Latest movies: The Legend of Tarzan, The Neon Demon, Maggie’s Plan

It’s a jungle out there, but the travails of Tarzan don’t seem that bad compared to the LA modeling scene and dating in New York

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THE LEGEND OF TARZAN ★★

There’s a rumble in the jungle but there’s not much buzz around this fresh spin on the Tarzan legend starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie as Jane. Still, if you enjoy a bit of scenery chewing, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L Jackson get stuck in like it’s feeding time at the zoo.

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THE NEON DEMON ★★★

If you’re looking for something completely different then art house director Nicolas Winding Refn is your man. He made Ryan Gosling vehicles Drive and Only God Forgives, but this one stars Elle Fanning as an aspiring young model who gets trapped in a vipers’ nest of jealousy. Cue the chin stroking…


MAGGIE’S PLAN ★★★

Indie queen Greta Gerwig is on a roll recently with cult hits like Frances Ha and Mistress America under her belt. Here, writer/director Rebecca Miller (daughter of playwright Arthur) casts her as another oddball New Yorker who comes between married academics Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke.


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THE WAIT ★★★

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