20,000 Days on Earth, The Riot Club, Magic in the Moonlight – this week’s cinema releases reviewed

From brilliant documentary making to the best of British - we assess the latest good, bad and ugly big screen releases


20,000 Days on Earth



Brilliant documentary about a day in the life of musician/writer Nick Cave, which is as intelligent, articulate and subtly mischievous as the man himself.

The Riot Club


The best of young British talent – Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Freddie Fox and more – star in a cautionary tale of class, privilege and peer pressure.

Magic in the Moonlight


Woody Allen’s back in 1920s Europe for this lifeless tale of a saucy young medium (Emma Stone) who catches the eye of sceptical magician Colin Firth on the Côte d’Azur.

A Walk among the Tombstones


Liam Neeson gets back into action hero mode to track down a serial killer, but the results are unconvincing.

Grand Piano


Elijah Wood has to give a perfect recital – or face death from a sniper’s rifle  – in this tantalising thriller.

Wish I Was Here


Scrubs star Zach Braff’s second feature as director sees him play an out-of-work actor who has to reassess his life and relationships.

Also released this week:

The Giver ★★

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq ★★★★

Night Will Fall ★★★★


Think Like a Man Too ★★