ready or not
Fantastically fun with thrills, Ready or Not proves itself to be a standout horror flick.
Sea shanties, belting British humour, and a journey of discovery filled to the brim with heart and passion make Fisherman’s Friends the most heart warming film of the year.
Although it stumbles at times, Farming is a true story that's gritty, arresting, brutal but hope filled story.
ford v ferrari
The most crowd pleasing motor racing film since The World’s Fastest Indian, Ford V Ferrari is one of this year’s best with edge of your seat, heart thundering out of your mouth car racing anchored by magnificent performances from Damon and Bale.
Visually breathtaking with a thoroughly entertaining tale, Ailo’s Journey is an adventure you must take.
Unfortunately Charlie’s Angels falls slightly flat, but Naomi Scott shows us that Aladdin wasn’t a fluke and completely steals the show.
portrait of a lady on fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire presents and explores a relationship that stands the test of time. Much more than a typical period drama, it reaches profound heights and will stay with you for some time to come.
the beach bum
An obnoxious stoner film that blows self-indulgence in your face.
And while it has some slippery moments, there's enough rom, a bunch of com and a serving of Christmas - all as promised. It's feel-good and fun, but probably won't make it to the top shelf of your Christmas classics.
The characters of Doctor Sleep bring the film to life, but the tension created is what drives this to be one of the best thrillers of the year.
Bellbird presents a small town life that is easily recognisable as quintessentially Kiwi, with characters that one can identify and sympathise with - all while showing that growth can come from loss, especially with the help of a community that cares.
Cute, charming, with animation that can stand up to the big, Hollywood players, Arctic Justice is an animated film with a message needed more now than ever.
terminator: dark fate
Although it feels though it covers familiar ground, Terminator: Dark Fate brings action packed fury to the big screen like nothing else.
brittany runs a marathon
This film deserved a much bigger release than just the film festival circuit. If you can find it, watch it.
A constant barrage of laughs and several swift punches to the tear ducts, Jojo Rabbit is Taika's best film yet, one of the best of the year, and an ode to the beauty of humanity. Majestical.