Latest movies: Transformers: the Last Knight, Hampstead, The Book of Henry

Autobots of the Round Table, Keaton and Gleeson get cosy, and a boy genius has all the answers

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT ★★★

If large, noisy robots doing devastating CGI-damage to the world float your boat, then the latest instalment of Michael Bay’s Transformer franchise will have you in cog heaven. Not only are Optimus Prime (here turning to the dark side) and his fellow bots back in force, but we also get a peek at their role in the King Arthur legend. Mark Wahlberg returns as inventor hero Cade Yeager while Anthony Hopkins provides the enlightening history lesson as only he can.

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HAMPSTEAD ★★

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson make an unlikely couple in this true-ish rom-com that sees Keaton’s American widow come to the aid of Gleeson’s grumpy, old Heath dweller. Comparisons to Richard Curtis’s Notting Hill are inevitable.

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THE BOOK OF HENRY ★★

Director Colin Trevorrow follows up the blockbuster bombast of Jurassic World with this suburban drama about a charming child prodigy who calmly mentors his family (flaky mum Naomi Watts and brother Jacob Tremblay) until a dire domestic disturbance next door diverts his attention. It’s a film that’s divided critics, so maybe it’s a good thing that Trevorrow’s next opus will be the simple pleasures of the ninth Star Wars episode (out in 2019). 

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ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

EDITH WALKS ★★★

SOUVENIR ★★★

THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER ★★


 

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