This week’s cinema releases reviewed: from The Dark Knight Rises to In Your Hands

Also out today are The Art of Rap: Something from Nothing, I Am Bruce Lee, Lola Versus and The Revenge of the Electric Car

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FILM OF THE WEEK

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The Dark Knight Rises

It’s just possible you’re already aware that the final instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is released today… If other blockbusters are hotly anticipated, The Dark Knight Rises is scorchingly so. This weekend, Christian Bale’s masked crusader resurfaces after eight (movie) years to protect Gotham City from a new terrorist leader, Bane (Tom Hardy), and Anne Hathaway’s cunning Catwoman. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Art of Rap: Something from Nothing

A fascinating documentary fronted by rapper Ice T who travels across the US exploring the craft, skill and mechanics of his art from, aided by heavyweights Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Public Enemy’s Chuck D, who offer anecdotes and investigate the lack of respect for rap music.

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I am Bruce Lee

An appreciation of the late action hero offering rarely seen archive footage of Lee plus interviews with family, friends and admirers (including Mickey Rourke) and clips from TV appearances and unforgettable film performances. 

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In Your Hands

Kristin Scott Thomas leads as English-born Parisian-resident Anna, a glacial surgeon who first appears on-screen in a state of distress before events are rewound to show her kidknapping at the hands of captor Yann (Pio Marmai). 

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Lola Versus

Indie rom-com starring quirky Greta Gerwig as Lola, a 29-year-old New Yorker ditched on the eve of her wedding, who subsequently yoyos between her ex, friends and new lovers. 

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Director Chris Paine revisits his 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car?, concentrating on four key players in the race to produce and manufacture a viable electric-powered vehicle, and featuring appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Jon Favreau. 

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