Latest movies: Bridget Jones’s Baby, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Infiltrator, Blair Witch

Big knickers, safari shorts, shiny suits and broomsticks

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY ★★★★

Bridge is back and in need of really big knickers when she finds herself with child. But who’s the daddy: old flame Colin Firth, or American smoothie Patrick Dempsey? A simple DNA test would answer that question without much to-do, but then you’d be missing out on a lot of fizzing comedy fun with Renee Zellweger in her trademark role. Note to self: must see.

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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE ★★★★

Sam Neill headlines this antipodean gem although he’s frequently upstaged by his teenage co-star Julian Dennison as a foster kid on the run in the wilds of New Zealand. Neill is his guide, but probably not someone the social services would describe as a responsible guardian. Kiwi talent Taika Waititi directed this – he is currently shooting Thor: Ragnarok.


THE INFILTRATOR ★★★

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is mixed up in the narcotics business again, this time as an undercover agent investigating Pablo Escobar’s organisation in the mid-1980s. Yes, that means a lot of Colombian wiseguys with big chest hair and chunky bling and you may feel you’ve seen it all before, but there’s an added psychological element to up the intrigue.


BLAIR WITCH ★★★

It was the homemade horror movie that spawned a thousand (or more) “found footage” shockers – and let’s face it, they haven’t all been shocking for the right reasons. Now, can the sequel to The Blair Witch Project create as many ripples as the 1999 sleeper hit, or should it get dunked in a pond and left there to sink? You be the judge.


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SET THE THAMES ON FIRE ★★
THE CLAN ★★★★
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TWO WOMEN ★★★


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