Black Panther’s nuanced power
Black Panther is a fresh origin tale which feels reflective of the times - and desires of the cinematic universe, writes Darren Bevan.
Lady Bird not just for the hipsters
That Lady Bird is such a delight is a testament to Greta Gerwig’s sudden spurt of maturity, writes Darren Bevan.
A salute to Hollywood’s monster movie era
How you feel about whimsy will largely dictate your feelings on ‘The Shape of Water’, writes Darren Bevan.
Breathe misses the mark
Breathe’s cloying sentimentality and desire to breeze over reality ironically finds the film narratively gasping for breath.
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
Branagh’s train mystery disorients itself
‘No one loves Branagh on the screen as much as Branagh does behind the camera in Murder On The Orient Express.
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.’