Extraordinary new Netflix film Apostle proves The Raid director can also do horror
Elderly romantic drama Together is excruciating mental torture
Poor Adam Fresco…
It’s hard to enjoy Venom, but it’s also hard to hate it
It only succeeds in being a supremely average film.
Joaquin Phoenix immerses himself in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
The film eschews Hollywood triumph-over-disability clichés.
Stray fortifies hope in the breadth and ambition of NZ film
A character study that doesn’t patronise its audience.
It’s almost remarkable how much Night School consistently misses the mark
Weirdly paced, sloppily edited and numbingly undynamic.
Hold The Dark is the new Netflix thriller to watch this week
It’s a bloody good thriller from Green Room director.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls can’t separate itself from the Harry Potter pack
It’s well made but suffers from being shockingly familiar.
RBG celebrates one of the most significant women in modern political history
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story is one worth telling.
Smallfoot ain’t no Pixar marvel but it will keep young’uns entertained
It’s no small feat that Smallfoot delivers fun.
Compelling character study Beast comes close to greatness
…but it doesn’t quite get there, writes Tony Stamp.
Despite elegant production and costume design, Ladies in Black is low on substance
Sarah Voon on the adaptation of Madeleine St John’s bestseller.
Johnny English Strikes Again and so do the spy spoof clichés
Adam Fresco reviews the trilogy-maker.
Ewan McGregor does admirably in Disney’s warm hearted Christopher Robin
His conversations with Pooh are soulful but somewhat ponderous.
Mirai brings Disney-like surrealism back to animated family films
A worthwhile fantasy journey.
A Simple Favour feels stuck between a thriller, comic tale and over-the-top schlockfest
Gillian Flynn this ain’t.
There’s plenty to enjoy in this otherwise messy new Predator film
Falls right on the line between cheer-inducing and groan-causing.
Computer screen mystery Searching is a well-oiled thrill machine
This isn’t arthouse fare. It’s a broad crowd-pleaser.
The Nun reeks of dumped-to-Netflix mediocrity
Aaron Yap on the prequel spin-off to the sequel.
McKellen: Playing the Part is a captivating insight into the life and times of Sir Ian
“We are treated to a lively and engaging celebration”
McQueen is a beautiful reminder of the artist’s contribution to fashion
“A stirring, compassionate insight”