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Best Hollywood remakes


Hollywood remakes of foreign films don't always go to plan, but Clayton Barnett's rounded up some classics.

Biopics cause song and dance

Amy Winehouse

Clayton Barnett looks at the dramas involved in bringing biopics of troubled artists to the big screen.

5 knockout movie fight scenes


As Jake Gyllenhaal dominates in boxing movie Southpaw, Clayton Barnett picks his top five fight scenes.

Top five Amy Schumer sketches

Amy Schumer

Clayton Barnett's shares his pick of Amy Schumer sketches that show why the Trainwreck star can do no wrong.

The best of the NZ film fest

L-R: John C Reilly, Ben Wishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

As the NZ International Film Festival draws to a close, Clayton Barnett gives us a rundown of his highlights.

Review: Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne

Despite the romantic approach, this is an admirable film with magnificent performances.

Review: 50 Shades Of Grey

There's a lot of sex, not much romance and the editing is terrible, writes Ashneel Prasad.

Has Disney gone too dark?

Meryl Streep

Has the spell of darker Disney success broken with Into the Woods? Clayton Barnett reviews.

Honeymoon from hell


If you're planning a honeymoon, this horror-scifi film might not be the one for you.

Review: In The Blood

A lousy B-action movie that's little more than a hodgepodge of poor plotlines, writes Peter Pluymers.

Film review: Chef

An extraordinary feel-good movie that will have you coming back for more, writes Peter Pluymers.

Film review: Maleficent

Angelina Jolie in Maleficent.

I was so immersed in this fairytale I forgot I'd already passed the age where you still believe everything.

Film review: Divergent

I had a good feeling about this movie but it's as fake as the applied tattoos, writes Peter Pluymers.

Film review: Boyhood


I hid behind my hands watching the main character indulge in predictably stupid teenage stunts.

A comedy with zero laughs

zac efron

The Awkward Moment when a romantic comedy isn't romantic or remotely funny.

Railway Man 'emotional'

Film review : The Railway Man

A gripping story of the real-life experiences of a prisoner of war in Japan, subtly and respectfully filmed.

12 Years A Slave tough watch

12 Years A Slave

12 Years a Slave is not for the faint of heart, but it is certainly a good movie, Matt Colville writes.

American Hustle 'abysmal'

American Hustle

American Hustle? American snoozefest more like, Derek Seymour writes.

A 'one in a million' film


Inspired by a true story, Philomena is a sincere and harrowing tale, Nick Keith writes.

Mitty an 'uplifting' watch

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller's latest movie will warm your heart right from the start, Nick Keith writes.

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