The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

HUSTLERS 110 min­utes (MA15+)

J.Lo hus­tles like a pro in this glossy ac­count of the rise and fall of a high-class es­cort. But it’s movie­go­ers who turn out to be the un­sus­pect­ing mark.

THE KING 133 min­utes (MA15+)

An en­gross­ing tale of power and treach­ery based on Shake­peare’s Henry plays, di­rected by David Michôd (An­i­mal King­dom) and star­ring Ti­mothee Cha­la­met and Joel Edger­ton.

GEM­INI MAN 117 min­utes (M)

Tech­nol­ogy gets in the way of the story in this 3D-Plus ac­tion thriller, which sees Will Smith play two ver­sions of the same char­ac­ter — an age­ing as­sas­sin and his cal­low clone.

JUDY 118 min­utes (M)

There are times dur­ing this heart-wrench­ing Judy Gar­land biopic when Re­nee Zell­weger dis­ap­pears so com­pletely into her char­ac­ter, the ef­fect is al­most dis­turb­ing.

JOKER 122 min­utes (MA15+)

Joaquin Phoenix’s vis­ceral, provoca­tive and dis­turbingly em­pa­thetic per­for­mance bends the Joker into an un­fa­mil­iar new shape.

AD AS­TRA 123 min­utes (M)

Brad Pitt’s space cow­boy trav­els to Nep­tune to bash out few un­re­solved fa­ther/son is­sues while also sav­ing the planet.

RIDE LIKE A GIRL 96 min­utes (PG)

Rachel Grif­fiths di­rects this hand­some biopic about Mel­bourne Cup-win­ning jockey Michelle Payne (Theresa Palmer) with a steady hand — and one eye on the fin­ish line.

ABOM­INABLE 97 min­utes (G)

A griev­ing teenage girl makes sweet, soul­ful mu­sic with the wounded yeti who lands on her roof.

DOWN­TON ABBEY 122 min­utes (PG)

Thir­teen years’ worth of ro­mance, tragedy and scan­dal … se­ries creator Ju­lian Fel­lowes in­ter­weaves the mul­ti­ple plot strands with such dex­ter­ity, you can barely see the knots.

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