Latest movies: Star Trek Beyond, The BFG, The Killing$ of Tony Blair

The Enterprise crew is boldly battered like never before, Spielberg does Dahl, and Blair gets a roasting

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STAR TREK BEYOND ★★★★ 

Simon Pegg (and co-writer Doug Jung) hit warp speed with a screenplay that honours Gene Roddenberry’s original vision yet leaves plenty of room from Justin Lin – director of the best Fast & Furious films – to do his thing. The result: wry humour, droll camaraderie, space operatics and thrills, lots of thrills. 

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THE BFG ★★★ 

The story of a lonely girl befriended by a 24ft high giant is brought to dazzlingly animated life by a trifecta of talent in director Steven Spielberg, original writer Roald Dahl and actor Mark Rylance. A light-hearted adventure burnished by twinkly Rylance, it proves that even when mo-capped he’s got a whole load of soul. 


THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR ★★★ 

George Galloway organised the crowdfunding and acts as Michael Moore-style investigator in this documentary that lays end to end the charges against former PM Tony Blair – Iraq and a very healthy bank account, in a nutshell. If none of it is new, Galloway is an urgent, entertaining and, yes, abrasive inquisitor. 


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

CHEVALIER ★★ 

K-SHOP ★★ 

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE ★★★ 

(released on Monday 25 July)

BORN TO BE BLUE ★★★★ 

(released on Monday 25 July)

THE FALL ★★★★ 

(released on Monday 25 July)


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