Based on the memoir of Vera Brittain, this moving tale of love and war stars a superb Alicia Vikander as Brittain, who volunteers as a nurse during the First World War, and Game of Thrones’s Kit Harington as her dashing fiancé.
JK Simmons and Miles Teller go head to head in this intense, thrilling and suprising tale, which turns the concept of the inspirational teacher upside down. Teller is fantastic as a young drummer with high aspirations, while Simmons is spectacular as his terrifying, foul-mouthed mentor.
Clint Eastwood directs a bulked-up Bradley Cooper as real-life military gunman Chris Kyle, whose success with a rifle made him the most wanted man in Iraq. It’s a simple, powerful and tragic story.
A damaged woman (Reese Witherspoon) embarks on a gruelling cross-country journey to find herself. Despite being based on a true story, and an impressive performance from Witherspoon, this is lacking in emotional impact.