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A Mon­ster Calls

CONOR, 12, is deal­ing with his mother’s ill­ness, a less than sym­pa­thetic grand­mother and bul­ly­ing class­mates when he finds a most un­likely ally in a mon­ster which ap­pears at his bed­room win­dow. This com­ing-of-age film deftly han­dles its dark themes. ◗ Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Felic­ity Jones, Sigour­ney Weaver. ◗ Rat­ing:

PG ◗ In cin­e­mas: now.

Atomic Blonde

AN MI6 agent is sent to Ber­lin un­der­cover dur­ing the

Cold War to in­ves­ti­gate the mur­der of a fel­low agent and re­cover a miss­ing list of dou­ble agents. Char­l­ize Theron is a cun­ning hero in this spy thriller, which is a bit murky but still en­joy­able. ◗ Stars: James McAvoy, Sofia

Boutella, Char­l­ize Theron. ◗ Rat­ing: MA 15+ ◗ In cin­e­mas:


War for the Planet of the Apes

CAE­SAR wres­tles with his darker in­stincts and be­gins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind af­ter the apes suf­fer unimag­in­able losses. This re­booted tril­ogy comes to a pow­er­ful and poignant con­clu­sion, once again with breath­tak­ing spe­cial ef­fects and mo­tion cap­ture per­for­mances. ◗ Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Har­rel­son, Steve Zahn. ◗ Rat­ing: M ◗ In cin­e­mas: now.

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