What’s on at the cinema this week?

A Wrinkle in Time, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Unsane and more – all reviewed and rated by the Radio Times team

A Wrinkle in Time

In this week’s releases, a young girl is guided by Oprah Winfrey to worlds unknown in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, John Boyega gets robo-suited up to save the Earth from monsters in sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, while The Crown’s Claire Foy loses all her regal bearings in Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane.

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All that, plus documentaries about punk icons Vivienne Westwood and The Slits, Liam Neeson as Mark Felt: the Man Who Brought Down the White House, plus Gholam, Have a Nice Day, The Third Murder and I Got Life!

A WRINKLE IN TIME ★★
Selma director Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 fantasy adventure (and school-library favourite) is a peculiarly inert coming-of-age affair that couldn’t be blander or more twee. Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry (Storm Reid) embarks on a multi-dimensional… READ FULL REVIEW

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING ★★★
Tokyo gets trashed again in this disjointed sequel that pits those robot Jaegers against some more dimensionally breached Kaiju monsters heading to Mount Fuji to end the world. Set a decade after the original, scammer John Boyega (making his roguish charm pay dividends) plays… READ FULL REVIEW

UNSANE ★★★
Returning to the territory of 2013’s Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh once again takes aim at the US healthcare system, here with a focus on the questionable practices of mental institutions. In a rare contemporary role, Claire Foy plays a fragile but functioning data analyst… READ FULL REVIEW

Also released this week:

CROWHURST ★★★★
The second screen version this year, after The Mercy, telling the tragic story of round-the-world yachtsman Donald Crowhurst. READ FULL REVIEW

MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE ★★★
Liam Neeson drops those action-man shackles to play the real-life FBI whistle-blower known as “Deep Throat”. READ REVIEW

WESTWOOD: PUNK. ICON. ACTIVIST ★★★
Documentary portrait of everybody’s favourite septuagenarian rabble-rouser, Vivienne Westwood. READ REVIEW

HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS ★★★
And another flashback to the beginnings of punk, this time in the company of 
Viv Albertine, Palmolive and Tessa Pollitt. READ REVIEW

GHOLAM ★★★
An expat Iranian in London is drawn into violent events in this thriller debut from 
acclaimed photographer Mitra Tabrizian. READ REVIEW

HAVE A NICE DAY ★★★
There are shades of Tarantino about this animated black comedy from China about the search for some missing cash. READ REVIEW

I GOT LIFE! ★★★
The life of a menapausal woman about to lose her job is given a much-needed boost in this French comedy drama.  READ REVIEW

THE THIRD MURDER ★★★
Director Hirokazu Koreeda (Like Father, like Son) casts his director’s eye over the Japanese judicial system. READ REVIEW

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Check the listings in your local Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, Picture House, Curzon and Everyman cinemas for details of showings for all this week’s releases.