Sweet and sour slapstick
Benedict Cumberbatch voices the furry green misanthrope in this dazzlingly animated adaptation of the Dr Seuss seasonal favourite, from the producers of Minions.
It strikes just the right balance between sentiment and slapstick.
U cert, 90 min
Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan smartly adapt Richard Ford’s 1990 novel about the Brinsons (Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould), a family trying to make a go of the American suburban project in earlySixties Montana, until an employment crisis hits them and the seams start to fray. 12A cert, 105 min
The rise of Robert the Bruce comes to life in this hairychested historical epic from David Mackenzie, crafted with serious heft and sweep. Chris Pine is superb as the legendary Scots monarch waging guerrilla war on the dastardly English. Released simultaneously on Netflix and in a handful of cinemas nationwide.
18 cert, 121 min