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Movies The Zookeeper’s Wife
Diane Ackerman’s acclaimed book, based on the diaries of the remarkable žabiñski, Antonina makes for one of the year’s most powerful and poignant adaptations. Antonina (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jan (Johan Heldenbergh) ran the Warsaw Zoo during World War II, and this is the miraculous account of how they saved hundreds of Jewish refugees by hiding them among the animals. A moving human drama about survival against the odds.
Based on the bestseller by William P Young, The Shack centres around Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington), a father who sinks into a depression after his daughter is found murdered. One day he receives a mysterious letter that steers him back to where her body was found. This multi-tissue drama also stars Octavia Spencer and Radha Mitchell.
Ghost in the Shell
In this remake of the 1995 Japanese anime film, Major (Scarlett Johansson), a cyborg policewoman, heads an elite crime-fighting unit in a futuristic world. Slick and intriguing, the Sfx-rich action revolves around the hunt for a killer known as the Puppet Master, and raises questions about the relationship between humanity and technology.
Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star as Belle and the Beast in the live-action adaption of the Disney classic, known for its Oscar-winning score. The sets and costumes are spectacular and it’s worth seeing for the ball scene alone. A great excuse to indulge your inner child and revel in the romance.