Far From the Madding Crowd, Monsters: Dark Continent, Elsa & Fred

In cinemas this week: Carey Mulligan is a Hardy girl, soldiers battle both aliens and terrorists, and Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer find love late in life

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD ★★★

Carey Mulligan is superb in a beautiful-looking but far from inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel of love and lust in the countryside.

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MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT ★★★★

A group of rookie soldiers are sent to fight in the Middle East, but things are complicated by the presence of aliens, in a thrilling, visceral sequel to Gareth Edwards’s 2010 film Monsters.


ELSA & FRED ★★★

The director of Il Postino brings together Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer for a whimsical late-in-life romance that benefits from its two leads undiminished star power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwBsTVkO9qg&showinfo=0


SAMBA ★★★★

The directors and star of hit French film Untouchable reunite for another feelgood tale. This time Omar Sy plays a Senegalese man seeking legal residency in Paris, who forms a relationship with Charlotte Gainsbourg when she volunteers to help with his case.


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK:

ANTI-SOCIAL ★★

BAD LAND: ROAD TO FURY ★★

I AM BIG BIRD ★★★

IN THE BLOOD ★★

TWO BY TWO ★★★

UNFRIENDED ★★★

WE ARE MONSTER ★★


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