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More than 25 years after they last shared the big screen Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland reunite for this bittersweet comical final road trip of a couple that turns into a journey of self-discovery.

Writer-director Xavier Legrand’s feature debut is a continuation of his award-winning short Just Before Losing Everything about a terrified wife wriggling free of the suffocating grasp of her abusive husband.

Paddy Considine returns to the director’s chair for a hard-hitting drama about a boxing champion, whose charmed life suffers a series of knockout blows inside and out of the ring.

Perhaps best known for his comedic work in the US version of The Office (2005-2013), John Krasinski is not an artist typically associated with the horror genre; yet with his third feature as a film-maker the actor-director has delivered a thrilling, nerve-shredding horror.

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Real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star in this tense thriller about a family forced to live in silence due to an invasion of alien creatures which hunt by sound.

This Oscar nominated picture tells the story of controversial American figure skater Tonya Harding who was accused of conspiring to attack one of her rivals during the build up to the 1994 olympics.

Written and directed by Greta Gerwig and staring Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the lead role. Lady Bird follows 17 year old Christine MacPherson, through her

From crime-comedy Bottle Rocket (1996) to comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013), director Wes Anderson has made some of the most visually striking and whimsical films of the past decade that often manage to be both exhilarating and wearying.

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Based on the Ernest Cline book of the same name, Ready Player One sees legendary director Steven Spielberg bring the popular story to the big screen.

Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s ruthlessly efficient horror anthology Ghost Stories scared audiences out of their seats in theatre and now it comes to the big screen, with Nyman as a debunker of the paranormal who investigates the stories of the supposed supernatural.

This bold almost silent sci-fi horror thriller taps into a rich vein of parental anxiety with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski as parents of a deaf daughter battling against sightless otherworldly creatures that hunt by sound.

Mean girls mean business in writer-director Cory Finley debut feature, a lip-smacking psychological thriller of cruel intentions and unscrupulous personal advancement set in rarefied suburban Connecticut.

Boxing films are, as Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) and Mark Robson’s Champion (1949) have shown, as much about the physical strength and mental fragility of their central characters as they are about the sport itself.

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Winner of this year’s Oscar for best picture, The Shape of Water is the latest film from highly rated Mexican film maker Guillermo Del Toro, who also won the academy award for Best Director.

Gamers will be in their element in this Steven Spielberg movie which negotiates the increasingly fine line between virtual reality and real life.

For his follow-up to The Grand Budapest, the writer-director returns to stop-motion animation he used on his quirky adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox for a offbeat buddy comedy about a group of dogs banished to an island in Japan.

Japan

The legendary director is back with an adaptation of Ernest Cline’s celebrated 2011 novel, a dystopian big budget family fantasy, which imagines a resource-depleted world that relies on virtual reality as an escape from the gloom of the everyday.

Thank you Steven Spielberg for helping me overcome my morbid fear of The Shining.

To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One in cinemas Thursday, Warner Bros Pictures and What’s On offer you the chance to win one of two sets of merchandise.

“I must be insane,” whimpers Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) in Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Unsane.

Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey are otherworldly witches in Ava DuVernay’s fantasy about a 13-year-old girl’s painful coming of age during a madcap time-travelling quest to locate her missing father.

Claire Foy is superb as a woman involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear, in Steven Soderbergh’s stalker psychological horror-thriller impressively shot on just an iPhone.

More than 20 years after she somersaulted onto the original PlayStation, inspired comic books and defied the laws of physics in two lacklustre Hollywood adaptations with Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft is back in a rebott starring Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander.

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Whether appearing in front of or behind the camera, filmmaker and stuntman Nash Edgerton has long established himself as a formidable talent within the film industry.

Peter Rabbit is a feel good, fast-paced, vibrant animation with effortlessly cute characters and a message of appreciating animals and wildlife at its heart.

Downsizing is the new film from Alexander Payne, the writer/director behind About Schmidt and Sideways. Staring Matt Damon in the lead role of Paul Safranek, the story is built around a groundbreaking new procedure designed to combat over population, which allows people to permanently shrink themselves to five inches tall.

Lion director Garth Davis’s revisionist religious drama, which attempts to wash away the stains of ill repute from Jesus’ devoted disciple, stars Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus.

Italy

Will Gluck’s family-friendly adventure based on Beatrix Potter’s eponymous floppy-eared creation is well animated and has some good jokes, but with a woefully miscast James Corden ends up trashing the thing it is supposed to celebrate.

Australia

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated and Cannes Palme d’Or winning follow-up to Force Majeure, a satire set in the contemporary art world, is something of a mixed bag.

Fusing comedy, crime, mystery, action and romance, ‘Game Night’ focuses on a group of friends who meet weekly to play board games; but when an unexpected guest turns up, things kick up several gears very quickly.

For some audiences it might be easy to dismiss Game Night as the sort of risible comedy often churned out following awards season and before the big Easter and Summer blockbusters.

Acclaimed director, Paul Thomas Anderson returns with this tale set in the 1950s of Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker in postwar London, whose fastidious lifestyle is disrupted when he falls for a strong willed young waitress.

London

Based on Jonathan Ames’ novella of the same title, British director Lynne Ramsay’s film plumbs the murky depths of the human condition on the mean streets of modern-day New York with Joaquin Phoenix both fearless and, heartbreaking.

Nuclear families go into meltdown in writer-director Brian Taylor’s deranged horror comedy, which conceives a sick and twisted battle of wits between children and their blood-crazed parents, with Nicolas Cage on manic form.

Holkham beach in Norfolk was the location for filming Annihilation, one of the most anticipated sci-fi films of 2018. But in the highest profile example yet in a revolution in the way films are being released, you won’t get to see it in the cinema.

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