Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – dark and exhilarating

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald does overindulge on the 'franchise' moments and is rather plot heavy at times but it generally casts a decent spell. Characters are well grounded and the tie-in to the 'Potter-verse' is well crafted and shows that the truly gifted J.K. Rowling still has what it takes.

Bohemian Rhapsody review – a textbook ‘band film’ redeemed by Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody is a formulaic band movie that struggles to get Queen's story off the ground in an original and captivating way, but the Live Aid finale almost makes the whole thing worthwhile - it's that and Rami Malek's stupendous performance that save this film.

Halloween review – a worthy follow-up to the 1978 classic

Halloween is an exhilarating and entertaining horror film that's not only one of the best recent slasher films, but the best outing in the franchise for a long time. Bloody good fun.

Once Were Warriors and more to screen at Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest

This year, the 5th edition of the wonderful Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest presents a diverse programme of Aussie and Kiwi culture, which includes traditional food, live music and dance, as well as the always impressive line-up of films, including a special screening of the Kiwi award-winning classic Once Were Warriors. The festival will take place in Kino Lucerna and Kino Ponrepo from November 2 - 7.

First Man review – wonderfully human, not heroic

First Man is a refreshing take on a story we've heard a million times. It's an 'apollo movie' that's been stripped of its patriotism and heroics, and instead focuses on brutal realism and success through failure.