UK FILM TOP 10
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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.