What’s new on the big screen
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.
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.