Latest movies: Nocturnal Animals, The Light between Oceans, The Accountant, A Street Cat Named Bob

Fact and fiction collide, Fassbender and Vikander smoulder, Ben Affleck calculates deadly odds, and a busker's best friend is his cat

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS ★★★★★

Fashion designer-turned-film director Tom Ford delves into David Lynch territory for his second movie, as the sophisticated facade of a gallery owner’s life is chipped away by the delivery of her ex-husband’s debut novel, in which the lines between truth and fiction are disturbingly blurred. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal give sterling performances as a couple for whom the past is not a closed book. 

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS ★★★

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are in melodramatic mood (and 1920s Australia) as a lighthouse keeper and his wife whose desire for a child is seemingly answered when they find an abandoned baby in a boat. Unfortunately, the appearance of a desperate Rachel Weisz means tears and hankies are on the horizon rather than joy and laughter. 


THE ACCOUNTANT ★★

Ben Affleck actually did a bang-up job as the Dark Knight in this year’s Batman v Superman epic, although here he’s riffing on Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent by playing a bespectacled, mild-mannered accountant (who also cooks the books for crime syndicates). Just beware when he whips those specs off, because that’s when he taps into his inner Bourne and turns assassin. 

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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB ★★★★

If you need a bit of feel-good in your life, then this true-story charmer about a young homeless man whose salvation arrives in the form of a ginger moggy should be right up your alley. The real-life Bob plays himself and stardom surely beckons…  


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THE DARKEST UNIVERSE ★★

MY FERAL HEART ★★★

RICHARD LINKLATER: DREAM IS DESTINY ★★★★

RUPTURE ★★★


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