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.
Jared (Hedges, Manchester By The Sea, Lady Bird) lives in a tightly knit, middle-class community in Arkansas, the only child of Marshall, (Crowe) a Baptist minister, and Nancy (Kidman). When Jared tells his parents he might be gay, they make him participate in all the horrors of a church-supported gay conversion programme. Designed to ‘reform’ men and women who think they’re gay, treatment can take days, weeks or many months. Writer-director Joel Edgerton plays the programme’s director Victor Sykes, who runs the place as a boot camp/rehab facility/ detention centre for which parents pay thousands of dollars. A starry cast give beautifully crafted and moving performances in this understated but powerful film.
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.
At the age of 51, Lee Israel (McCarthy) has spent years behind the typewriter, writing best-selling celebrity biographies, profiling the glossiest names in showbiz. When her career goes into a sudden slump and she's left with nothing but her beloved cat, some moth-eaten cardigans and a point-blank eviction warning, she takes a questionable route to keep the wolf from the door. Expertly faking letters from the stars, she sells them out of her New York flat for hundreds of dollars. But it’s not long before the FBI smell a rat. Lee enlists the help of loyal friend Jack Hock (Grant) to keep tricks afloat. Adapted from Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, Can You Ever Forgive Me? recounts a true story of one woman who played with fire, got burnt but still enjoyed the ride.
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.
Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Timothée Chalamet is hotly tipped for an Oscar nomination for his performance as a young drug addict lost in the darkness, while Steve Carell is equally impressive as the father desperate to help his son find a way out.
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Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers 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 cadre of allies at the centre of the maelstrom.