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
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
5/5 Call Me by Your Name (2017) Kate Rodger Their love story is one for the cinematic ages. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Kate Rodger The fact this story is so ridiculously nourishing while still leaving me pondering some really big questions will remain one of cinemas great mysteries. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) Kate Rodger So here we are, living in a brave new world where women can be blockbuster criminals as well, and Sandra Bullock and her pals are here to prove it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 () Kate Rodger Deeply immersive and affecting, and no question we are witnessing the birth of a real star in young newcomer Erana James. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Wonder (2017) Kate Rodger A faithful adaption of an excellent book delivered with a welcome gentle restraint. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Kate Rodger Not a great film, but it is a good one. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 Bad Moms (2016) Kate Rodger There are just too many sweeping stereotypes here to take aim at and I simply don't have the time nor will to live to bother. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Kate Rodger This still delivered on the big-screen blockbuster dino action, upped the ante on the scare factor and doubled-down on some seriously creepy spookiness. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 Rough Night (2017) Kate Rodger A couple of all too short and sweet laugh-out-loud moments early on soon gives way to silly, screeching, dullsville - and a damn shame too. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
1/5 A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Kate Rodger Desperately laboured, heavy-handed humour delivered loudly and lazily with a glaringly tired plot... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Chocolat (2016) Kate Rodger The clown acts themselves are of their time but feel fresh, kinetic and organic, delivered with energy and joie de vivre, a reminder of the beauty in the art of clowning around. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 One Thousand Ropes (2016) Kate Rodger There are many strands to this narrative, all woven together in a gentle and very compelling way. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Kate Rodger What this Thor is, is just wall-to-wall fun... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 The Big Sick (2017) Kate Rodger It cleanses the palate, boosts your spirits and makes your veins pulse with laughter, love and life. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4.5/5 Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kate Rodger It's stunning, and Casey Affleck will just break your heart into splinters. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 La La Land (2016) Kate Rodger The characters, the chemistry, the story, the music, the dance, the romance, the view - it all tapped right into the inner recesses of my fanatical love affair with cinema. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Kate Rodger While it won't tick all the boxes of a classic biopic, it was engaging insight into the world of AA Milne; his life, and the life of his imaginary and not so imaginary friends. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Kate Rodger With Yates at the helm, fans should expect an assured, polished and cohesive watch which fuses the old and the new, the magic with reality, and the spectacle with heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Kate Rodger Not exactly my bag but it might be yours. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Beyond the Known World (2017) Kate Rodger While ultimately the story doesn't fully deliver on its promise - like so many journeys - the trip itself can be more memorable than the destination. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4.5/5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Kate Rodger Not only was this famous story a big reveal for me, the heart and soul Branagh brought to Poirot and to the entire proceedings from the director's chair meant this became a first-class belter of a watch for me. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4.5/5 McLaren (2017) Kate Rodger There won't be a dry eye in the house, McLaren is a wonderful watch, a must-see for all New Zealanders regardless of how much petrol runs through their veins. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 Brigsby Bear (2017) Kate Rodger Brigsby Bear is certainly unexpected and more than just a little bit gorgeous. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Kate Rodger The Edge of Seventeen manages to artfully dodge any staleness by virtue of a great script and the universally excellent performances all round... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4.5/5 A Single Man (2009) Kate Rodger While I always expected the film to be easy on the eye I hadn't expected it to be so incredibly moving. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/5 Genova (2008) Kate Rodger Dull, and wholly undernourishing. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Kate Rodger A good vessel to board for kids of all ages. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4.5/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Kate Rodger Laugh out loud, reassuringly rewatchable and building nicely on the characters and their stories, fans new and old should leave the cinema just like I did, beaming from ear to ear. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 Boy (2010) Kate Rodger It feels like a while since I smiled this wide and felt this good watching any film, kiwi or otherwise. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019