In cinemas this week: 45 Years, Straight Outta Compton, We Are Your Friends

A marriage on the rocks, a rap band on the rise and a dance DJ in all sorts of trouble

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45 Years ★★★★★

Writer/director Andrew Haigh’s follow-up to the feted Weekend is one of the must-see films of the year, a portrait of a marriage in crisis featuring legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay – working together on screen for the first time, amazingly. 

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON ★★★★

Named after the gangsta rap pioneers’ debut album, this biopic of LA’s NWA is their rags-to-riches story re-imagined as a melodramatic action movie – cheesy, thrilling and fun. Airbrushed? Call it a rapper’s poetic licence. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4SEVK5nLTI


WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS ★★★

Zac Efron is the dance DJ trying to make it big and getting into a spin over a colleague’s girl (Emily Ratajkowski) in a drama aimed at electronic dance music fans who know their AlunaGeorge from their Bro Safari. 


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ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK:

BARELY LETHAL ★★★

THE ECLIPSE ★★★★

EN EQUILIBRE ★★★

HITMAN: AGENT 47 ★★

THE SOUND OF FURY ★★★


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