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Kate Rodger

Kate Rodger
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 78% Frozen II (2019) This first viewing looks gorgeous and Olaf is my hero, but the story lacked the magic of its predecessor...‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 96% Knives Out (2019) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2.5/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) 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. ‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4.5/5 100% Bellbird (2019) 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. ‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 65% Ride Like a Girl (2019) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) The movie is delivered with purpose and real intent -- Hustlers really is a fist-pumpingly good time at the movies.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) 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...‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) Joaquin Phoenix as Joker will haunt the recesses of my soul until the end of time.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Tense, emotional, sterile but in a cool way and anchored by an incredibly nuanced performance from Brad.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) As with Guy Ritchie's first Sherlock, I was left entirely underwhelmed.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) JoJo Rabbit will wrap you up in the cinematic group hug that laughing and crying together in a dark theatre can bring.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) A great story to be immersed in.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
5/5 87% Inception (2010) Lose yourself in Chris Nolan's dream-world. You may never want to wake up.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy should haul in the crowds, if not the critical acclaim.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 88% Young@Heart (2007) This is one of those films the phrase "feel-good" was invented for.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is obviously exactly the same recipe served at perfect room temperature.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
.5/5 56% Tag (2018) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) It's a pretty fun ride.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A mostly entertaining few hours of non-essential cinema.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 86% Tully (2018) A fabulous little film...‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 89% The Breaker Upperers (2018) Hilarious, genuinely laugh-out-loud and even funnier on repeat. LOVED it.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is Captain America: Civil War on steroids. Lots of steroids.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's gently and marvelously unpacked for our viewing pleasure.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The messages embedded here, while delivered heavy-handedly, are still really good ones for our kids.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) A cinematic theme park ride of quite epic proportions.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 88% Annihilation (2018) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) There is a genuine gentle, loving softness in its telling.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) A simmering, elegant knockout of a film and must be seen.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It's a powerful package.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 71% Kodachrome (2018) You're in good hands knowing Ed Harris is driving this story safely home.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Not quite a royal flush, but a full house isn't too bad.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 81% The Party (2018) I signed up for the cast, was blown away by the brilliantly acerbic script and left gasping for air at the final shot.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Irreverent laugh out loud family fun that's not really for the Beatrix Potter purists but an enormously entertaining outing nonetheless.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) This is a love story above all else, and on many different levels, and it's all just rather wonderful.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 88% The Post (2018) This film drips with urgent and authentic storytelling, and I would expect nothing less.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Their love story is one for the cinematic ages.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) The fact this story is so ridiculously nourishing while still leaving me pondering some really big questions will remain one of cinemas great mysteries.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) The plot twists are about as cerebral as the bedazzling but if your expectations are in keeping with a nice night out with the girls, then this is unlikely to seriously disappoint.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Changeover (2016) Deeply immersive and affecting, and no question we are witnessing the birth of a real star in young newcomer Erana James.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) A faithful adaption of an excellent book delivered with a welcome gentle restraint.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Not a great film, but it is a good one.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) 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.‐ Newshub (NZ)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019