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The Secrets We Keep

What’s the likelihood that a Nazi who committed war crimes against a woman in another country 15 years earlier ends up living just two blocks away from her? That’s the chilling synopsis of this thriller, the intrigue accelerated when her obsession leads to her stalking then abducting the accused with the intention of killing him. […]

Trolls World Tour

An all-star cast headed by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake (who reprise their roles as Poppy & Branch respectively) lend their voices to the sequel of Trolls (2016), which is anticipated to be another enormous box office hit from DreamWorks Animation. There are six troll tribes in the land, each categorised by the music they […]

The Translators

Nine translators are assembled to translate the 3rd volume of an incredibly popular trilogy into their native languages. Hired for three months they will live in complete seclusion from society, literally treated as prisoners. When millions of people download the first 10 pages from the book online, it’s apparent that one of the translators is […]

Bill And Ted Face The Music

Nearly 30 years since their last adventure on the big screen, time travellers Bill and Ted return in this third installment to save the universe. They must write the best song ever in 75 minutes to save humanity. Their daughters join in ‘on the fun’ and also travel in time trying to assemble the best band […]

Fatima

When three young children witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 it caused incredible disharmony within the community. Was it the children’s bright imagination, lies, or the truth? The mother of the eldest child Lucia scathingly questioned, “Mother of God chose you of all people… what’s so special about you!?” […]

Neighbourhood Watch

After the forced closure owing to COVID-19 restrictions, The New Theatre reopens with Neighbourhood Watch, a tremendously funny and enjoyable play. The story centers on the friendship between two neighbours, Ana an elderly Hungarian born woman, and Catherine, a twenty-something aspiring young actress. Colleen Cook who plays the role of Ana explained that this play […]

The Eight Hundred

The Eight Hundred is one of the most ambitious and incredibly enthralling epic war dramas ever produced and is currently a runaway hit at the Chinese box office. As the war heightened in 1937, North China was conquered by the Japanese. The Chinese army retreated after the three-month Battle Of Shanghai, but a single regiment […]

Antenna Selects

A specially curated selection of high quality and insightful documentaries will be screening at the Antenna Selects, a new year-round program for 2020/2021. The first six documentaries have been announced: The Painter And The Thief is an intriguing documentary with a twist. When an artist’s two renowned paintings are stolen from the Oslo gallery, she […]

Lowdown Dirty Criminals

A question that came to mind soon after watching this Kiwi comedy was, why did an actress of Rebecca Gibney’s high caliber lend her name to such an idiotic film? Are film roles for mature actresses really that sparse? The synopsis sounded promising – Freddy works long hours but is always broke so he gives […]

The Shallows Of Kabul

Oppression in society is effectively brought to the screen in this dark and arresting French animated drama based on the Algerian novel by the same name. Set in 1998 the story surrounds two loving couples living in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, which is under constant threat of terrorist attacks mainly from Taliban insurgents. […]