REVIEW: The Past, a French drama by an Iranian director, is slow-burning, but ultimately searing film concerned with actions and apologies.
REVIEW: This horror-comedy about a bloodsucking finishing school is no Heathers nor Mean Girls.
French romcom It Boy turns the tables by focusing on a 40-year-old woman's fling with a man half her age.
REVIEW: Lone Survivor does for soldiers what Friday Night Lights did for footballers: it gives us entry into a near impenetrable world, it makes it credible.
REVIEW: There is a great hole in the world where Mel Gibson used to be.
They thought a weekend in Paris would be just the thing to put the spark back in their marriage.
Canadian actress turned director Sarah Polley turns her gaze and her lens on her own family.
Spike Jonze's latest film is one of the most touching, haunting and melancholic romantic-dramas in years.
A few years back I was much impressed with a film called Into The Wild.
Rumour has it Martin Scorsese was interested in the book but deemed it unfilmable - he may have been right.
Like folk music itself, this won't be everyone's cup of tea, but persevere and you'll be rewarded.
A triumph of low-budget filmmaking, exquisite storytelling and an actor at the peak of his powers.
Sarah Watt finds herself mesmerised by a gaunt Matthew McConaughey.
Based on Grevioux's Darkstorm Studios graphic novel of the same name, I, Frankenstein is like its hero - a "corpse without a soul".
Generation Xers beware - this isn't the ballad of Detroit policeman Alex Murphy you remember.
This is a disheartening lads' tale about contemporary dating but why call it "dating" if you just want to get laid?
Closer to 9 Songs than Baise Moi, this controversial, sexually charged French coming-of-age drama has two massive advantages in its favour.
REVIEW: This recreation of the wrangles between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author PL Travers is a real crowd-pleasing entertainer.
REVIEW: Tense, romantic and perfectly pitched, this simple tale is high quality drama.
REVIEW: Be enraptured and enslaved by Steve McQueen's latest film, 12 Years A Slave.
REVIEW: Anything would be an improvement over the 2012 Nevadan-based crime against cinema that was Paranormal Activity 4.
REVIEW: There is no mention that Nelson Mandela saw the Long Walk To Freedom. And that strikes me as a pity.
American Hustle is hugely entertaining, perfectly paced, and generally impressive as all hell.
REVIEW: Mildly entertaining, this film is a painfully predictable seniors-behaving-badly comedy.
REVIEW: This glamorous, over-the-top tale of con artists pays shameless homage to Scorsese's Goodfellas.
REVIEW: A throwback to old-school biopics like Gandhi and Malcolm X, it's hard not to compare the new Mandela movie with Eastwood's Invictus.
REVIEW: Alexander Payne has come back with a film that is at once both sadder and funnier than almost any other Hollywood film.
REVIEW: This Hollywood recreation of one of Japan's greatest stories is not the worst movie ever made. But....
REVIEW: Taking lessons from superheroes and secret agents, Jack Ryan makes a mostly triumphant return to the big screen.
REVIEW: England, 1980. Eric Lomax - "Not a trainspotter, a railway enthusiast!" - meets a woman on a trip across verdant countryside.
The Wolf of Wall Street is destined to assume cult status, Derek Seymour writes.
Adapting a well beloved and much respected novel is a fraught business.
It's not often a film is already famous for being a failure before it has opened.
Everyone in the large ensemble gets their chance to shine and there are plenty of moments for award-baiting histrionics.
Small but beautifully formed, it's easy to see why Short Term 12 has been such a critical and audience darling at US film festivals.
Inspired by a true story, Philomena is a sincere and harrowing tale, Nick Keith writes.
REVIEW: Talking dinosaurs are almost never a good idea. Walking With Dinosaurs will have cynical parents hoping for an asteroid strike.
Anchorman 2 is a nine-years-later return to the great high point of Will Ferrell's career.
While still admiring his handiwork, Sarah Watt is beginning to wonder about Scorsese’s taste levels.
After seeing the new Hobbit movie, I'm scared to take my well-studied Tolkien scholar partner to it.
The Desolation of Smaug is a fast-paced, action-filled ride with a magnificent dragon at the end.
I wasn't really looking forward to seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But you know what? This film is better than Unexpected Journey.
Disney's 53rd animated adventure is also it's finest in almost two decades.
REVIEW: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is a truly funny film.
REVIEW: Ender's Game works surprisingly well, for a storyline that's not particularly original.
Remember when gun fights took place in a plane hanger full of propane?
STEVE KILGALLON - © Fairfax NZ NewsAlan Partridge's big-screen debut delivers many an a-ha moment for firm fan Steve Kilgallon.
Often I have found a brief nap during the middle of a children's movie heightens your appreciation.
Filth should be a ripper of a film - pity the director completely failed to understand the source material.
Someone behind the Hunger Games films has actually made a decision to make them as good as they can be.