When art imitates American politics
The start of ‘Sicario: Rise of the Soldado’ plays out like some kind of fever dream for Donald Trump, writes Darren Bevan.
Show biz is big business in Auckland
Figures show the Auckland Council’s involvement in the film industry is paying off.
Wes Anderson’s latest quirk fest
Wes Anderson’s latest quirk fest, the stop animation Isle of Dogs, certainly has it all, writes Darren Bevan.
The Breaker Upperers just wants to be loved
The Breaker Upperers doesn’t want to be rejected yet never quite offers a compelling enough reason to make it past the honeymoon, writes Darren Bevan.
The Death of Stalin sickeningly dark
As the madness grows in ‘The Death of Stalin’, director Armando Iannucci makes it difficult to empathise with any of the characters.
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.
All the controversy in the world
Ridley Scott’s controversial film ‘All the Money in the World’ is both sickly compelling and stultefyingly long.