REVIEW: It's hard not to be swept along by the thought-provoking premise and entertainment value of gorillas as guerrillas.
REVIEW: Sometimes a cliched poster and a trite movie title prove to be completely misleading as to the quality of a film.
Being a film reviewer means appreciating movies you don't like. Planet of the Apes tested that for me.
It's like binge-watching the first few seasons of Friends.
Fans of Yes, Minister and The Thick of It will lap up this hilarious, razor sharp French political satire.
After a strong, attention grabbing opening, this rekindling-the-romance comedy all gets rather flaccid.
This is a hugely competent film, with story-telling nous to match it's huge technical achievement.
Except for one fairly major asterisk, this is a school holidays winner.
The Broken Circle Breakdown is at heart a romantic melodrama incorporating exquisite musical numbers.
REVIEW: Fifth time around is not all bad for Tinker Bell.
REVIEW: Would you believe, Clint Eastwood has made a musical?! Of sorts.
REVIEW: Award-winning children's film Ernest and Celestine is a long, cool drink of watercolour.
This is a curiously old-fashioned and understated children's animated movie.
It's a funny thing. I came out of Calvary none too keen on the film, let me tell you.
Handled well, tales of grief can be sensitive and touching. This film wastes the opportunity.
REVIEW: Transformers 4 is a hugely overlong, incoherent and witless slab of naked product placement.
REVIEW: Come back Phil Collins - all is forgiven.
REVIEW: I'm not exactly the target market for this Disney update on Jerry Maguire meets Slumdog Millionaire, but I was prepared to be charmed.
REVIEW: Jake moves at pace from one humiliation to the next for our poor, incapable hero.
When an American sports agent travels to India to unearth potential stars, a likeable fish-out-of-water yarn emerges.
REVIEW: I shake my head at the sheer cleverness of the elaborate on-going gags in What We Do in the Shadows.
PREVIEW: In the spirit of not judging a book by its cover, just ignore the trailer for Words and Pictures.
REVIEW: What We Do in the Shadows is the most consistently funny Kiwi film in over a decade - even the tagline is genius.
PREVIEW: 22 Jump Street is a film that doesn't just mock the cop movie genre, it also mocks its own status as a sequel.
PREVIEW: Good Vibrations is a raw, funny, bittersweet paean to tough times, small record shops and brilliant music.
REVIEW: That it's been released here more than 12 months after its British opening hints at Good Vibrations' relevance to Kiwis.
This is one Tom Cruise action blockbuster that deserves its hype, and possibly even more than one viewing.
REVIEW: Fantail is a deft piece of film-making that has made it home after some international acclaim.
Apart from a couple of inspired moments from Sarah Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi, A Million Ways is a mostly laugh free zone.
REVIEW: It's no mean feat to produce your first movie in this country, let alone one with a strong local voice and performances.
REVIEW: As with any beloved book, if you're going to shine it onto a big screen, you'd better get it right.
REVIEW: Chasing hard after the charms of Frozen, Disney's Maleficent presents two kingdoms side-by-side.
REVIEW: Grace of Monaco seeks to align itself more with its director's success, La Vie En Rose, than the flop Diana biopic.
Feeling fatigued by the thought of another X-Men movie? Don't be.
There was bound to be a follow-up: the first film had audiences laughing so much it hurt.
X-Men: Days of Future Past cleverly negotiates multiple timelines and stories in the series' mythos.
REVIEW: Those who have seen Phil Grabsky's first three films in this series (where he was searching for Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven) will already have made up their minds to see his exploration of Chopin.
This is a sweet, idiosyncratic, and at times enormously likeable film, which I found myself grinning and chuckling along with.
The crowd were literally clapping and cheering right through the final ten minutes.
Bad Neighbours carries on that ugly trope of playing misogyny for entertainment.
Yes it's self-indulgent, and yes it entirely buys into that Hollywood cliches, but Chef is also a hugely likeable and engaging wee movie.
REVIEW: Chef will have your stomach rumbling, but belly laughs? Not so much.
Despite its starry cast, this film won't leave you blown away so much as underwhelmed.
It all starts with a menage a trois. Well, the offer of one.
This unexpected little road movie capitalises on French film star Catherine Deneuve's timeless beauty and apparent willingness to throw herself convincingly into any farcical situation.
With so much talent and experience and a $100m to play with, you'd be forgiven for being optimistic about Transcendence.
Film adaptation Half of a Yellow Sun grapples with some massive events and scores some impressive points.
Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz excel as women done wrong in The Other Woman.
REVIEW: Hayao Miyazaki's final film is his most profound, beautiful and moving work yet.
REVIEW: The Invisible Woman should not be allowed to slip away unseen.