Top 20 best action films on Netflix and Stan

Craig MathiesonFeatures

Before there were action movies there was the action scene: a flickering 1920s Hollywood delight of physical expressiveness or heroic daring conjured up for a backlot western or a costumed period adventure. Eventually, with bigger budgets and dedicated filmmakers, the action film became a kinetic genre unto itself. But even now the fight scene, car […]

Films arriving on Netflix and Stan in July

Craig MathiesonNews

Another month, another smattering of films soon to arrive on Netflix and Stan. What are these films, we hear you ask? Here’s a guide to titles arriving on Netflix and Stan in July, from critic Craig Mathieson. NETFLIX The Fast and the Furious franchise (July 1) Need a high-octane binge? All seven films in the […]

Win 1 of 10 double passes to The Second


THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Well played to the winners (all contacted by email): Sandra, Sandy, Bruce, Louis, Glynis, Belinda, Liam, Jameela, Anita and Kathryn. We’ve got 10 double passes to give away to The Second in cinemas. A writer (Rachael Blake) struggles to complete her second novel after the whirlwind success of her debut […]

10 films arriving on Netflix and Stan in June


We sometimes get a little excited when we look at what films are arriving on Netflix and Stan over the next month. But man, this time we are very excited. Talk about a bumper crop. June boasts a particularly strong line-up of titles coming to the streaming providers, from Oscar-winning dramas to off-the-wall psychedelic thrillers. Here’s […]

10 films arriving on Netflix and Stan in April


There’s a tonne of films arriving on Stan and Netflix in April. From a Joel Edgerton thriller, to a beautiful animation, to the classic ‘bus going too fast’ action movie (no prizes for guessing what that is) we pick ten to look out for. It Comes at Night (Stan, April 4) Joel Edgerton leads the […]

Here’s 10 films arriving on Netflix and Stan in March


Every month a heap of new films arrive on Netflix and Stan. This month is no different. But we reckon a particularly good crop of flicks are hitting the services on March. Here are our 10 picks. What We Do in the Shadows (Netflix, March 1) An utterly hilarious vampire mockumentary, co-directed, co-written and co-starring […]