Dunkirk (2017). 4/5 stars for this spectacular WWII drama.

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Film review, by Claire Durrant, of the World War II drama Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and with a cameo by former One Direction star Harry Styles.

War

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Allied (2016). On-screen sparks between Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard abound in this wartime thriller.

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Film review by Jason Day of Allied, the World War II film about a man who thinks his wife is a German spy. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

War

3stars Good worth watching

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New films out in the UK Friday 11 November 2016. Want to know what’s on? Read our list to find out.

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A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 11 November 2016. The big release is American Pastoral directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

American Pastoral

Actor Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of the Philip Roth novel. He also snags the lead role as a man who gives up everything to find daughter Dakota Fanning, who goes missing after she commits a terrorist act. Critical plaudits are already trickling in (McGregor has been nominated for Best Picture at the Hamburg and San Sebastian Film Festivals) and the trailer shows a slick production. Check the official website for more and screening locations.

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Dad’s Army (2016)

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Film review of the comedy, based on the classic British TV series, about the actions and adventures of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon, comprised mostly of elderly men and led by an officious, hierachy obsessed bank manager (Toby Jones) who must deal with a beautiful female reporter (Catherine Zeta Jones) and a German spy as World War II comes to a close.

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Director: Oliver Parker. (100 mins). DJ Films/Universal. (PG)

Comedy

2stars - Fair/ passes the time

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New films out in the UK this weekend

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A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 6 November 2015. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest you will show these films.

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Celia Johnson’s middle class housewife dithers at a train station and gets a bit of dirt in her eye. Cue Trevor Howard who helps her and an oh so very British sexual/non-sexual affair develops. A classic of British WWII cinema. Showing at key cities only, see the Park Circus website for details of where.

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Diplomacy (2014)

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Film review of the German drama starring Niels Arestrup and Andre Dussollier about a Nazi plan to destroy key locations in Paris before their retreat from the city, during the last days of WWII.

Director: Volker Schlondorff. Gaumont/Film Oblige et al (12a).

Drama

4stars-Very good lots to enjoy 1

 

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