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BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE
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THREE AGES POETRY SLAM Margot Robbie takes her Suicide Tron Theatre, Sun 7 Apr, tron.co.uk Squad character for a spin, alongside a cavalcade of other quirky female Three teams of poets go head-to- characters. Out Fri 7 Feb. head in this poetry slam competition, divided up into age categories DANIEL ISN’T REAL ‘Teens’n’Twenties’, ‘Thirtysomethings’ When a college student suffers a and ‘Old Enough to Know Better’. serious family drama he tries to cope Hosted by Robin Cairns. with the situation by resurrecting his childhood imaginary friend. But is that really a good idea? Out Fri 7 Feb.
DOLITTLE Disney take another stab at the story of an eccentric widowed doctor who discovers that he can talk to animals. Out Fri 7 Feb.
MR JONES Biopic about the great Soviet famine in the early 1930s and the Welsh journalist who let the Western world know all about it. See review, page 68. Out Fri 7 Feb.
UNDERWATER When an earthquake damages their underwater laboratory, a team of researchers have to escape across the sea bed. Out Fri 7 Feb.
EMMA Another adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Out Fri 14 Feb.
struggling to survive in the wilds of Alaska. Out Fri 19 Feb.
GREED Michael Winterbottom’s satire about a super-rich fashion and retail tycoon, played by Steve Coogan. See review, page 68. Out Fri 21 Feb.
FIRST LOVE LITTLE JOE
Takashi Miike’s crime-comedy follows a young boxer and a call girl who get mixed up with a drug-smuggling ring. Out Fri 14 Feb.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Sega’s speedy blue hedgehog stars in this ‘live-action’ big-screen adventure. Out Fri 14 Feb.
A single mum and scientist struggles with guilt for wanting to spend more time at the lab than with her teenage son. Eye-catching sci-fi concerning familial bonds, companionship and mental health; a confrontational and chilling brainteaser. See review, page 67. Out Fri 21 Feb. THE PUBLIC
THE CALL OF THE WILD Family adventure about a sled dog
A member of staff at a public library refuses to leave the building to help
homeless people get out of the cold. This act of rebellion turns into a peaceful sit-in that shows social divisions and public hypocrisy. Out Fri 21 Feb.
COLOUR OUT OF SPACE Nicolas Cage’s idyllic life is turned upside down by a fallen meteorite. See review, page 68. Out Fri 28 Feb.
THE INVISIBLE MAN A woman is tormented by an abusive ex she cannot see. Out Fri 28 Feb.
MILITARY WIVES A group of women form a choir while their partners serve in Afghanistan. They soon find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement. See review, page 69. Out Fri 6 Mar.
DARK WATERS ONWARD
A lawyer takes on a chemical company with a long history of pollution. See review, page 67. Out Fri 28 Feb. Adventure set in a fantasy world which has lost its magic due to a reliance on technology. Out Fri 6 Mar.
A couple’s relationship is severely tested when the husband abandons his family during an avalanche. Remake of the 2014 black comedy, Force Majeure. Out Fri 28 Feb. A middle-aged street photographer, who makes a modest living snapping tourists in Mumbai, pretends to his grandmother that a photo of shy stranger Miloni is in fact his fiancée. Out Fri 6 Mar.
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QUEEN & SLIM PORTRAIT OF A
Queen and Slim go on a first date which quickly goes south when the police stop their car. See review, page 67. Out Fri 31 Jan.
PARASITE Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed story about class divide. See review, page 68. Out Fri 7 Feb.
LADY ON FIRE Two female lovers in 18th-century Brittany negotiate their romance. Scintillating, slow-burn period drama told with affection and a sharp edge. See review, page 69. Out Fri 28 Feb.
MULAN Live-action remake of the
Disney classic about a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself in order to rescue her father. Out Fri 27 Mar.
A young couple looking for a home find themselves trapped in a labyrinthine neighbourhood. See review, page 70. Out Fri 27 Mar. xxxx
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