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.’
Waru’s many threads tell a single tragic tale
‘Waru is an electrifying commitment to culture and, in many ways, it feels uniquely New Zealand.’
Ruapekapeka: NZ’s suppressed history
Emma Espiner reflects on RNZ’s Stories of Ruapekapeka and the suppression of Aotearoa’s history.
Film industry must act early, not rage late
‘For women working in the entertainment industry, this is often seen as business as usual.’
This Changeover is no supernatural romance
‘The Changeover does its job well as a chilling low fantasy ... engaging and unpredictable.’
Elba, Winslet fail to peak in The Mountain Between Us
‘Ultimately, it’s less a peaky blinder, more a Meh-ntain between us which emerges.’