With hints of Spielberg, The Kid Who Would Be King keeps all ages entertained
Provides just enough CGI, chills, spills, laughs and thrills.
Eighth Grade’s take on modern early adolescence is stunning
Gut-wrenchingly familiar and relatable to anyone who has ever been sad or awkward or a teenager.
Bird Box has an irresistable hook, but we’ve seen so much of it before
May heat up your déjà vu meter, writes Aaron Yap.
Cold War is an all killer, no filler musical love story
Reaches right into your heart for squeezes both gentle and much more crushing.
How To Train Your Dragon sequel brings trilogy to satisfying close
Might not do a lot differently to its predecessors, but conclusion does series proud.
Emily Blunt is practically perfect in Mary Poppins Returns
3 of the 4 family members were totally rapt with the film.
Strange, twisted, darkly funny—The Favourite is one of a kind
A rare period drama that goes beyond merely re-hashing a sensationalised past.
Ralph Breaks the Internet has little going on… until the real story kicks in
Such frankness with important messages feels endearing.
Bumblebee sobers the series up after a decade-long bender
There’s also a sense of a little-too-late hanging over everything.
The Happy Prince is an enlightening insight into Oscar Wilde’s final years
Rupert Everett is a tour de force.
This all-male synchronised swimming comedy delivers formulaic fun
When the feel-good clichés kick in, it’s hard not to grin.
Can’t stand ponderous and pretentious films? Don’t touch At Eternity’s Gate
Slow, ponderous and pretentious, or deep, insightful and meditative?
Flicks’ 5-star films of 2018
Horrors, dramas, docos, action films, they’re all in here.
Aquaman is completely ludicrous – and all the better for it
James Wan throws everything at the wall.
Into the Spider-Verse is one of the greatest comic book films ever made
Give me six more Spider-Verse films!
Anna and the Apocalypse can’t nail its novel Xmas-high-school-musical-zombie idea
There’s still a novelty factor–albeit short-lived.
You’ll count yourself lucky for seeing the nigh perfect Free Solo on the big screen
It’s the best Solo movie of the year.
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.