Kinky thriller that’s all beauty and no heart

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - Film - by Robbie Collin and Tim Robey

The Hand­maiden

Per­verse Korean stylist Chan­wook Park ( Old­boy) has taken on Finger­smith, Sarah Wa­ters’s saga of schem­ing and se­duc­tion in Vic­to­rian Lon­don – which is to say, he’s con­verted it into a twisty, heart­less ice sliver of a film, trans­posed to early 20th-cen­tury Korea with one hell of a cos­tume budget, about the ever-mu­tat­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween a poor maid (Taeri Kim) and her hys­ter­i­cal mistress (Min-hee Kim). 18 cert, 156 min

Fast and Fu­ri­ous 8

If you’ve some­how missed out on Uni­ver­sal’s colos­sal street-rac­ing fran­chise thus far, imag­ine if some­one loaded 10 body-builders into a Lamborghini and threw a bomb at them. This lat­est episode can’t help but look art­less in a post- Mad Max: Fury Road world, but its glis­ten­ing cast, in­clud­ing Vin Diesel, Dwayne John­son and an on-form and very wel­come Ja­son Statham, are too charm­ing to re­sist. 12A cert, 136 min

The Hat­ton Gar­den Job

Here’s the story of that head­line-grab­bing safe de­posit rob­bery from 2015, wheez­ing away some­where un­der a rub­bish tip’s worth of lateNineties-vin­tage “Lah­n­dahn gangstah” chest­nuts. Matthew Goode stars as the han­dler of a quar­tet of pen­sion­able hood­lums (Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels, David Calder, Clive Rus­sell) se­duced by the prospect of an old-school heist to end all heists. 15 cert, 92 min

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