Newshub (NZ)

Newshub (NZ) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kate Rodger
Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 For Sama (2019) Kate Rodger It's so very important that we take every opportunity we get to open the window into the world beyond our own lives to see stories like this one. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
4.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Kate Rodger This true story moves along at a cracking and confronting clip, as entertaining as it is shocking. Needless to say, the Globe and Oscar-nominated performances from these fierce and talented women are reason enough to sign up. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3.5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Kate Rodger As an emotional experience - despite the Hanks factor - I found the notes of the narrative a tad too pedestrian. However, the kindness and the love woven into the DNA and the delivery are just what we all need to kick off a new year. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Kate Rodger It's hard to watch, but it feels important that we do. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
4.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Kate Rodger One of those almost tactile films where you can nearly touch and smell and feel everything on screen - the courageous intimacy feeds an understated narrative, giving room for the performances to drive home the emotion. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 Little Women (2019) Kate Rodger It's no mean feat to take original source material like this, a story first published in the late 1800s, and deliver to the here and now. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
3.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Kate Rodger Like so many, my love for this franchise will remain undiminished, even if this Skywalker finale wasn't the film I'd been looking for. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 After the Wedding (2019) Kate Rodger These two ferociously talented women are just too good to miss at any time and together they are a powerhouse. There's a lovely restraint here... EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Kate Rodger This first viewing looks gorgeous and Olaf is my hero, but the story lacked the magic of its predecessor... EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Kate Rodger The cast, their script, the wild and wonderful twists and turns of this finely-tuned and expertly executed plot, it's just all such an enormous ingenious unguessable giggle and I simply cannot wait to watch it again. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
2.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) Kate Rodger I don't want to be the Christmas grinch this early in the festive season but Last Christmas isn't the Love Actually we've been looking for. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Kate Rodger I do love a good car movie -- add to that the joy of spending a few hours in a cinema with Christian Bale and Matt Damon and this Ford V Ferrari face-off was an easy watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4.5/5 Bellbird (2019) Kate Rodger Tenderly breathing life into grief and healing by giving the story and its players permission to breathe themselves, and infusing it with that special kind of real Kiwi humour, it's just wonderful to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Ride Like a Girl (2019) Kate Rodger Genuinely inspirational on many levels, this film was a surprisingly emotional ride on and off the track with another pitch-perfect outing from our national treasure Sam Neill. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Kate Rodger The movie is delivered with purpose and real intent -- Hustlers really is a fist-pumpingly good time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Kate Rodger I wanted this film to fill all the chambers of my heart but accepting the fact it does not and embracing these wonderful characters and rich story all over again, it still delivered me much nourishment... EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Kate Rodger Joaquin Phoenix as Joker will haunt the recesses of my soul until the end of time. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Kate Rodger Tense, emotional, sterile but in a cool way and anchored by an incredibly nuanced performance from Brad. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Kate Rodger As with Guy Ritchie's first Sherlock, I was left entirely underwhelmed. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Kate Rodger JoJo Rabbit will wrap you up in the cinematic group hug that laughing and crying together in a dark theatre can bring. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Kate Rodger While this is quite naturally just an elongated cinematic episode of your favourite show, it really is the kind of rich and luscious production which deserves the big-screen treatment. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009) Kate Rodger A great story to be immersed in. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
5/5 Inception (2010) Kate Rodger Lose yourself in Chris Nolan's dream-world. You may never want to wake up. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 The Mummy (2017) Kate Rodger The Mummy should haul in the crowds, if not the critical acclaim. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Young at Heart (2007) Kate Rodger This is one of those films the phrase "feel-good" was invented for. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Kate Rodger Deadpool 2 is obviously exactly the same recipe served at perfect room temperature. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Kate Rodger Michal Pena and his comedy trio feel a little more forced this time around as they try to recreate the magic of their debut, but they still brought a smile to my dial. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
.5/5 Tag (2018) Kate Rodger If not being funny was this alleged comedy's only crime, I may have left the cinema as a normal person, rather than the rage-engulfed madwoman I was. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 I, Tonya (2017) Kate Rodger It's a pretty fun ride. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Kate Rodger A mostly entertaining few hours of non-essential cinema. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Tully (2018) Kate Rodger A fabulous little film... EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 The Breaker Upperers (2018) Kate Rodger Hilarious, genuinely laugh-out-loud and even funnier on repeat. LOVED it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Kate Rodger This is Captain America: Civil War on steroids. Lots of steroids. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Last Flag Flying (2017) Kate Rodger It's gently and marvelously unpacked for our viewing pleasure. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Kate Rodger The messages embedded here, while delivered heavy-handedly, are still really good ones for our kids. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Kate Rodger It is so clever in its simplicity, building tension so excruciatingly well, that I was left a quivering, shaking, giggling, freaked-out, hot mess. Brilliant. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Ready Player One (2018) Kate Rodger A cinematic theme park ride of quite epic proportions. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Annihilation (2018) Kate Rodger Annihilation is now permanently intertwined with my cinematic DNA and I suspect I'll be pondering aspects of this story until the end of recorded time. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Kate Rodger There is a genuine gentle, loving softness in its telling. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Una mujer fantástica (2017) Kate Rodger A simmering, elegant knockout of a film and must be seen. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Lady Bird (2017) Kate Rodger Writer/Director Greta Gerwig brings her own personal story into play, delivering her Lady Bird with an enthusiastic yet defiant cheekiness, never once losing sight of the real story. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Black Panther (2018) Kate Rodger It's a powerful package. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Kodachrome (2017) Kate Rodger You're in good hands knowing Ed Harris is driving this story safely home. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Molly's Game (2017) Kate Rodger Not quite a royal flush, but a full house isn't too bad. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 The Party (2017) Kate Rodger I signed up for the cast, was blown away by the brilliantly acerbic script and left gasping for air at the final shot. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Love, Simon (2018) Kate Rodger At its heart, this is simply a story about love and tolerance and honesty, and told with a perfect dose of each of those things. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Peter Rabbit (2018) Kate Rodger Irreverent laugh out loud family fun that's not really for the Beatrix Potter purists but an enormously entertaining outing nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Kate Rodger This is a love story above all else, and on many different levels, and it's all just rather wonderful. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 The Post (2017) Kate Rodger This film drips with urgent and authentic storytelling, and I would expect nothing less. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Darkest Hour (2017) Kate Rodger The ultimate delivery and obvious climax of this film is spine-tinglingly great and goosebump-inducing, regardless of how many times you think you've heard it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019