OPENING NEXT WEEK
DEVIL’S KNOT Atom Egoyan directs Colin Firth (left) and Reese Witherspoon in a dramatisation of the notorious West Memphis Three case. OCULUS Doctor Who alumnus Karen Gillen stars in an effective horror film about a haunted mirror. ROAD Thrilling, sad documentary concerning Joey and Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorbike heroes, and their wider family. BELLE Amma Asante directs an acclaimed story of a mixed-race woman’s trials in Georgian England.
OPENING JUNE 19th
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Shailene Woodley is unwell in a film that seeks to jerk tears and trigger laughter. Ansel Elgort and Willem Dafoe co-star.
OPENING JUNE 2Oth
JERSEY BOYS Eighty-four-year-old Clint Eastwood directs a film version of the popular musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 Uncompromising film-maker Bruno Demont ( Outside Satan) directs Juliette Binoche as the great sculptor.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
It’s 2023 and the titular mutants are being hunted to the brink of extinction by a fleet of marauding robots known as the Sentinels. A-lister X-Men – Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine and Storm – take refuge in Mongolia, where Shadowcat does some hoodoo to send Wolverine back to 1973. His mission is to stop Raven/ Mystique from killing Bolivar Trask, the paranoid mind behind the Sentinel programme, an act that historically turned humankind against mutantkind. But can Wolverine rally the depressed younger Xavier and the imprisoned younger Magneto to get behind the cause? Fun. 12A cert, gen release, 130 min