Deadly supervillains are press-ganged into doing the government’s dirty work in the next blockbuster adventure for DC Comics characters. Will Smith headlines as sharpshooting assassin Deadshot but it’s Jared Leto’s punk incarnation of the Joker and Margot Robbie as the Clown Prince’s main moll Harley Quinn that are stirring the juices of comic fans.
There are shades of The Dresser here, as a bombastic Shakespearean actor struggling with retirement and illness spars with the person hired to look after him, in this case a young Hungarian actress with thespian ambitions of her own. Brian Cox has a ball as the caustic curmudgeon, hurling insults as though to the manor born.
This documentary of how 13 female American golfers got together after the War to create their own professional organisation proves to be a suitable source of sporting interest. Snobbery, prejudice, personal rivalries, all feature in a rousing against-the-odds story of women battling to call the shots.
Alex Cox’s grim and gripping 1986 biopic of punk icon Sid Vicious and his tragic love affair with American groupie Nancy Spungen is back in cinemas this week for a 30th-anniversary re-issue. The young Gary Oldman demonstrates early proof of his undoubted talent and gets fine support from Chloe Webb as Sid’s force-of-nature girlfriend.