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Blade Run­ner 2049

This se­quel comes 35 years af­ter the bench­mark Blade Run­ner be­came a noir sci-fi clas­sic. Of­fi­cer K (Ryan Gosling) un­earths a se­cret that threat­ens to de­stroy mankind, and miss­ing blade run­ner, Rick Deckard (Har­ri­son Ford, who also starred in the orig­i­nal) holds the an­swers. FYI: a blade run­ner is tasked with ‘re­tir­ing’ repli­cants (ro­bots which can only be distin­guished from hu­mans by their emo­tional re­sponses). Like its pre­de­ces­sor, this taut dystopian thriller raises haunt­ing ques­tions about the na­ture of hu­man­ity. ✪✪✪✪

Bat­tle of the Sexes

It’s not the first ex­hi­bi­tion match be­tween a man and a woman, but it’s the most fa­mous. In 1973, 90 mil­lion TV view­ers watched ex ten­nis champ Bobby Riggs take on women’s num­ber one, Bil­lie Jean King. Steve Carell is great, but it’s Emma Stone who daz­zles as the le­gendary spokesper­son for gen­der equal­ity. Out­stand­ing, even if you’re not a ten­nis fan. ✪✪✪✪

The Snow­man

Jo Nesbø’s thriller novel comes to life with Michael Fass­ben­der as Harry Hole, a de­tec­tive on the hunt for a se­rial killer. Re­becca Fer­gu­son, whose flu­ent in Swedish, plays his pro­tégé, Katrine Bratt. Swedish di­rec­tor To­mas Al­fred­son’s feel­ing for Oslo and its sur­rounds adds to the au­then­tic­ity. A chill­ing must-see for crime genre fans. ✪✪✪

Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle

When the Kings­man, led by the fright­fully dap­per Gary ‘Eg­gsy’ Un­win (Taron Eger­ton), re­lo­cate to the USA, they’re obliged to work with the States­man, whose mem­bers in­clude Gin­ger (Halle Berry), Tequila (Chan­ning Ta­tum) and Cham­pagne (Jeff Bridges). Re­fined stiff up­per lip meets raw shoot from the hip in this en­er­getic, ac­tion-packed spy com­edy. ✪✪✪

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