A Private War tells the extraordinary and incredibly moving story of one of the most celebrated war correspondents of all time, Marie Colvin. In a world where journalism is under attack, Colvin (played by an outstanding Rosamund Pike) is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while testing the limits between bravery and bravado. Her mission to show the true cost of war leads her – along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) – to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Seven years after his sci-fi sensation Attack The Block, director Joe Cornish returns with a hugely enjoyable mash-up of old-school magic and the modern world.
Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just an ordinary boy, living an ordinary life... until he stumbles upon the mythical sword of King Arthur and frees it from its stone. (In a building site, no less.) But can this kid be king? With the help of legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), Alex must unite friends and enemies alike and defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) in the battle of a lifetime.
Beat an army, slay a demon and save the world? No pressure, kid.
Adapted from James Baldwin’s powerful novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is a lyrical celebration of love, both familial and romantic, told through the prism of a young African-American couple’s struggle for justice in 1970s Harlem. At the centre of the story is Tish, a newly engaged woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.
Jenkins’ elegant third feature sings with soulful performances from a largely unknown cast, and paints a wonderful portrait of New York against a backdrop of social change and injustice. It’s a dreamy, sometimes heartbreaking tale of love against impossible odds, and a timely reminder that compassion can be a force of nature.
The madcap action and high comedy continue in the hotly anticipated sequel to 2014’s block-busting The Lego Movie.
Five years after the first adventure, nothing’s quite as awesome as it used to be. DUPLO invaders roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland that once was Bricksburg, wrecking things faster than they can be rebuilt, and new threats loom large in outer space.
The battle to defeat them takes Emmet (Pratt), Lucy (Banks), Batman (Arnett) and their friends to faraway worlds (including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical), testing their courage and creativity, and revealing just how special they really are.
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she doesn’t recognise, she’s taken in by Ido (Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realises that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it’s only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control.
Contains moderate violence, bloody images, infrequent strong language.
From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown, and how nothing can ever train you to let go.
What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In the final chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As they rise, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced – as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury – will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.
Leaving Litwak’s video arcade behind, eight-bit misfits Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) risk a trip into the strange realm of cyberspace in search of a spare part to save Vanellope’s racing game. In the vast virtual chaos, full of pop-up ads and high-stakes online auctions, they’re in way over their heads. Luckily the netizens of the web are there to help… but is anything safe when Ralph Breaks The Internet? Teeming with famous faces from across the Disneyverse, the sequel to 2012 smash hit Wreck-It Ralph is a delightful animated romp through pop culture.
The latest from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is a delightfully witty and physical comedy. It’s the early 18th Century, England are fighting the French and Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne in poor health. Vying for the Queen’s affections are her devoted friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and Lady Sarah’s cousin, Abigail (Emma Stone). Newly arrived at the palace and aware the Queen is charmed by her personality, the wily Abigial sees a chance to restore the social status that has been battered by her father’s ruinous wagers.
What follows is a riotous game of one-up-womanship, directed with a fierce, pacy intelligence by Lanthimos and superbly complemented by Robbie Ryan’s cinematography, Sandy Powell’s costume designs and Fiona Crombie’s spectacular sets. At the centre of this wickedly amusing tale are the three powerhouse performances from Weisz, Stone and, especially, Colman, who won the Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her uproarious portrayal of Queen Anne.