mrs. harris goes to paris
Like a warm cuppa, a welcome hug, a springtime stroll or cold night by the fire - Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is homely cosiness all wrapped up in a firm film favourite of 2022.
Following the furious Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends is an interesting examination of the legacy of Michael Myers, though one that changes pace and leaves it’s musings unanswered in favor of a final showdown, though maybe that is for the best.
While Amsterdam has a confusing mix of tones, themes, and sub narratives, the central plot, ensemble cast and Bale, Robbie, and David Washington in particular make the journey more than worth it.
don't worry darling
While Florence Pugh is simply divine here it’s not enough to save Don’t Worry Darling as it suffers from a lack of clear narrative and thematic direction, leaving a muddled, but gorgeous to look at, mess.
lyle, lyle crocodile
While it doesn’t hit the dizzying heights of other live action family films, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a breezy, fun filled family film that will entertain young and old alike.
dc league of super-pets
DC League of Super-Pets has an abundance of amazing talent overflowing from its cast list, fun superhero antics and great song choices combined with a charming animation style, all wrapped up to ensure a fine time for adults and kids alike.
ticket to paradise
With Clooney and Roberts bringing sizzling chemistry and hilarious banter, Ticket to Paradise is a breezy, undemanding tale that will transport you from reality to an island cinematic paradise.
see how they run
See How They Run is a clever and funny take on the whodunnit genre with a great cast, a charmingly realised style and a standout performance from Saoirse Ronan.
Official Competition is an incisive satire of film making, with biting humour and excellent performances making it an absolutely compelling watch.
Moonage Daydream is a wonderful and creative exploration of David Bowie’s career, one that undoubtedly deserves to be played on the biggest screen possible.
three thousand years of longing
Three Thousand Years of Longing is a gem of a film, charming and affecting, showing once again that director/writer George Miller is a singular talent.
More than just a glorified celebration of the Lancaster and her bombing crews, Lancaster not only documents the lives and missions of her crew, but probes bigger moral questions. One of 2022’s best.
Beast is a rip roaring action packed creature feature led effortlessly by Idris Elba.
good luck to you, leo grande
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is both a charming comedy and a challenging insightful drama brought to life by excellent performances from Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack.
While Nope is inconsistent in its pacing and themes, it still brings spine tingling and thrilling moments to the screen.
While Bullet Train has more narrative threads than you can shake a stick at, it's still a fun filled, blood soaked octane ride with Brad Pitt in great form.
While tripping over itself narratively at times, Ruby’s Choice is more than worth the watch for the superb performances from Coco Jack Gillies and Jane Seymour.
A brilliantly crafted and compelling documentary, The Princess deftly uses archive footage and interviews with the general public to transport the audience back to the life and times of Princess Diana.
thor love and thunder
Just like its predecessor, Thor: Love and Thunder is a breath of fresh air in the MCU with its breezy and at times bonkers sense of humor, its grand cinematic scale, and beating heart at the center of it all. Taika has smashed it out of the park.
Benediction allows us to view the world through the eyes of acclaimed poet Siegfried Sasson, in a film peppered equally with witty dialogue and sorrow, anchored by a star making turn from Jack Lowden.
the phantom of the open
With Mark Rylance's charming performance as its beating heart, The Phantom of the Open comes together wonderfully as a feel-good story with substance and excellent performances.
the black phone
The Black Phone is an exceptionally well crafted horror from director Scott Derrickson, with interesting characters and strong performances giving depth and heart to an otherwise creepy and tense experience.
the quiet girl
The Quiet Girl is a masterpiece in every way. Go and see it. Now. One of 2022’s best.
where the crawdads sing
Where the Crawdads Sing fails to build the tension around the mystery at the very center of the film. One for the diehard fans of the novel.
Elvis is a truly spectacular film with all the bombastic glitz and glamor you’d expect from director Baz Luhrmann, but with a tale packed with emotional punch after punch, all anchored by an Oscar worthy performance from Austin Butler.
Whina is an affecting, heartbreaking film about a fascinating figure from Aotearoa’s history, with wonderful performances by Rena Owen and Miriama McDowell.
minions the rise of gru
While Minions The Rise of Gru is an undemanding tale, its vibrant animation, slapstick humor, and action packed sequences will entertain both adults and children alike.
the bob's burgers movie
The Bob's Burgers Movie is a charming adaptation of the long running animated series, with great humour and musical numbers that will please returning fans as well as newcomers to the series.