Latest movies: Florence Foster Jenkins, Bad Neighbours 2, Knight of Cups, I Saw the Light

Meryl is no muse, sorority girls get mad, Bale's in a Hollywood haze and Tom Hiddleston goes country and western

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS ★★★★★

Could Meryl Streep be looking at her 20th Oscar nomination for playing the New York socialite who yearned to be an opera diva but could’t sing a note? Only time will tell but it goes without saying that La Streep gives another game performance, ably assisted by Hugh Grant and The Big Bang’s Simon Helberg. 

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BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 ★★★★

Poor old Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. No sooner have they seen off Zac Efron and the frat boy neighbours from hell than a sorority of hedonistic rude girls moves in. Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz finds her inner bad girl as the leader of a distaff brat pack. 


KNIGHT OF CUPS ★★

Another enigmatic piece of experimental cinema from director Terrence Malick features Christian Bale as a Hollywood scribe wandering around LA in a funk. There are plenty of stars on parade (Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman) but this offering from the meditative maestro might be for acolytes only. 


I SAW THE LIGHT ★★

Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston swaps spying for crooning here, as he portrays yodelling country-and-western legend Hank Williams. It might not be the best biopic around but kudos are due to the star for performing his own vocals. 


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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3 – THE ENCHANTED ONE ★★★★

EVOLUTION ★★

ROBINSON CRUSOE ★★★

THESE FINAL HOURS ★★★★


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