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How to watch sour true crime tale Candy in New Zealand
Jessica Biel should be jailed—perm-anently—for her hair crimes in this dramatisation of a shocking true story.
How to watch tourist trap thriller series The Resort in New Zealand
Cristin Milioti and William Jackson Harper have some experience with sci-fi-romance-terror already.
Don’t sleep on the dreamy new trailer and release date for The Sandman
Netflix’s adaptation of the supernatural comic looks creepier than Coraline and more epic than American Gods.
Seen That? Watch This: The best cranky Jeff Bridges performances to watch after The Old Man
When he’s not playing the blissed-out Dude, Bridges has the best, grumpiest, sock-in-mouth line delivery in the wild west.
12 things to know that’ll get you fired up for House of the Dragon
Quit dragon your heels and let GoT back into your heart: the prequel series looks fabulous.
Ka Pō director on their film confronting Indigenous meth addiction
“Amongst flash flood warnings, and with the love, protection and care of each other, we traversed together into the eye of the storm”
Spotlight on Brian Tyree Henry: from streets of Atlanta to railways of Tokyo
One of those actors whose involvement in a project suggests it’ll be something special.
Director of Kiwi ASMR drama Shut Eye on how they made an NZIFF feature on a micro-budget
Tom Levesque opens our ears to his feature debut and the world of ASMR.
Get your D20 ready: the Dungeons & Dragons movie rolls its first trailer
Check out the first trailer for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, from the directors of Game Night.
The best movies and shows coming to Neon this August
GoT prequel, Nathan Fielder’s new masterpiece, the return of City on a Hill, Industry and more.
The best movies and shows coming to Netflix in August
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman finally awakes, the film with the best action trailer of 2022, and more.
Sylvester Stallone is playing a superhero—and he ain’t from the MCU neither
Sly has appeared in the MCU and DCEU, but now he’s getting his own original superstory—two years after it was shot.
House of the Dragon will serve up a fresh helping of Targaryens (and yes, dragons)
There’s plenty to get excited about with this Game of Thrones prequel (unless you’re the wigmaster perhaps?)
Director Tearepa Kahi reveals more about his NZIFF opening night film Muru
This Aotearoa crime thriller, from the director of Poi E: The Story of Our Song, is based on the 2007 Tūhoe police raids.
Disgustingness and passion fuel heavy metal creativity in This Is Gwar
“To call it over the top is an understatement.”
The best movies and shows coming to Prime Video this August
Superhero Sly Stallone, Ron Howard’s Thai cave rescue drama, A League of Their Own and other heroes.
Veteran Kiwi filmmaker Costa Botes tells us about his NZIFF film When the Cows Come Home
The doco centres on the unusual life of musician, journalist, artist and cow whisperer, Andrew Johnstone.
Visually lush Where the Crawdads Sing struggles to evoke a sense of urgency
There’s little in the script to allow Daisy Edgar-Jones a chance to flex her character’s emotional dexterity.
The Black Phone feels like a hodgepodge of Stephen King’s greatest hits
Thankfully, Hawke’s strange, sad, and deeply disturbing performance is an ace up the film’s sleeve.
How 2022’s regency-inspired romances are shaking up Jane Austen
Persuasion, Fire Island, and Mr Malcolm’s List all reinvigorate Austen, with mixed yet fascinating results.
Local Pan-Asian filmmakers open the door on their follow-up to Waru and Vai
The filmmakers behind Kāinga, playing as part of NZIFF 2022, tell us what drives their stories of home.