With so many great films to choose from, it’s no wonder people can’t decide what they want to see these days! The team at the Penthouse Cinema is here to help you. Each week we will be selecting a movie to feature as the Penthouse Pick of the Week. These movies are the most-anticipated, highly-rated, Oscar-worthy, best of the best we have on offer. Take the guessing game out of your next movie and trust the experts.


Release Date: 18th October




100% – RottenTomatoes

★★★★★ – RogerEbert

★★★★★ – Vox

★★★★★ “Gaga’s ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level” –  The Guardian

★★★★★ “Cooper’s passionate, thoughtful directorial debut is beautifully acted and fabulously shot, making it the best cinematic version to date of this heartbreaking story” – Common Sense Media

“Damn near perfect” – RollingStone

“An emotional knockout, but it’s also a movie that gets you to believe, at every step, in the complicated rapture of the story it’s telling” – Variety

“The new A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring himself and Lady Gaga, wrings tears from its romance and thrills from a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema” – NY Times

“Bradley Cooper has something new to say in this version, and Lady Gaga belts it out loud and clear to make this a definite contender in numerous categories during awards season” – Times of India



Release Date: 11th October




★★★★★ – Graeme Tuckett, DomPost

★★★★★ – Daily Mail

★★★★★ – Empire

★★★★★ – Independent UK

★★★★★ – BBC Culture

★★★★ – The Guardian

“”First Man” is so immersive in its glitchy, hurtling, melting-metal authenticity that it makes a space drama like “Apollo 13″ look like a puppet show” – Variety

“”First Man” redefines what space travel is – the way it lives inside our imagination – by capturing, for the first time, what the stakes really were” – Variety

“The moon was hard earned and so was this movie. It’s a stupendous feat”- Vulture

“Stunningly realistic” – Daily Mail

“This is a human story, remarkably well told” – Independent UK

“First Man will take your breath away and even pull a few tears from your eyes” – BBC Culture


Release Date: 20th September




★★★★ 1⁄2 – Graeme Tuckett, DomPost

“A delightfully warm-hearted film that turns a topical minefield into an inviting meadow you’ll want to roll around in” – NZ Herald

“These ladies might be dressed in black during their working hours, but their stories and personas are colourfully entertaining” – Stuff NZ

“A sincerely sweet bundle of nostalgic joy, the fine new Australian movie Ladies in Black is unwrapped amidst a lovely, light-drenched and laid-back Sydney we will never see the likes of again”- Herald Sun

“This is a deftly assembled and rigorously paced showcase for some truly excellent comic writing and performances” – DomPost

“Lovely to look at from afar, but boasting extra detail when seen from a closer vantage” – Concrete Playground

“Ladies in Black quietly but effectively points out the seldom-stressed positives of immigration and integration, and thus deserves attention far beyond its own native shores” – Hollywood Reporter



Release Date: 27th SEPTEMBER




★★★★ 1⁄2 – Graeme Tuckett, DomPost

★★★★ – Rolling Stone

★★★★ –Washington Post

★★★★ – Entertainment Weekly

★★★★ – Common Sense Media

“It’s a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary…” – IndieWire

“…Pint-size superhero in a knitted lace collar…” – Entertainment Weekly

“I can’t think of a dramatic film on screen right now that will make you feel this good”- LA Times

“…A feminist rock star” – Chicago Reader

“She’s tough as nails, and she couldn’t care less what the haters think. That’s only the half of it” – IndieWire

“This riveting, surprisingly touching documentary reveals how the quiet, intense Ginsburg became one of the most iconic Supreme Court justices in American history” – Common Sense Media