Newshub (NZ)

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Kate Rodger I do love a good car movie -- add to that the joy of spending a few hours in a cinema with Christian Bale and Matt Damon and this Ford V Ferrari face-off was an easy watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4.5/5 Bellbird (2019) Kate Rodger Tenderly breathing life into grief and healing by giving the story and its players permission to breathe themselves, and infusing it with that special kind of real Kiwi humour, it's just wonderful to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 () Kate Rodger Genuinely inspirational on many levels, this film was a surprisingly emotional ride on and off the track with another pitch-perfect outing from our national treasure Sam Neill. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Kate Rodger The movie is delivered with purpose and real intent -- Hustlers really is a fist-pumpingly good time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Kate Rodger I wanted this film to fill all the chambers of my heart but accepting the fact it does not and embracing these wonderful characters and rich story all over again, it still delivered me much nourishment... EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Kate Rodger Joaquin Phoenix as Joker will haunt the recesses of my soul until the end of time. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Kate Rodger Tense, emotional, sterile but in a cool way and anchored by an incredibly nuanced performance from Brad. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Kate Rodger As with Guy Ritchie's first Sherlock, I was left entirely underwhelmed. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Kate Rodger JoJo Rabbit will wrap you up in the cinematic group hug that laughing and crying together in a dark theatre can bring. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Kate Rodger While this is quite naturally just an elongated cinematic episode of your favourite show, it really is the kind of rich and luscious production which deserves the big-screen treatment. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009) Kate Rodger A great story to be immersed in. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
5/5 Inception (2010) Kate Rodger Lose yourself in Chris Nolan's dream-world. You may never want to wake up. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 The Mummy (2017) Kate Rodger The Mummy should haul in the crowds, if not the critical acclaim. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Young at Heart (2007) Kate Rodger This is one of those films the phrase "feel-good" was invented for. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Kate Rodger Deadpool 2 is obviously exactly the same recipe served at perfect room temperature. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Kate Rodger Michal Pena and his comedy trio feel a little more forced this time around as they try to recreate the magic of their debut, but they still brought a smile to my dial. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
.5/5 Tag (2018) Kate Rodger If not being funny was this alleged comedy's only crime, I may have left the cinema as a normal person, rather than the rage-engulfed madwoman I was. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 I, Tonya (2017) Kate Rodger It's a pretty fun ride. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Kate Rodger A mostly entertaining few hours of non-essential cinema. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Tully (2018) Kate Rodger A fabulous little film... EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 The Breaker Upperers (2018) Kate Rodger Hilarious, genuinely laugh-out-loud and even funnier on repeat. LOVED it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Kate Rodger This is Captain America: Civil War on steroids. Lots of steroids. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Last Flag Flying (2017) Kate Rodger It's gently and marvelously unpacked for our viewing pleasure. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Kate Rodger The messages embedded here, while delivered heavy-handedly, are still really good ones for our kids. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Kate Rodger It is so clever in its simplicity, building tension so excruciatingly well, that I was left a quivering, shaking, giggling, freaked-out, hot mess. Brilliant. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Ready Player One (2018) Kate Rodger A cinematic theme park ride of quite epic proportions. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Annihilation (2018) Kate Rodger Annihilation is now permanently intertwined with my cinematic DNA and I suspect I'll be pondering aspects of this story until the end of recorded time. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Kate Rodger There is a genuine gentle, loving softness in its telling. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Una mujer fantástica (2017) Kate Rodger A simmering, elegant knockout of a film and must be seen. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Lady Bird (2017) Kate Rodger Writer/Director Greta Gerwig brings her own personal story into play, delivering her Lady Bird with an enthusiastic yet defiant cheekiness, never once losing sight of the real story. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Black Panther (2018) Kate Rodger It's a powerful package. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Kodachrome (2017) Kate Rodger You're in good hands knowing Ed Harris is driving this story safely home. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Molly's Game (2017) Kate Rodger Not quite a royal flush, but a full house isn't too bad. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 The Party (2017) Kate Rodger I signed up for the cast, was blown away by the brilliantly acerbic script and left gasping for air at the final shot. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Love, Simon (2018) Kate Rodger At its heart, this is simply a story about love and tolerance and honesty, and told with a perfect dose of each of those things. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Peter Rabbit (2018) Kate Rodger Irreverent laugh out loud family fun that's not really for the Beatrix Potter purists but an enormously entertaining outing nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Kate Rodger This is a love story above all else, and on many different levels, and it's all just rather wonderful. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 The Post (2017) Kate Rodger This film drips with urgent and authentic storytelling, and I would expect nothing less. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Darkest Hour (2017) Kate Rodger The ultimate delivery and obvious climax of this film is spine-tinglingly great and goosebump-inducing, regardless of how many times you think you've heard it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
5/5 Call Me by Your Name (2017) Kate Rodger Their love story is one for the cinematic ages. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Kate Rodger The fact this story is so ridiculously nourishing while still leaving me pondering some really big questions will remain one of cinemas great mysteries. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) Kate Rodger The plot twists are about as cerebral as the bedazzling but if your expectations are in keeping with a nice night out with the girls, then this is unlikely to seriously disappoint. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 () Kate Rodger Deeply immersive and affecting, and no question we are witnessing the birth of a real star in young newcomer Erana James. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Wonder (2017) Kate Rodger A faithful adaption of an excellent book delivered with a welcome gentle restraint. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Kate Rodger Not a great film, but it is a good one. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 Bad Moms (2016) Kate Rodger There are just too many sweeping stereotypes here to take aim at and I simply don't have the time nor will to live to bother. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Kate Rodger This still delivered on the big-screen blockbuster dino action, upped the ante on the scare factor and doubled-down on some seriously creepy spookiness. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 Rough Night (2017) Kate Rodger A couple of all too short and sweet laugh-out-loud moments early on soon gives way to silly, screeching, dullsville - and a damn shame too. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
1/5 A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Kate Rodger Desperately laboured, heavy-handed humour delivered loudly and lazily with a glaringly tired plot... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Chocolat (2016) Kate Rodger The clown acts themselves are of their time but feel fresh, kinetic and organic, delivered with energy and joie de vivre, a reminder of the beauty in the art of clowning around. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019