Rnz: At The Movies



A weekly topical magazine about current film releases and film related topics.


  • Soul interview - Pixars Pete Docter

    Soul interview - Pixar's Pete Docter

    16/12/2020 Duración: 10min

    The latest Pixar film Soul is an ambitious look at where character and personality come from, through the character of a jazz musician. Writer-Director Pete Docter talks about where the idea came from - and how New Zealand actor Rachel House came to be part of Soul.

  • At The Movies for 16 December 2020

    At The Movies for 16 December 2020

    16/12/2020 Duración: 23min

    Simon Morris looks back on a rocky year in movies - and everything else. Highlights included an extraordinary year for New Zealand's films and film makers - from Taika Waititi forJojo Rabbit to local hits Savage, This Town and Baby Done. It was also a year when the usual blockbusters were held back and audiences discovered Small was Beautiful.

  • Movie review - The Witches

    Movie review - The Witches

    09/12/2020 Duración: 05min

    The Witches - can the new version erase the memories of the 1990 Anjelica Huston classic? This version stars Octavia Spenser, Anne Hathaway and the voice of Chris Rock. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the future.)

  • Movie review - A Christmas gift from Bob

    Movie review - A Christmas gift from Bob

    09/12/2020 Duración: 05min

    A Christmas gift from Bob is a seasonal swansong for the hugely popular Street Cat Named Bob.

  • Movie review – Misbehaviour

    Movie review – Misbehaviour

    09/12/2020 Duración: 06min

    Misbehaviour sees the culture clash between beauty pageants and burgeoning feminism, between old-fashioned standards of beauty and a breath of fresh air from Africa and the Caribbean. Stars Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley and, as Bob Hope, Greg Kinnear.

  • At The Movies for 9 December 2020

    At The Movies for 9 December 2020

    09/12/2020 Duración: 22min

    Simon Morris realizes you can’t argue with the public’s taste - for sequels, for remakes and, back in the 1970s, for a yearly dose of Miss World.

  • Review - The comeback trail

    Review - The comeback trail

    02/12/2020 Duración: 05min

    The comeback trail - an unscrupulous film producer plans to cash in an insurance policy by bumping off his leading man. Stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman - what could possibly go wrong?

  • Review - Let him go

    Review - Let him go

    02/12/2020 Duración: 05min

    Let Him Go sees grandparents Kevin Costner and Diane Lane trying to rescue their grandson and his mother. Also starring Lesley Manville (Secrets and Lies).

  • Six60: Till the lights go out/David Byrne: American Utopia

    Six60: Till the lights go out/David Byrne: American Utopia

    02/12/2020 Duración: 07min

    Six60: Till the lights go out/David Byrne: American Utopia - two contrasting musical films. The first is a documentary about the phenomenally successful Kiwi band, directed by Julia Parnell (The Chills). The second is David Byrnes Broadway show, filmed by Spike Lee (Do the right thing).

  • At The Movies for 2 December 2020

    At The Movies for 2 December 2020

    02/12/2020 Duración: 22min

    Simon Morris wonders the post-war Baby Boomers continue to have such a heavy influence on movies - from Seventies singer-songwriter David Byrne to movie-stars Robert De Niro and Kevin Costner.

  • Review - Fatman

    Review - Fatman

    25/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    Fatman is Santa Claus as you’ve never seen him - but do you want to?  Mel Gibson plays a gun-toting, backwoods sort of Santa, doing deals with the Pentagon and facing a hitman hired by a disgruntled child.

  • Review - Made in Italy

    Review - Made in Italy

    25/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    Made in Italy stars father and son Liam Neeson and Micheal Richardson as a father and son trying to make a quick sale of a Tuscan villa.

  • Review - Mank

    Review - Mank

    25/11/2020 Duración: 07min

    Mank is director David Fincher’s (The Social Network, Gone Girl) love letter to Old Hollywood and the self-destructive genius who wrote the script for Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane.  Stars Gary Oldman, Charles Dance and Amanda Seyfried.

  • At The Movies for 25 November 2020

    At The Movies for 25 November 2020

    25/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    Simon Morris confesses he occasionally lets prejudices get the better of him when he goes to the movies - favourable ones in the case of movie gossip like Mank, less so when it comes to films about Santa - particularly ultra-violent ones like Fatman.

  • Review - Freaky

    Review - Freaky

    18/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    Freaky sees a cheerleader swap bodies with a serial killer! From the people who brought you Happy Death Day, and starring Vince Vaughan (Swingers).

  • Review - A Son

    Review - A Son

    18/11/2020 Duración: 04min

    A Son is an award-winning Tunisian film about a couple desperate to save their son’s life after he’s accidentally shot by a terrorist’s bullet.

  • Review - Rams

    Review - Rams

    18/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    Rams stars Sam Neill and Michael Caton (The Castle) as two sheep-owning brothers dealing with an outbreak of disease in the region. Co-stars Miranda Richardson (Blackadder).

  • At The Movies for 18 November 2020

    At The Movies for 18 November 2020

    18/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    Simon Morris defends putting foreign clips on the show, in a week that offers a Tunisian family drama, a comedy thriller set in an American high school, and an Australian remake of a popular Icelandic film.

  • Actor - Emma Draper

    Actor - Emma Draper

    11/11/2020 Duración: 10min

    New Zealand actor Emma Draper talks about the new supernatural thriller, Reunion, and what it was like working with her childhood favourite Julia Ormond (Sabrina).

  • Review - Charlatan

    Review - Charlatan

    11/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    Charlatan tells the story of a so-called healer in 1950s Czechoslovakia, who may or may not be a total conman. Directed by distinguished Czech/British director Agnieszka Holland (Mr Jones, the TV series House of Cards).

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