Rating to be confirmed
Release Date: 6 March
Oscar winner Brie Larson is Captain Marvel in Marvel’s first female-fronted superhero movie, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as 90s-era Nick Fury, along with Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law.
Set in the 1990s in a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows Carol Danvers (Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small group of allies at the centre of the maelstrom.
Directed by Ryan Fleck (‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’, ‘Sugar’, ‘Mississippi Grind’), Anna Boden
Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude Law
Written by Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman
Studio Marvel Studios
Release Date: 28 February
In a better world than this, Celia the film would not yet exist.
Celia Lashlie should still be doing her ground-breaking, revolutionary, compassionate and globally significant work, and she would never have found the time to sit for three days while journalist and film-maker Amanda Millar prompted her to reflect on and unpick some of her many, many accomplishments.
Lashlie was the prison guard who became an educator, who became an advocate and a best-selling and hugely admired author. She founded her life on speaking truth to power, often in some of the saltiest language prime-time and public radio had ever heard.
Millar’s film is timely, clear-eyed and necessary.
Celia should be compulsory viewing for anyone who works in education, social services, incarceration or corrections in New Zealand. It is also an undeniably engrossing, entertaining and often surprisingly funny watch. Bravo.