Latest movies: Wonder Woman, Dough, My Life as a Courgette

The Amazon princess goes to war, a beleaguered baker uses his loaf and a simple animation with a serious message

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WONDER WOMAN ★★★★

Following her debut in last year’s bombastic Batman v Superman biff-a-thon, Gal Gadot is unleashed in solo action as the iconic super heroine whose mission of peace somehow always ends up with the Amazon warrior mopping the floor with miscreants. It’s no different here when she’s plunged into “the war to end all wars” alongside Chris Pine’s American air ace, and targets Danny Huston’s warmongering general and his poisonous female sidekick. 

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DOUGH ★★★

A Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice uncover the magic ingredient to keep their dwindling East End clientele happy, in a culture-clash (or should that be counter-culture) comedy for our times. Jonathan Pryce and CBBC alumnus Jerome Holder co-star as the high-achieving dough dealers. 

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MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE ★★★

Tired of pristine, feel-good animated CGI-extravaganzas that fill up the multiplexes over the summer. Then you might prefer something more retro (a la Aardman and Bafta winner Kubo and the Two Strings) like this back-to-basics orphan’s tale that is is anything but sweet and sanitised.  

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ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

AFTER THE STORM ★★★★

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST ★★★★

EL PASTOR (The Shepherd) ★★★


 

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