Having taken the festival circuit by storm, this surprising and beautifully rendered love story is finally coming home to British shores. The directorial debut of Francis Lee, God’s Own Country features a fantastic central performance by Josh O’Connor as the young farmer who strikes up a romance with a fellow worker. The BAFTAs beckon.
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM ★★★★
Bill Nighy’s on top form in this atmospheric murder mystery that’s not one for the squeamish. His detective is called in to investigate a spate of slayings in Victorian London; but is the husband of Olivia Cooke’s theatre performer the culprit? Based on the book by Peter Ackroyd, this puts a devilishly clever and unflinchingly macabre twist on the classic Ripper mould.
Forget the Pitch Perfect films; this is the only musical you need to worry about in 2017. A breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival, it boasts a star-making turn from actress Danielle Macdonald, who plays the titular New Jersey girl, a wannabe rapper. Her journey from nobody to new-age heroine will leave you grinning all the way home.