Drama

8

Great

Freaky *spoiler free* Review

It’s been way too long since I’ve sat down to write a review. I genuinely am struggling to remember where to start. I think I usually start with some personal little tidbit about my prior knowledge of the film or what I had for breakfast that day, so let’s start there. On Wednesday the 11t...

7

I'm smiling

Older

The Kiwi film Older has been popping in and out of my industry periphery over the past few years. Given the size of the NZ film and TV industry, the film’s progress has often popped up on my Facebook feed and a few people I either know or know of have been involved in it in some capacity. So I was del...

6.5

Good

Endings, Beginnings

One night, one party, can change your life forever. In Endings, Beginnings, Daphne (Shailene Woodley) discovers this when she meets not one, but two, handsome men at her sister’s New Years Eve party. Conflicted, she’s drawn into a tumultuous love triangle which propels her into an exploration of her values ...

8

Great

Resistance

You might think you would want to just watch happy movies at a time like this. You may wish to surround yourself with laughter, celebrations and feasting with friends and family. But there is another way to put what you, and we, have all have been through, into perspective. And that is to know and to learn ...

6.5

Good

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

I want to eat your pancreas is a wonderous, reflective slice-of-life anime feature film, based on the award-winning novel of the same name. Mostly a character-driven affair with a clear, overarching plot thread: a girl living with a terminal illness – pancreatic cancer. Despite these unfortunate circumstanc...

8

Great

You’ll have your Knives Out to get this Bluray

But only because the movie is so good. Knives Out is my second favourite movie of 2019. Second only to the magnificence that was Jojo Rabbit (another glorious film that you should definitely see if you have yet to!) If you want to know what kind of film Knives Out is, the opening scene gives you the most pe...

10

Experience this

8 Reasons you need to add Frozen 2 to your collection

The highly anticipated sequel to one of Disney’s greatest creations, Frozen, is now available to add to your collection! It achieved the biggest opening weekend earnings of all time for an animated movie, beating out Toy Story 4. While Frozen 2 hasn’t been critically received as well as it’...

5

Meh

Hope Gap

Hope Gap is like Broadchurch if it was a movie about divorce. Starring Bill Nighy, Annette Bening and Josh O’Connor, it’s set against the beautiful backdrop of the English coastline. Nighy and Bening play a couple married three decades and seemingly rubbing each other up the wrong way the whole time. Their ...

9

Flippin' great

The Current War and the beauty of watching a well-made film

I’ve always been a Benedict Cumberbatch fan, and ever since we saw him at Wellington Armageddon last year, I’ve taken a bit of a liking to Nicholas Hoult. So yes, I was pretty keen for The Current War. The film opens up to the sultry tones of Benedict Cumberbatch’s cringey American accent. I writhed a bit w...

10

Experience this

Why you should already own Parasite on DVD or Blu-ray.

I just watched Parasite. My mind is blown. You know when there’s a movie out that everyone is raving about and it wins awards and people are like OMG on social media…and you still haven’t seen it. Then you’re hesitant to watch it because it’s been way too hyped and surely it ca...

9

Flippin' great

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Saskia – The dream review team is back together!  Ashton Brown as: Reviewer who has seen Suicide Squad – thought he liked it at the time of viewing as a brainless popcorn flick but as time went on realised how terrible it was –  but is still pumped for Birds of Prey. Saskia as: Review...

9

Flippin' great

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

There are muscles you rarely use, and it’s obvious when it comes time to use them. Some of these rarely used muscles are in your face. You can’t actively choose to flex them; they are activated subconsciously in certain situations. I don’t know what these face ones do or what function they have but by...

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