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No capes! The very best non-superhero comic book movies
Twelve terrific adaptations—with no superpowers needed.
Family-friendly drag high school musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Sugary-sweet musical for all ages proves drag has made it mainstream.
How to watch season two of breakfast TV showdown The Morning Show in New Zealand
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, and Steve Carrell return for one of the biggest hits of Apple TV+.
Jane Campion wins Best Director at Venice Film Fest for The Power of the Dog
Campion and her film catapult into early frontrunner status for the Oscars.
Trigonometry elevates ménage à trois romance above clickbait sensationalism
The three’s intimacy emerges organically, authentically and, most importantly, believably.
Why it’s time to experience War & Peace with BBC’s enthralling series
“Simplifies its source material, yet sacrifices none of its depth…”
The Queen of Soul battles trauma and belts out her best hits in biopic Respect
Watch her quiet subverting of male power dynamics as she moves from strength to strength.
Witness the rise of The Panthers in a revolutionary new local drama
As the NZ Government apologises for the dawn raids, revisit the era.
An epic new journey begins: first look at Amazon’s LOTR series
Next year Prime Video takes us back to Aotearoa, er, Middle Earth.
The Justice of Bunny King makes a scathingly caustic critique of NZ
Kiwi drama turns its attention to the sad consequences of current media hot topics.
Acting titan Sean Bean stars in Time, a prison drama and cracking thriller
Cracker writer Jimmy McGovern is back with a… cracking new show.
Scarlett Johansson’s 10 greatest movie roles
From disaffected teen to the MCU.
Oscar contender The Father has one of Anthony Hopkins’ greatest performances
We didn’t think it was possible for Anthony Hopkins to get any better. We were wrong.
Malcolm & Marie is Netflix’s super stylish shouting match
John David Washington and Zendaya argue with each other for two hours. It’s better than it sounds!
Local drama continues to up its game with NZ series The Sounds
And another reminder why the qualifier “good, for NZ” no longer applies.
Obscene wealth takes a conspiratorial turn in drama series Devils
A bingeable blend of whodunnit, drama, lifestyle porn and pulpy airport thriller.
Armando Iannucci’s David Copperfield is a lush literary panto
In cinemas this week, the classic novel comes to life as star-studded light farce.
Little Fires Everywhere is a well-produced drama that smoulders rather than burns
Reese Witherspoon gives another expert portrayal of an uptight fusspot.
The 10 best basketball movies of all time
From Gene Hackman as a disgraced coach to Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as rival hustlers – these films got game.
Tarantino releases Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood mini doco on Youtube
It’s like Quentin wants to win some kind of …I don’t know, movie award? In the near future?
The best dramas of last decade
The decade’s cinematic dramas moved and often challenged us.
‘Downright liberating’: the first reviews for Greta Gerwig’s Little Women are in
Ronan, Pugh, and Gerwig’s “modern eye” are being hailed by 98% of critics.