You’ll feel every drop of sweat in the stunning Amazing Grace
Aretha Franklin’s performance will blow you away.
Netflix rom-com Falling Inn Love is as Kiwi as a Vegemite sandwich, says Tim Batt
Feels like the ultimate realisation of John Key’s efforts as Minister of Tourism, writes Tim Batt.
Herbs doco connects timeless tunes with our society’s biggest struggles
Herbs doco is a relentlessly watchable and deeply personal pic
Climate change film 2040 might just shift your world for the better
But if you’re a science nerd, there’s little here for you.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood serves thrills on top of deep ponderings
“I cannot wait to have it age like a fine wine”
Support the Girls is the perfect comedy for a night in after a tiring week of work
Its portrayal of working class struggle is resonant.
Late Night’s an often funny, surprisingly old-fashioned comedy of manners
When it falters, the ace up its sleeve is Emma Thompson.
Hobbs & Shaw is a major disappointment
First and foremost, the action is underwhelming.
Booksmart hits the spot but can hardly be considered ground-breaking
Still, it’s a fun ride.
What did our preview audiences make of alligator survival horror Crawl?
The gators have chomped, and the people have spoken…
The Lion King constantly imitates the original—and that’s a big problem
Fortunately, no one dresses in drag and does the hula.
New release film Crawl is a beer-guzzling blast of survival horror
A much-needed gasp of air from tentpole franchises.
Daisy Ridley brings Ophelia to life in this fresh take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet
And Clive Owen’s wig is a truly absurd sight to behold.
Stuber gets by on its fantastic buddy-cop pair and some sweet as violence
Unfortunately, it falls short of greatness.
Camino Skies follows Kiwis on their personal pilgrimage
Its a sometimes revealing, if only seldom engrossing, true-life tale.
The new Spider-Man offers something pretty great in the post-Endgame MCU
Don’t write this off as ‘just another superhero film’.
Palme d’Or winner Parasite is a gripping, frequently funny modern classic
There’s a reason it won the Palme d’Or.
A breakout star and a self-deprecating Ed Sheeran shine in Yesterday
A burly, original, crowd-pleasing night at the cinema.
Toy Story 4 lives up to the series’ reputation
Rest easy. They nailed it.
In a bitterly ironic twist of fate, Anna could be Luc Besson’s best film in years
The film contains something many action films sorely lack: fun.
The reasonably fun Child’s Play fulfills the hard-R quota
If you came for a doll saying profanities, this isn’t it.