(UK/Canada/USA) Steven Spielberg brings the beloved Roald Dahl novel about a bullied gentle giant to the big screen: Young orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed into Giant Country, where roam behemoth troglodytes hungry for “human beans.” Finding Dory
(USA) The much-anticipated sequel to 2003’s smash hit “Finding Nemo” focuses on the lovable amnesiac Pacific blue tang played by Ellen Degeneres, who goes on an adventure to look for her long-lost parents. A feel-good film with more than a few teaching moments, “Finding Dory” hits all the right emotional notes with plenty of heart.
(UK/USA) Starring Colin Firth and Jude
Law, “Genius” takes audiences back to the Roaring 20s, and all the heavy hitters make an appearance: Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and the man who cleaned up their greatest works, Max Perkins (Firth). His next biggest project? “Look Homeward, Angel” by the exceedingly promising (if not slightly long-winded) Thomas Wolfe.
(USA) The highly anticipated genderswapped reboot of Ghostbusters finally lands in cinemas, this time starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Balancing gloriously unsubtle cameos and gratuitous protonic unleashing with strong wellrounded characters and hilarious banter, the Ghostbusters are back—and they ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
(UK/Belgium) An adaptation of J.G Ballard’s slightly apocalyptic novel about a luxury highrise filled with affluent residents with no reason to leave, as everything descends into chaos. We follow the insanity through protagonist Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) as he oscillates between rational and disturbed. A darkly comic class-war parable that’s compelling but doesn’t feel wholly original and is let down by some abrupt tonal shifts.