Feature Writer, NZ Herald
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The greatest Christmas movies and why you should watch them
Our reviewers select the 10 best Christmas movies of all time.
An insider's guide to dealing with your kid vomiting in the night
When children get sick in the night, all hands are needed on deck.
How making your holiday harder will make you happier
Is it possible that the best way to relax on holiday is to not relax at all?
The Squid Game reality remake is a trainwreck, and you won't be able to look away
The reality remake of the dystopian drama is horribly watchable.
How Escaping Twin Flames will change the way you think about evil
A new documentary tells the story of a group that insists it isn't a cult.
Review: Robbie Williams' new Netflix doco - is it as compelling as Beckham?
It seems Netflix has found itself a winning formula.
A cinematic trip inside the wild, mild world of elite Scrabble
If you think you understand Scrabble, a new film might make you think again.
United returns Auckland to LA, but is Polaris Class as good as we remember?
Competition is always good, especially when the competition’s this good.
Ms. Information documentary reveals the shocking extent of the lockdown hate directed at Siouxsie Wiles
OPINION: A dark story of how lockdown brought out the worst in (some of) us.
When it comes to time with your kids, quantity is more important than quality
The washing pile is growing ever higher, but the kids want you to join in. What do you do?
Last Stop Larrimah review: A whodunnit where truth is stranger than fiction
The incredible true story of murder in an outback town, (pop. 11, all of them suspects).
He's the last remaining original Wiggle, but how long does Anthony Field have left?
Is everything alright with Anthony? How long is left for the one remaining OG Wiggle?
I was so busy worrying about things that wouldn't happen, I missed the thing that did
Awake and anxious in the middle of the night, Greg Bruce gets what's coming to him.
Beyond the affair, Beckham is the best celebrity documentary in years
Reviewers Greg Bruce and Zanna Gillespie give their verdict on Beckham.
Netflix's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is the best 39-minute movie you’ll ever see
With The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson has made a mini masterpiece.
Follow Me: Is tracking your partner the end of your relationship?
Smartphones make it easy to track, but does that mean you should?
Michelle Ang was on the cusp of Hollywood stardom - then it all changed
Michelle Ang is done with Hollywood and is ready to tell a new story.
Toddlers are naturally helpful, say experts. Don't make me laugh, says a parent
Academics claim kids are naturally helpful until they're ruined by their parents. Really.
The heartwarming transformation of Britain's Got Talent
You might expect Britain's Got Talent to be getting tired. It's getting better.
A year ago, Neighbours was finished for good. Now it's back, but is it any good?
Neighbours is back from the dead, but has it still got the old magic?
Confessions of a soccer dad: The worst things I’ve seen pitchside in NZ
When news broke of rogue soccer parents running wild, Greg Bruce went to investigate.
In HBO's wild new series Telemarketers, journalism is the real hero
Frightening, hilarious and inspiring, Telemarketers is the year's best documentary.
For all its buzz, Theatre Camp is a bit of a fizzer
Mockumentary Theatre Camp sends up musical theatre with some good songs but not much else.
Greg Bruce: What dads really want for Father’s Day
Parenting columnist Greg Bruce reflects on what matters most on Father's Day.
At Home With The Furys is reality television at is best and mental health at its worst
Tyson Fury and his family are the undisputed heavyweight champions of reality TV.
40 days in the Amazon: Could Kiwi kids survive alone in the wild?
Is there a single NZ parent who believes their child could survive 40 days in the Amazon?
When John Kirwan watched the 1987 Rugby World Cup final for the first time
He'd never watched one of his games before, then we made him.
Depp v Heard: Our verdict on Netflix's new documentary about Hollywood's trial of the century
The new Netflix documentary about the mega trial is a tough watch, but an important one.
Bribing our kids has fixed our family's mornings and it can fix yours too
OPINION: An experiment in parental bribery provides rich pickings.
The Bear season two delivers one of the greatest episodes of television ever
In the midst of The Bear's second season is one of television's greatest episodes.
'It will be very emotional': Yellow Wiggle on the search for her birth mother
At 15, Tsehay Hawkins became history's youngest Wiggle.
Is my kid really sick? How to deal with your child's attempts to get off school
How to deal with a child's claim of sickness is one of parenting's greatest challenges.
Karen O’Leary on Taskmaster NZ and some things she really shouldn’t talk about
The funniest early childhood teacher cares deeply about issues that matter to her.
Thin, trite, understuffed: The Beanie Bubble is no Barbenheimer
After the excitement of Barbenheimer, The Beanie Bubble has brought us all back to earth.
Rapper Kings was the biggest thing in NZ music, then all his money was gone
His awards now sit in a back room 'collecting dust'.
Oppenheimer: The year's second-biggest movie is its biggest disappointment
It's the second-most-hyped movie of the year and the week. Where did it go so wrong?
The no fuss guide to getting your kids out of the house in the morning
If you think there's an easy way to get your kids ready for school, think again.
Barbie: Shameless cash grab? Our verdict on the biggest film of the year
It's the most anticipated movie of the year, but is it any good?
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, reviewed
The seventh in the Mission Impossible franchise is a bridge too far for our reviewers.
The dark vision beneath Apple's nine-minute ad for its new helmet
In nine minutes, Apple has presented its vision of a world and it is terrifying.
Why JJ Fong’s shot at the big time has been put on hold
JJ Fong stumbled into acting and made it to the brink of the big time. Will she make it?
Why you shouldn't let your kids watch Paw Patrol: The Movie but will anyway
It's been in Netflix's top 10 all over the world for weeks now. Why is it so successful?
Greg Bruce: Why I’m not allowed to be proud of my daughter
At his daughter's first ever hip hop competition, Greg Bruce finds he's too much to bear.
The movie that hit a bit too close to home for these married reviewers
This new movie asks the question of how honest you should be with your spouse.
'I apologise if I gave the impression we were sleeping in separate beds': My date with ChatGPT
ChatGPT is rapidly changing every part of our lives, but can that include romance?
Jury Duty is a new type of reality TV. Does it go too far?
A real life version of The Truman Show is making waves - but is it ethical?
Greg Bruce: I hate nature. Will two nights alone in nature change my mind?
Nature is good for us. But is it good for those of us that hate it?
'Don't give a sh*t': What did I do to infuriate Michael Bublé and how do I put it right?
How one journalist unintentionally insulted one of the world's most famous musicians.
Little to love in the interminable remake of The Little Mermaid
Has the 2023 remake of the 1989 Disney classic still got the old magic?
Greg Bruce: What does a colonoscopy feel like? This is the inside story
Opinion: Bowel cancer is one of the most treatable cancers - if it’s detected early.
What you gain when you teach your kids the value of quitting
Greg Bruce tells the story of a piano-based tragedy.
Dean Barker: 'The darkest place' - my bowel cancer journey is not over
Dean Barker wants to save your life.
Life-threatening addiction has never been as funny as it is in John Mulaney: Baby J
John Mulaney nearly died and I haven't laughed so hard in years.
6.5 hours in the car with your children: A survival guide
Greg Bruce tries to find some inner peace in the car on a family road trip.
Our reviewers’ irreverent guide to the greatest movies about kings
We go deep inside the vaults in search of quality coronation weekend viewing.
The perils of screen time for kids: A parent's story
There are few phrases that put the fear of god into parents more than "screen time".
Bic Runga on the new phase in her life and how YouTube helped her get there
After years focused on being a mum, Bic Runga is ready to make music again.
'Holy crap, what have I done?': Exclusive interview - the teen who egged politician
With a stroke of an egg, Will Connolly became an icon. His first indepth interview.
Good reasons to ghost Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in Ghosted
Supposed to be one of Apple TV+'s biggest movies of the year, Ghosted is an embarrassment.
Hayley Sproull on her 'crippling' anxiety and planning for a wedding
Hayley Sproull is ready to slay... some sacred cows.
How is Lewis Capaldi feeling now? Netflix doco is a painfully good watch
Reviewers Greg Bruce and Zanna Gillespie watch the ascent of an unlikely star.
RuPaul's Drag Race producer on how TV shapes the culture
Meet Fenton Bailey, the driving force behind some of the most important TV of our time.
Greg Bruce: The fix for education is obvious, but it's not what you think
Greg Bruce goes inside our much-maligned school system.
Did Succession just deliver television's greatest ever episode?
Our reviewers are left reeling by a truly great episode of television.
Tiny Beautiful Things is the new Disney series that will wrench your heart
A new series based on a bestselling book is bigger than it seems.
Yellowjackets season one was a sleeper hit. Does season two live up to the hype?
Married reviewers Greg Bruce and Zanna Gillespie watch season two of Yellowjackets.
Lisa Carrington on marriage, medals and making a boat go fast
At next year's Olympics she'll be 35. Dame Lisa Carrington explains why she keeps going.
Hamilton is coming to Auckland: Greg Bruce meets Lin-Manuel Miranda
With Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda changed the musical forever. We got 15 minutes with him.