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Implausible biopic Spencer reduces royal history to a princess-in-a-tower fairytale
The Diana biopic is so removed from reality that it resembles ‘an extended commercial for Chanel skirts’.
Here’s what to see when Auckland cinemas reopen
Tāmaki Makaurau – we haven’t seen you at the movies for a minute.
The only thing eternal about Marvel’s pompous epic Eternals is its running time
It’s wild that director Chloé Zhao can go from Oscar-winning brilliance…to this, the tedious nadir of the MCU thus far.
It’s convoluted and overly long, but The Last Duel is a compelling examination of female victimhood
Ridley Scott’s medieval drama uses a compelling ‘he said, he said, she said’ structure to tell its (exhaustive) tale.
We don’t know how to feel about Timothée Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka
Timothée/he will be/in a wooorld of pure imagination…here’s the best memes about Timmy’s sweet new role.
You’ll never see another movie like improbable, one-of-a-kind musical Annette
It’s something of a miracle that Annette exists at all.
Nicolas Cage delivers one of his most acclaimed performances for years in Pig
The prolific actor delivers an intensely morose yet understated performance.
The Suicide Squad cast and director on their movie and John Cena’s… ability
“Because I was given so much freedom, I felt the responsibility to take risks.”
Take note, The Suicide Squad’s hilarious mayhem is a bloody delight
Might have more in common with The Boys than The Avengers.
Jungle Cruise is what you’d expect from a movie based on a cheesy theme park ride
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt sail the Amazon in a chaotic but vanilla SFX-filled adventure.
Thomasin McKenzie tells us about returning home for The Justice of Bunny King
“Doing a film where I was supposed to use my Kiwi accent felt really weird.”
Seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s Old shouldn’t feel this tiring or tedious
What feels like an interesting Twilight Zone premise ends up a drag to sit through.
Gunpowder Milkshake is a stylish, brutal and fast-paced action pic
“The action is beautifully choreographed, very creative, and surprisingly graphic.”
15 films we’re excited to see in cinemas this winter
The next few months may be chilly, but things are heating up in cinemas.
Sparks for Sparks’ sake: Edgar Wright’s doco The Sparks Brothers
A tone of caring fandom infuses this look at 50 fascinating years of music and art.
Spirited Away returns to cinemas for its 20th anniversary
Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece makes a welcome return.
Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers arrives in select cinemas next month
Everyone’s about to discover the uniqueness of cult favourites Sparks.
We’re not kidding – 10 iconic Charlie Chaplin films are coming to cinemas
As The Kid prepares to turn 100, Chaplin’s coming back to the big screen.
A Vintage Cabaret Cinema is screening classics in Auckland this week
Includes legendary midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In The Heights breathes new life into the old-fashioned cinema musical
“They don’t make musicals like they used to.” Adam Fresco reckons they just did.
Watch the first 8 minutes of In The Heights
Already called the US’s “movie of the summer”, this hip-hop musical might just warm up our Kiwi winter.
Hugh Jackman and Lisa Joy explain their sci-fi noir Reminiscence
Watch the new Reminiscence trailer and learn more about the upcoming film.