Category: Films

Crave! episode 95: Alien Weaponry, The Book of Mormon, Bombshell, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Emma, and a few thoughts about what’s next.

In what could be the last episode of Crave! to fully feature live entertainment for quite some time, Simon and Steve share a few thoughts about what lies ahead. But in more positive thoughts, Steve has a lot of good…

Crave! episode 94: Elton John, Parasite, Queen, La Belle Epoque, Birds Of Prey

Simon and Steve were very fortunate to be at the first scheduled Elton John concert in Auckland this weekend, because it turned out to be his last at Mount Smart Stadium, Elton having abandoned the show almost two hours in.…

Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn: an absolute turkey of a film

Birds Of Prey poster

On paper, Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn sounds like a really bad idea. Take the least woeful character from one of the worst films of the last decade and spin her off into her…

Crave! episode 93: Laneway 2020, Bastille, Richard Jewell, Like A Boss, Underwater

Music leads this week. Steve’s been busy at Laneway 2020 enjoying most, but not all, of the music on offer, while Debbie, our Intrepid Guest Reviewer, has a lot of positive things to say about Bastille. In movie news, the…

Like A Boss: a disappointment that deserves to sink like a rock.

There’s a lot to be said for raunchy comedies. American Pie was genuinely funny (sequels and spin-offs progressively less so); Bridesmaids was, similarly, well sharp. And both were crude and foul. Done right, the crude and the foul season and…

Crave! episode 92: 1917, The Gentlemen, Cats, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Steve and Simon are back from a Christmas break, with a rather film-centric first-of-the-year episode of Crave!. The Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie’s latest version of his cockney-wide-boy caper, has entertained both of our reviewers, while Sam Mendes’ First World War epic…

Crave! episode 91: Knives Out, The Irishman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lauv, and Khalid

Knives Out is the new Daniel Craig black comedy-thriller, and it’s delighted both Steve and Simon, who also have a few thoughts about where the first official trailer for what’s likely to be Craig’s last Bond outing, No Time To…