Second Act is at its best when it lets Jennifer Lopez do her thing
Nothing new or outstanding, but it’s a nice watch.
Mortal Engines is a beautiful, burly, bustling blockbuster
You will also come to know the name ‘Jihae’.
In the Zone strongly captures one man’s desire for social change in NZ
Strongly captures Wallace’s desire to change society for the better.
It’s pleasantly surprising how relevant Fahrenheit 11/9 feels, despite its problems
A few large missteps that stop it from being a great film.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? is powered by exceptional performances
We are led squirming to the incredibly satisfying conclusion.
Ghost Stories is a campfire horror to cherish
Sophisticated spook show is a real best of British.
Sorry to Bother You is an astonishing, surreal, shit-stirring satire
Words like “weird” or “eccentric” can’t do justice to it
Three Identical Strangers will get you talking long after the credits roll
You have to see it to believe it.
Despite its ambitions, Beautiful Boy is simply exhausting
When the film makes a narrative shift, its distinction is lost.
Creed II packs a solid sequel punch but has a rather muddy moral
It lacks the knockout blow of Ryan Coogler’s first.
Illumination’s The Grinch whizzes by pleasantly but forgettably
Little ones will love it. Kids over 8 may be less forgiving.
Netflix horror May the Devil Take You has enjoyable, familiar, scares
Plenty of blood-soaked, broken-limbed moments, impactful scares and gross-outs.
Netflix doco Shirkers blends autobiography, cinema history and mystery
They made a film, then their movie just… disappeared.
Compelling, utterly moving… it’s no wonder Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or
An incredible portrait of generosity and precarity.
Robin Hood sets up a good target only to shoot arrows into its own foot
He’s not that noble, he just stumbles into nobleness.
Jimmy Barnes documentary Working Class Boy is very likely to make grown men cry
Recounts disturbing events of Barnesy’s life that he feels open enough to share.
Widows is a nail-biting thriller that never veers into ‘yass queen’ territory
The women here are messy, rough and intensely real.
If there’s one camgirl techno-thriller to watch on Netflix, it’s this one
The excellent lead performance and brilliant details win out.
Pick of the Litter is an unavoidably cute and moving “dogumentary”
Guide dog training doco packs ample heart, drama, and insight into a concise package.
Kusama: Infinity pairs gripping personal story with astonishing artwork
You’ll struggle to comprehend how her genius wasn’t self-evident
The new Fantastic Beasts manages to be darker and much better than the first
Get ready for a darker emotional punch.