Director Mike Nichols dies at 83

GROUNDBREAKER: Director Mike Nichols, who died at 83.

Mike Nichols, who emerged in the late 1950s as half of a groundbreaking satirical comedy team has died at 83.

Stuff's weekend movie guide

CONVINCING:  Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen

Released at NZ cinemas this weekend, Jennifer Lawrence returns to the Hunger Games and Jennifer Aniston gets kidnapped.

DVD review: The Rover

THE ROVER: Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star.

The godforsaken environment of central Australia has never looked more desolate than in this compelling study of the power of hopelessness.

Land and freedom

DANCE HALL DAYS: Barry Ward plays Irishmen Jimmy Gralton in Ken Loach's latest film.

Ken Loach's latest drama - Jimmy's Hall - is one of his least engaging of the past two decades.

Aniston excels in Crime

KIDNAP VICTIM: Jennifer Aniston's wealthy woman is targeted by two down-at-heel crims in Life of Crime.

Based on Elmore Leonard's novel Switch, Life of Crime isn't a masterpiece, but has enough pearls to enjoy the ride.

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Land and freedom

DANCE HALL DAYS: Barry Ward plays Irishmen Jimmy Gralton in Ken Loach's latest film.

Ken Loach's latest drama - Jimmy's Hall - is one of his least engaging of the past two decades.

Aniston excels in Crime

Based on Elmore Leonard's novel Switch, Life of Crime isn't a masterpiece, but has enough pearls to enjoy the ride.

More than just a prelude

Brothers' grim fairytale of downsizing video