8/10

Booksmart Review

Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) are about to graduate high school. The long-time best friends spent four years studying hard and have been offered places in top colleges.  They studied so hard, in fact, that they never socialised with their peers, whom they consider to be immature time-wasters who will never amount to anything. Their view about themselves and their fellow students...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

“Beware the prequel curse!” That’s what they told me. STAR WARS fans fell ill to it; some say LORD OF THE RINGS devotees too. Would HARRY POTTER enthusiasts suffer the same fate? I didn’t dare get excited about FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. I avoided all press, not even reading a synopsis. Of course I’d read the book, but as it’s a mock textbook and has no narrative, it gave little indi...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Review

Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is a street kid who is taken to a foster home in the country. There he is looked after by Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and more reluctantly by Hec (Sam Neill). When Ricky’s living circumstances change he decides to go on the run with Hec. This leads to a national manhunt that plays out across the media. Writer director Taika Waititi has adapted Barry Crump’s book Wild Pork a...

Tangled Review

TANGLED is an animated retelling of the classic fable of Rapunzel. Rapunzel, raised by her strict mother, has been locked in her tower all her life. Longing to venture into the outside world but afraid of the perils that exist, she comes across her chance when a handsome thief stumbles upon her. Rapunzel and her mischievous companion set forth on and adventure filled with curious characters and hi...