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• Vic­to­ria and Ab­dul

(PG) (Stephen Frears, 2017, UK/US) 112 mins. Judi Dench re-chan­nels Queen Vic­to­ria and re­lives her com­pan­ion­ship with an In­dian ser­vant in a drama with a wor­ry­ing fond­ness for the days of em­pire.

• Amer­i­can As­sas­sin

(18) (Michael Cuesta, 2017, US) 112 mins. Into the Bourne-shaped hole leaps Dy­lan O’Brien, who’s trained up by su­per-tough Michael Keaton into a deadly coun­tert­er­ror­ist agent.

• The Vil­lai­ness (18) (Jung Byung-gil, 2017, S Kor) 124 mins.

This Korean thriller’s trained fe­male as­sas­sin plot is sec­ondary but the ac­tion is phe­nom­e­nal.

• Cen­tre of My World

(15) (Jakob M Erwa, 2016, Ger/Aus) 112 mins. A Ger­man teenager falls for the new boy in school, and has an un­trou­bled time of it, in a drama whose com­pli­ca­tions are in the mar­gins.

• Close En­coun­ters Of The Third Kind: Di­rec­tor’s Cut (PG) (Steven Spiel­berg, 1977, US) 137 mins.

A dig­i­tal scrub-up for the sci-fi land­mark.

• The Case for Christ

(PG) (Jon Gunn, 2017, US) 113 mins.

A jour­nal­ist sets out to dis­prove the gospel in this star-stud­ded, faith­based drama.

• The Jun­gle Bunch (U) (David Alaux, 2017, Fra) 97 mins.

Wacky, French-made kids’ an­i­ma­tion.

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