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.
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.
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.
brittany runs a marathon
This film deserved a much bigger release than just the film festival circuit. If you can find it, watch it.
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.
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.
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.
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.