Paddington, Hockney, Horrible Bosses 2: this week’s cinema releases reviewed

The bear from darkest Peru comes to London, a portrait of the artist, and the bosses from hell return

PADDINGTON ★★★★

The beloved ursine Marmalade fan hits the big screen in this charming, witty and delightfully British comedy. Can the bear from darkest Peru (voiced by Ben Whishaw) find a new home in London, while avoiding the clutches of Nicole Kidman’s sinister taxidermist?

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HOCKNEY ★★★★

The Bradford-born artist is yer actual national treasure, as this warm and affectionate documentary reveals, using interviews, home movies and Hockney’s own work.


HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 ★★★

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day star in this fun, if uninspired, sequel. This time the hapless chaps attempt a kidnapping, with predictably disastrous results. Jennifer Aniston also returns.


KAJAKI. THE TRUE STORY ★★★★

Incredibly tense British war movie about real events that took place in Helmland Province in 2006. A fine cast of relative unknowns plays the soldiers who are literally trapped in a minefield.


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I AM ALI ★★★

CONCERNING VIOLENCE ★★★★

STATIONS OF THE CROSS ★★★

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY ★★★★★