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4.0Full of heart

Queen of Katwe

QUEEN OF KATWE (USA/PG/124mins) Directed by Mira Nair. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn Kyaze THE PLOT: Living in a Ugandan slum and selling vegetables to support...
3.5Sweet & fun


TROLLS (USA/G/92mins) Directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn. Starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor THE PLOT: 20 years after King Peppy (Jeffrey Tambor) ...
Keeping up with the Joneses
2.0Familiar and Dull

Keeping up with the Joneses

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (USA/12A/101mins) Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Zach Galiafinakis, Matt Walsh THE PLOT: Karen (Isla Fisher) and Jeff Gaffney (Zach Galiafinak...

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (China | USA/12A/118mins) Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge THE PLOT: Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) works as a...
2.0Silly, not scary

Ouija: Origin of Evil

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (USA/16/99mins) Directed by Mike Flanagan. Starring Doug Jones, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso THE PLOT: Fifty years before the events of 'Ouija', fortune ...
4.0Delivers hilarity


STORKS (USA/G/87mins) Directed by Nicolas Stoller, Doug Sweetland. Starring the voices of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman. THE PLO...
5.0Nostalgic perfection


SUPERSONIC (UK/15A/122mins) Directed by Mat Whitecross. Starring Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, Peggy Gallagher THE PLOT: Filmmaker Mat Whitecross takes a look back over the ea...
2.0Burns out


INFERNO (USA | Japan | Turkey | Hungary/15A/121mins) Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen THE PLOT: When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up...
2.5Well meaning

The Flag

THE FLAG (Ireland/12A/85mins) Directed by Declan Recks. Starring Pat Shortt, Moe Dunford, Simone Kirby, Ruth Bradley, Brian Gleeson. THE PLOT: Harry (Pat Shortt) is having a run of bad luck; first he gets f...

Kate Plays Christine

KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (USA/TBC/112mins) Directed by Robert Greene. Starring Kate Lyn Shiel, Marty Stonerock, Christine Chubbuck, Stephanie Coatney, Holland Hayes THE PLOT: In 1974, local news reporter on a F...
4.0suspenseful and entertaining

The Girl on the Train

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (USA/15A/112mins) Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney THE PLOT: Since she sees her and her seemingl...
4.0Plucky & charming

Mattress Men

MATTRESS MEN (Ireland/15A/81mins) Directed by Colm Quinn. Starring Michael Flynn, Paul Kelly THE PLOT: The bed and mattress salesman known as Mattress Mick – real name Michael Flynn – has become something of ...
1.0puerile and tiresome

War on Everyone

WAR ON EVERYONE (UK/16/98mins) Directed by John Michael McDonagh. Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones THE PLOT: Corrupt cops Terry (Alexander Skarsgard) ...
4.0Weird and wonderful

Swiss Army Man

SWISS ARMY MAN (USA/Club/97mins) Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Starring Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shane Carruth, Richard Gross THE PLOT: Alone on an island after a sh...
3.5Feels unfinished

Deepwater Horizon

DEEPWATER HORIZON (USA12A/107mins) Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez THE PLOT: In April 2010, the biggest oil spill un US history bega...
3.5Beautiful but indulgent

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (UK | Belgium | USA/12A/127mins) Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Chris O'Dowd, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench THE PLOT: After his grandfa...
Matthew McConaughey and Bill Tangradi star in FREE STATE OF JONES
2.5Worthy but messy

Free States of Jones

FREE STATE OF JONES (USA/15A/139mins) Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Christopher Berry THE PLOT: During the American Civil War, Newton Kn...
2.5Sweet but dated

The First Monday in May

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY (USA/PG/90mins) Directed by Andrew Rossi. Starring Andrew Bolton, Anna Wintour, Baz Luhrmann, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano THE PLOT: Each year on the first Monday in May, the Me...
2.0Ambitious but familiar

Southside with You

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (USA/12A/84mins) Directed by Richard Tanne. Starring Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Taylar Fondren THE PLOT: In 1989, Barack Obama (Parker S...

The Magnificent Seven

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (USA/12A/132mins) Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio THE PLOT: In the old West, businessman and rogue Bar...