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The top 20 horror movies on Netflix
The world’s terrifying, but hopefully you haven’t lost your appetite for horror.
The 10 most ridiculous M. Night Shyamalan twists, ranked
No director does preposterous plot twists like M. Night Shyamalan.
The twist in new dating show Sexy Beasts? Hollywood grade prosthetics
“Just because something’s different doesn’t mean it’s good.”
Can Netflix’s A Classic Horror Story live up to its title?
For all its flaws, new Netflix horror is still enjoyably irreverent and gleefully gory.
Pack your bags for the lacerating satire of rich resort comedy The White Lotus
“You have to treat these people like sensitive children.”
The big Cannes winners and their release dates for NZ
Behold the list of great viewing to come…
Fight like a girl: female action heroes who totally kick arse
We’ve created our own dream team of action heroines.
Gunpowder Milkshake is a stylish, brutal and fast-paced action pic
“The action is beautifully choreographed, very creative, and surprisingly graphic.”
The top 20 comedy movies on Netflix
An updated list of the very best in Netflix crackups.
Documenting disconnect: 3 short films on loneliness
There’s a significant difference between loneliness and being alone.
The top 20 sci-fi movies on Netflix
There’s plenty of sci-fi awesomeness to watch.
Karen Gillan and Carla Gugino tell us about kick-arse action pic Gunpowder Milkshake
“I think this is probably my highest male death count. It must be.”
The 20 best movies on Neon New Zealand
We perused Neon for the best films available to stream.
Scarlett Johansson’s 10 greatest movie roles
From disaffected teen to the MCU.
School holiday films playing in NZ cinemas
There are plenty of worthwhile family films playing these school holidays.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is surprisingly decent, yet struggles to maintain our interest
At least LeBron James can act his way out of a paper bag.
Black Widow is an MCU also-ran that only kinda works
With better action thrills or emotional oomph we wouldn’t nitpick – but…
“There’s nowhere to hide inside of Taskmaster,” Guy Montgomery tells us
Taskmaster is back for another season of eating comedians’ lunch.
15 films we’re excited to see in cinemas this winter
The next few months may be chilly, but things are heating up in cinemas.
The future is blandly exhausting in sci-fi action pic The Tomorrow War
Chris Pratt goes to war with aliens, ho-hum action scenes and stinkerific dialogue.
The Girlfriend Experience’s new season is strange, sexy and sometimes unsettling
A shift to near-future London explores VR, simulation and AI.