show comedy The Eric Andre Show
Runs the gamut between joyful silliness and bone-deep nihilism.
Big brawls crackle with imagination in otherwise incomprehensible Godzilla vs. Kong
Clues suggest this franchise has perhaps been cobbled together a bit shoddily.
Julian Dennison tells us about being part of new blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong
“I’m not saying this is a documentary.”
Handmaid’s Tale, Victorian superheroes and everything else on Neon this April
Never say Nevers.
The top 20 comedy movies on Netflix
An updated list of the very best in Netflix crackups.
Oscar-nominated doco Collective is a stunning achievement
If you ever wondered what speaking truth to power really looks like, look no further.
NZIFF 2021 pushed back to October, but it’s great to know it will still happen
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival will be fully cinema-based again.
Gleefully violent Bob Odenkirk action-comedy Nobody is an awesome ride
Increasingly crazy fight-fest offers a different flavour of that immense Odenkirk charm.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s first episode shows its entertaining potential
We haven’t watched a lot, but we like what we see.
Gripping new doco Assassins digs into the murder of Kim Jong-un’s brother
“Shocking, satisfying, sad, and illuminating.”
The many ways Zack Snyder’s Justice League improves upon the original
It shows how much the overall feel of a film can be affected by editing decisions.
Even those so-so on Frank Zappa ought to get a lot out of this new doco
The footage from Zappa’s personal archive proves to be the film’s saving grace.
Louis Theroux is as questioning as ever in his retrospective series
Life on the Edge sees Louis Theroux reflect on and revisit his 25-year career.
Flicks visits the set of literal blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong
Alexander Skarsgård and Rebecca Hall speak from the spectacular set.
Win double passes to chilling Oscar-nominated doco Collective
Hard-hitting Oscar-nominated documentary opens in cinemas March 25.
Zack and Deborah Snyder tell us about their new cut of Justice League
Includes discussion of a brand-new scene shot for the movie.
Mank leads what are otherwise welcomely diverse Oscar nominees for 2021
The Father, Judas, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and Chicago 7 follow closely behind.
What happened to Bruce Willis’s career? Somebody call his agent!
What happened to old mate Bruce?! He used to be the king of action cinema …
Jennifer Garner tries saying “yes” with mixed results in Yes Day
“All I saw was another mum doing a good job…”