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Movie review: Beautifully Broken

Movie review: Beautifully Broken

19 November 2019

Three fathers living worlds apart brought together through tragedy.... Read more

Movie review: Danger Close

Movie review: Danger Close

10 August 2019

The undeniable fog of war.... Read more

TV Series review: Catch 22

TV Series review: Catch 22

27 July 2019

There are just some battles you can’t win.... Read more

Movie review: Tolkien

Movie review: Tolkien

20 July 2019

A friendship that embraces difference, conquers class and provides the model for his epic novels.... Read more

The new Pharisees

The new Pharisees

2 April 2019

Hypocrites are found in a different shape in a post-modern world.... Read more

Movie review: The Hate U Give

Movie review: The Hate U Give

16 February 2019

A young heroine learns the painful truth that the hate we visit on others has a way of rebounding on... Read more

TV series review: Bodyguard

TV series review: Bodyguard

2 February 2019

After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a... Read more

Upstream - Making a Murderer 2

Upstream - Making a Murderer 2

30 December 2018

International media attention has attracted the skills of 'never say die' lawyer Kathleen Zellner wh... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

60 Second Verdict: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

29 December 2018

The plot is fresh, the new Spider-Man heroes are interesting, the push into other ethnicities is wor... Read more

Upstream: The Kominsky Method

Upstream: The Kominsky Method

23 December 2018

Douglas and Arkin are a winning combination in this new TV comedy series.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Mortal Engines

60 Second Verdict: Mortal Engines

22 December 2018

An insightful prediction of how humanity's greed and selfishness are like a self-destruct button.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Widows

60 Second Verdict: Widows

15 December 2018

A stellar cast and girl-power twist on the heist genre, makes this a watchable film.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

60 Second Verdict: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

8 December 2018

A visually gorgeous film whose central character emulates the real king of Christmas. ... Read more

Upstream: The Romanoffs

Upstream: The Romanoffs

20 November 2018

Enter into the world of Russian royalty with The Romanoffs, a series of stories about people who bel... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

60 Second Verdict: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

17 November 2018

The latest edition to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise is disappointingly one-dimensional, ... Read more

Upstream: Bodyguard

Upstream: Bodyguard

13 November 2018

This British TV drama showcases what they do best - honest-to-goodness suspense.... Read more

 60 Second Verdict: An Interview With God

60 Second Verdict: An Interview With God

10 November 2018

Without much preachiness and plenty of Bible references and theological understanding, An Intervie... Read more

Movie review: An interview with God

Movie review: An interview with God

8 November 2018

A rising journalist accepts an offer to interview a man who claims to be God.... Read more

Upstream: Doctor Who Season 11

Upstream: Doctor Who Season 11

6 November 2018

Change is afoot on Doctor Who, but is it just being politically correct?... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Bohemian Rhapsody

60 Second Verdict: Bohemian Rhapsody

3 November 2018

Biopic cleverly incorporates many of Queen's hits into the story of Mercury's life.... Read more

Upstream: The Orville

Upstream: The Orville

23 October 2018

This Star Trek spoof fails to hit the funny bone.... Read more

Upstream: Bite Club

Upstream: Bite Club

15 October 2018

New Aussie detective drama disappoints.... Read more

Movie review: First Man

Movie review: First Man

12 October 2018

First Man is an awesome cinematic creation that will please many, but I can't help but contemplate i... Read more

Upstream: Kidding

Upstream: Kidding

9 October 2018

Can you be too good? Jim Carey's new comedy drama invites the question.... Read more

Movie review: The House with the clock in it's walls

Movie review: The House with the clock in it's walls

29 September 2018

While pitched as a family movie, parents should be alert for the more subtle messages it conveys.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The House With The Clock In Its Walls

60 Second Verdict: The House With The Clock In Its Walls

29 September 2018

A creative storyline that’s backed by all the special effects and star-power you would expect from... Read more

Upstream: Wellington Paranormal

Upstream: Wellington Paranormal

25 September 2018

Officers Minogue and O'Leary search for the truth of unexplained happenings in downtown Wellington i... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Predator 

60 Second Verdict: The Predator 

22 September 2018

Predator writer-director Shane Black created the Lethal Weapon franchise and his love for action cli... Read more

Upstream: Follow This

Upstream: Follow This

18 September 2018

This info-series delves into marginal subjects with real-life reporting - a fresh alternative in an ... Read more

 Upstream: Maron

Upstream: Maron

11 September 2018

Marc Maron's Netflix series is a drama drawn from his real-life, bringing a fresh edge to this comed... Read more

Upstream: Better Call Saul: Season 4

Upstream: Better Call Saul: Season 4

8 September 2018

Season 4 continues to follow Jimmy McGill's slow decline into criminal activity and his transformati... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Crazy Rich Asians

60 Second Verdict: Crazy Rich Asians

8 September 2018

Crazy Rich Asians is a surprisingly fun and familiar Rom-com plot, with a dose of lifestyles of the ... Read more

Upstream: Kim’s Convenience

Upstream: Kim’s Convenience

28 August 2018

This touching comedy revolves around a Korean family running a convenience store in the city of Toro... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Book Club

60 Second Verdict: Book Club

25 August 2018

A talented cast but a middle-of-the-road comedy... Read more

60 Second Verdict: BlackkKlansman

60 Second Verdict: BlackkKlansman

18 August 2018

The true story of an African-American policeman who goes undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.... Read more

Upstream: Killing Eve

Upstream: Killing Eve

14 August 2018

A cat-and-mouse game with high stakes for both the characters and the viewer being entertained.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Darkest Minds

60 Second Verdict: The Darkest Minds

11 August 2018

A post-apocalyptic tale in which a teen heroine rises up to rescue the world from a terrifying futur... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Breaker Upperers

60 Second Verdict: The Breaker Upperers

4 August 2018

Breaking up couples for money - what can go wrong?... Read more

Upstream: Glow

Upstream: Glow

24 July 2018

A surprising drama based on a true story.... Read more

Upstream: MacGyver

Upstream: MacGyver

17 July 2018

Ready for a trip back to the 90s? Americas CBS has breathed new life into classic crime fighter Mac... Read more

Upstream: MacGyver

Upstream: MacGyver

16 July 2018

Ready for a trip back to the 90s? Americas CBS has breathed new life into classic crime fighter Mac... Read more

Upstream: Counterpart

Upstream: Counterpart

3 July 2018

Counterpart is a spy-thriller cum sci-fi mind-bender that discovers a world almost identical to our ... Read more

Upstream: Condor

Upstream: Condor

13 June 2018

Stan's hottest new release, is a 21st century rethink of the classic spy thriller, Three Days of the... Read more

Upstream: The Alienist - Season 1

Upstream: The Alienist - Season 1

24 May 2018

Upstream: The Alienist - Season 1... Read more

Upstream: Cobrai Kai - Season 1

Upstream: Cobrai Kai - Season 1

15 May 2018

Upstream: Cobra Kai Season 1... Read more

Upstream:Troy

Upstream:Troy

24 April 2018

What's the latest streaming buzz and one of the oldest tales remade for TV. ... Read more

Upstream: Looming Tower

Upstream: Looming Tower

21 March 2018

This TV series takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently m... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Winchester

60 Second Verdict: Winchester

3 March 2018

Like scary movies about houses that go bump in the night? ... Read more

Upstream:Mindhunter

Upstream:Mindhunter

6 February 2018

Looking for you next TV drama? Mark Hadley gives the lowdown on what's new. Hot off the press is Min... Read more

60 Second Verdict - I, Tonya

60 Second Verdict - I, Tonya

6 February 2018

I, Tonya is a memorable presentation of how people can treat the truth.... Read more

TV show review: Alias grace and Mindhunter

TV show review: Alias grace and Mindhunter

6 February 2018

Two Netflix shows challenge conventional thinking about the nature of good and evil.... Read more

The Shack

The Shack

24 May 2017

In just over two hours The Shack movie tackles the presence of pain, the nature of forgiveness, the ... Read more

How to recognise a good review

How to recognise a good review

17 February 2017

Culture writing, from a Christian perspective, should reflect God back to us.... Read more