Spy, Second Coming, Queen and Country

Out this week at the cinema: Melissa McCarthy goes James Bond, a family deals with an unusual pregnancy, and John Boorman's (very) belated sequel to Hope and Glory

SPY ★★★★

Despite a fine supporting cast (Jason Statham, Jude Law, Miranda Hart), the undisputed star of this hilarious comedy is Melissa McCarthy, who reunites with her Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig. She plays a CIA agent who has a decidedly unusual game plan. 

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SECOND COMING ★★★★

Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall play a married couple coping with a most unusual unexpected pregnancy, in a fascinating film that eschews melodramatics in favour of a more mystical, metaphysical truth. 


QUEEN AND COUNTRY ★★

John Boorman’s exceedingly belated sequel to 1987’s Hope and Glory is sadly not quite worth the wait. Despite some decent performances, the semi-autobiographical story about a young man doing his National Service fails to engage.


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK:

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE ★★★★

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS ★★★★

FOUR CORNERS ★★★

GASCGOINE ★★★

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 ★★★

LISTEN UP PHILIP ★★★★

1971 ★★★★

SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES ★★

SURVIVOR ★★


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