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(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.

High Rise

(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.

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