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Tuesday 19 November 2019

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Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

ANNA KARENINA

(12A, general release)

HHHHI

Joe Wright's handsome and imaginative adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel stars Keira Knightley as a wife whose life deteriorates rapidly after she meets a handsome army officer. With Jude Law, Aaron Johnson.

ANTON CORBIJN: INSIDE OUT

(Club, Light House)

HHHII

Documentary on legendary Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, who made his name photographing everyone from U2 to David Bowie in the early 1980s and recently branched out into film-making.

BARBARA

(See reviews, p20-23)

THE BOURNE LEGACY

(12A, general release)

HHHII

The action franchise rumbles on in the absence of Matt Damon, with Jeremy Renner taking on the lead role of a covert agent who's on the run from government assassins. With Rachel Weisz.

BRAVE

(PG, general release)

HHHHI

A highland princess rebels against an arranged marriage with the help of a witch in this enjoyable and very funny Pixar animation. With the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

(12A, general release)

HHHII

Batman returns to protect an ungrateful Gotham from the apocalyptic schemes of a masked villain called Bane in this long and disappointing sequel. With Christian Bale, Tom Hardy.

THE CAMPAIGN

(See reviews, p20-23)

DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL

(Club, Light House)

HHHHI

Absorbing documentary on the life of Diana Vreeland, a New York socialite who became one of the most influential and amusing figures in American fashion as contributor and fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar.

THE EXPENDABLES 2

(16, general release)

HHIII

Sylvester Stallone and his motley crew of mercenaries return to do battle in this moronic but occasionally entertaining sequel. With Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

HOLY MOTORS

(See reviews, p20-23)

HOPE SPRINGS

(15A, general release)

HHHHI

In David Frankel's comic drama, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are terrific as an older couple who try to resurrect their stagnant marriage during a hilarious week-long counselling marathon. With Steve Carell.

KILLING THEM SOFTLY

(18, general release)

HHHII

Andrew Dominik's nasty but stylish crime drama stars Brad Pitt as an icy-veined contract killer who's hired by the mafia to chase down a couple of low-lifes that held up a high-stakes card game. With Richard Jenkins.

LAWLESS

(18, general release)

HHIII

Guy Pearce, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain star in John Hillcoat's disjointed, unconvincing and extremely violent tale of bootlegging in backwoods Virginia.

LOOPER

(See reviews, p20-23)

NOW IS GOOD

(15A, general release)

HHHII

Watchable melodrama based on a novel by Jenny Downham and starring Dakota Fanning as a teenage girl with terminal leukemia who's determined to go out with a bang. With Paddy Considine, Olivia Williams.

PARANORMAN

(PG, general release)

HHHII

In Laika Studios' delightful gothic animation, a small boy with special powers must save the day when Puritan zombies rise from their graves and attack his home. With the voices of Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Elaine Stritch, Kodi Smit-McPhee.

PREMIUM RUSH

(12A, general release)

HHHII

A reckless bicycle courier is chased across Manhattan by a demented cop after picking up the wrong package in David Koepp's breezy thriller. With Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung.

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES

(Club, Light House)

HHHHI

In Lauren Greenfield's entertaining documentary, a fabulously vulgar husband and wife set out to build America's biggest home before having their wings clipped in the recession.

SAMSARA

(12A, limited release)

HHHII

Ron Fricke's scriptless, beautifully photographed but rather preachy documentary film circles the globe capturing the beauty of our planet and the dreadful things humankind is doing to it.

SAVAGES

(16, general release)

HHIII

Typically messy, grandiose and chaotic thriller from Oliver Stone starring Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch as a couple of Californian drug entrepreneurs whose lucrative business is targeted by a Mexican cartel.

SHADOW DANCER

(15A, general release)

HHHII

A compromised IRA woman becomes torn between her Republican comrades and her MI5 handler in this well-made thriller. With Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS

(15A, limited release)

HHHII

Documentary built around LCD Soundsystem's last ever live appearance at an emotional concert in Madison Square Garden. With James Murphy, Nancy Whang and Gunnar Bjerk.

THE SWEENEY

(15A, general release)

HHHII

Ray Winstone is good fun as effing and blinding undercover cop Jack Regan in this enjoyably trashy revival of the iconic 1970s TV cop show. With Ben Drew (aka Plan B), Hayley Atwell, Damien Lewis, Steven Mackintosh.

TED

(16, general release)

HHHII

Seth MacFarlane's hilarious comic fantasy explores the enduring bromance between an underachieving Bostonian and his foulmouthed, drug-addled talking teddy bear. Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane star.

THAT'S MY BOY

(16, general release)

HIIII

Risible comedy starring Adam Sandler as a former 1980s B-list celebrity who attempts to reconcile with the estranged son he fathered as a horny teenager, seduced by his teacher. With Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester.

THE THREE STOOGES

(PG, general release)

HHIII

The famous 1940s slapstick trio are revived in this bizarre but occasionally amusing film from Farrelly brothers Peter and Bobby. With Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sofia Vergara.

TO ROME WITH LOVE

(12A, general release)

HHHII

A series of comic stories unfold against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome in Woody Allen's sometimes sloppy but very funny ensemble comedy. With Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz.

TOTAL RECALL

(12A, general release)

HHIII

A futuristic factory worker inadvertently joins an underground revolt against a totalitarian mega-state in this gloomy, humourless remake of the 1990 camp classic. With Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale.

THE WATCH

(15A, general release)

HHIII

In Akiva Schaffer's wildly uneven comedy, a suburban neighbourhood watch group led by Ben Stiller are confronted with an alien invasion. Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade co-star.

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