A Little Chaos, Child 44, The Salvation

Alan Rickman in Versailles, Tom Hardy in Stalinist Russia, and Mads Mikkelsen in the Old West

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A LITTLE CHAOS ★★★

Alan Rickman makes his directorial debut, and it’s little surprise to find that it’s a period drama. The charming romantic tale is set at the court of King Louis XIV (played by Rickman), as love blossoms between gardeners Matthias Schoenaerts and Kate Winslet.

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CHILD 44 ★★★

The bestselling crime novel hits the big screen, with Tom Hardy reliably impressive as a Russian agent who attempts to track a serial killer in Stalin’s Soviet Union, but finds his investigation hampered by political wranglings. It’s an engrossing watch (if long), and the cast is excellent – just watch out for the dodgy Russian accents.


THE SALVATION ★★★★

Danish settler Mads Mikkelsen is forced into a brutal revenge mission in this powerful western. He has to take on a host of bad guys (including Eric Cantona), and all against some beautiful scenery.


GLASSLAND ★★★★

A young man has to deal with his mother’s alcoholism in this low-key but affecting drama set in Dublin. Jack Reynor, Toni Collette and Will Poulter star.


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK:

AMAR AKBAR & TONY ★★★

AMITYVILLE PLAYHOUSE

DARK HORSE ★★★

HOME FROM HOME: CHRONICLE OF A VISION ★★★★

THE INVISIBLE LIFE ★★★

THE LAST 5 YEARS ★★★

THE LAST KNIGHTS ★★

STONES FOR THE RAMPART: BATTLE FOR WARSAW ★★★

THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN ★★★


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