Traces of humanity in sparse Kiwi film
Moody, suspenseful and expertly executed, Human Traces is perhaps one of NZ’s finest cinematic 2017 experiences, writes Darren Bevan
Justice League stifles with déjà vu
This should-have-been hit-it-out-of-the-park piece is more a film that never managed to convince itself to reach for greatness, writes Darren Bevan.
Bad Moms 2 is festive, not fresh
A year ago, Bad Moms came hurtling out of the traps. A success, thanks to its foul-mouthed edges and relatable leads, it was inevitable a sequel would show up to build on the box office plaudits of the first. This time around though, while the...
The searing strength of ‘Detroit’
‘Detroit’s light-the-touchpaper-and-stand-back execution of events makes it a livewire film.’
Maudie: a woman and her curmudgeon
‘Maudie is blessed by a distinctly human and subtle turn from its leading lady Sally Hawkins.’
Funny Thor pushes Marvel near breaking point
Taika Waititi’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ deserves praise, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be relying on humour too much.
Ruapekapeka: NZ’s suppressed history
Emma Espiner reflects on RNZ’s Stories of Ruapekapeka and the suppression of Aotearoa’s history.
‘I’m from NZ’ - Angella Dravid on culture
Comedian Angella Dravid talks Diwali, and what being Indian - and Samoan, and Kiwi - means to her.