This is 40 defies publicity by proving an intelligent film, writes Steve Kilgallon.
An entertaining film, providing intriguing insight into a love story in the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Silver Linings Playbook is a surprise gem which certainly manages to see the bright side of life.
Local film has its flaws, but the drive to overlook them is strong as it delivers a cheerful, feel-good story.
Flight (R16) 139 mins
The hunt for Osama bin Laden is examined in this film, which has been both lauded as art and criticised for its content, writes Kate Mead.
Every performance is a joy to behold in this witty remake of the classic story of Russian high society, says Sarah Watt.
Aside from the occasional scene where superb acting distracts you, Lincoln is disappointingly dull, says Sarah Watt.
It's hard to believe he hadn't made one already, but Quentin Tarantino's western has been worth the wait.
This gorgeously-costumed evocation of Hollywoodland lacks grit and panache - but it's got Ryan Gosling.
This Spanish co-production depicts the terror and horrific aftermath through one family's true-life tale of loss, struggle and survival after the Boxing Day tsunami.
Pure film-making genius but a disturbing watch, a sprawling mess at times, a cacophony of horribleness artfully done.
REVIEW: A faithful adaptation of the much-loved musical, Les Miserables is a good show, writes Sarah Watt.
Tom Cruise takes on the role of eponymous hero Jack Reacher in a tale that delivers in spades.
Life of Pi will take you on a journey which is a feast for your eyes and nourishment for your soul.
Seven Psycopaths is a blood-soaked black comedy which generates a few laughs but loses its footing along the way.
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler return to the big screen in a family film that lacks big comedy moments.
Welcome Aboard (M) 88 mins
Woody Allen's world view leaves a lot to the imagination.
The best kids' movie of the season is a cheerful quest with heart.
Sir Peter Jackson's newest tribute to the fantasy world of JRR Tolkien makes a leap in cinema technology.
REVIEW: This French crime drama is gritty with its harrowing episodes of real-life trauma.
REVIEW: Documentary reveals Donald Trump as a barbarian in his efforts to destroy the happy rural life of a remote Scottish community.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is a beautiful and wistful tale with an extraordinary cast of newcomers.
Inspirational film about a teacher changing the lives of his pupils.
There's more to the latest adventure than the stock in trade of early James Bond films.
Twihard Catherine Woulfe finds both solace and sadness in the end of the Twilight saga.
This film is proof that documentaries can be the most rewarding and captivating type of movie.
This low-budget Aussie horror film is so mishandled you don't know whether to grimace or guffaw, our reviewer says.
Electrick Children is a strange beast, at times so eerie and ethereal that it ceases to really plough the depths of what's going on for its characters, writes Sarah Watt.
How To Meet Girls From A Distance has been released to rave reviews. The star of the film and producer met Rebekah Guy for a chat.
A lifelong polio sufferer seeks a unique kind of assistance in this biopic with a strong cast and powerful story.
A tale of love lost and rediscovered, office politics, poking fun at the Swedes, red wine in street corner bars and adorable Audrey Tautou.
This Kiwi film is a ripper of a low-budget debut, about stalking, misguided love and keeping it real.
Arbitrage fancies itself as a flashy thriller, but when all is said and done it is neither thrilling nor flashy, says reviewer Sarah Watt.
Parallels with Muriel's Wedding aside, this Aussie film about a "nanny" could do better, says Kate Mead.
Sarah Watt reviews Argo and finds Ben Affleck playing CIA agent Tony Mendez as an understated hero.
A genuine newspaper advertisement which asked for partners in a time-travel mission inspired this strange, charming tale.
Killing Them Softly's R16 rating is well deserved.
Tim Burtons affectionate reimagining of the Frankenstein fable is slight but slick.
Liam Neeson reprises his role as an action hero in Taken 2.
Saving you the airfare to the UK, local cinemas are screening this theatre experience based on a best-selling novel.
The Words shows terrific promise but is thrown off course.
The strong female cast in Pitch Perfect sees exhilaration mixed with cliches.
Actress talks about film's inspiration
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Actress Jessica Maubouy talks about her role in The Sapphires, the inspiration behind the film, and its Aboriginal roots.
Interview: Longoria on coming to Auckland
She's beautiful, short, famous - and a tub-thumping political activist.
The Sapphires is such a charming and intoxicating fantasy guaranteed to be a crowd-pleasing hit.
As Dredd amps up action over the storyline, it's not the kind of film you'll want to watch twice.
Film festival hit takes on a serious subject and plays it out in a delightful, funny manner.
Actor Hugh Bonneville had a Kiwi godfather
Hugh Bonneville, star of Emmy-winning British drama Downton Abbey, has revealed a life-long Kiwi connection while on a promotional tour in Auckland.