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1 Dunkirk (12A)

Os­car-nom­i­nated film­maker Christo­pher Nolan’s wartime drama crafts a mo­saic of per­sonal sto­ries of hard-fought tri­umph and ag­o­nis­ing de­feat against the sprawl­ing back­drop of the largest evac­u­a­tion of Al­lied forces dur­ing the sec­ond World War.

2 Hit­man’s Body­guard (15)

The heady musk of bro­mance per­vades as sa­muel L Jack­son and Ryan Reynolds wedge tongues firmly in cheek to play the hit­man and his pro­tec­tor in Pa­trick hughes’s high-oc­tane ac­tion com­edy that bor­rows the ba­sic premise of the 1977 Clint east­wood thriller The Gaunt­let.

3 Annabelle: Cre­ation (15)

De­monic pos­ses­sion is child’s play in this 1950s-set pre­quel that en­riches the mythol­ogy of the wooden doll, which wreaked havoc in the 2013 su­per­nat­u­ral hor­ror The Con­jur­ing. Di­rected by David f sand­berg, this spooky yarn has enough pierc­ing jolts to sate hor­ror fans who en­joy be­ing scared out of their wits.

4 The Emoji Movie (U)

Com­puter-an­i­mated ad­ven­ture set in­side a teenage boy’s mo­bile phone, which hacks the source code from in­side Out and Zootopia to in­vent a metropo­lis where these tiny text mes­sage icons live. Neatly summed up with one emoji: poop.

5 The Dark Tower (12A)

A con­tin­u­a­tion of stephen King’s novel se­ries, idris elba stars as Roland Deschain, a gun­slinger on a quest to pro­tect the Dark Tower – a myth­i­cal struc­ture which sup­ports all re­al­i­ties – with Matthew Mcconaughey as his neme­sis, Wal­ter o’dim, the Man in Black.

6. De­spi­ca­ble Me 3 (U)

The third chap­ter re­lies heav­ily on the Min­ions and there are fleet­ing gig­gles in­volv­ing their lingo of es­peranto meets gob­bledy­gook, plus the in­tro­duc­tion of a twin brother for Gru.

7. Girls Trip (15)

Di­rec­tor Mal­colm D Lee’s com­edy stars fun-lov­ing forty-some­things (Regina hall, Queen Lat­i­fah, Jada Pinkett smith, Tif­fany had­dish) en­joy­ing a week­end in New Or­leans. A deliri­ous guilty plea­sure.

8. Atomic Blonde (15)

John Leitch’s ac­tion-packed spy ca­per. hard-wired with 1980s nostal­gia, Atomic Blonde is a kick-ass blast from the post­glas­nost past that di­verts at­ten­tion from a flimsy plot and ques­tion­able char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion with the most daz­zling hand-to-hand fisticuffs since Matt Da­mon’s tours of duty as Ja­son Bourne. Char­l­ize Theron stars along­side James Mcavoy.

9. Ev­ery­thing, Ev­ery­thing (12A)

A re­lent­lessly cute teen ro­mance be­tween two neigh­bours, whose path to true love is ob­structed by cruel fate. Di­rec­tor stella Meghie rev­els in the beauty of her lead ac­tors, who ex­change lust­ful glances in slow mo­tion and share a first kiss while fourth of July fire­works ex­plode in the night sky.

10. Spi­der-man: Home­com­ing (12A)

Jon Watts’s slick re­boot of the Marvel su­per­hero finds Pe­ter Parker (Tom hol­land) con­ceal­ing his crime-fight­ing al­ter ego from Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) with the help of men­tor, Tony stark (Robert Downey Jr). When Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) takes flight as winged men­ace Vul­ture, Pe­ter tries to tackle him alone.

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