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Crime pays off again, just about, in latest misadventures of the larcenous Ocean family that ditches George Clooney, Brad Pitt in favour of an all-female lead cast spearheaded by Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.

Taking its title from his short story, this elegiac account of the final years of Oscar Wilde following his incarceration living in exile in France and Italy is a passion project for director, writer and lead actor Rupert Everett.

Writer-director Ari Aster’s twisted family portrait offers up creeping dread that will sends beads of sweat trickling down your spine by peeling away the layers of darkness and deceit that condemn one grief-stricken family to a grim fate.

Documentary stitches together the life of Alexander McQueen, tortured genius of working class origins, openly gay trailblazer, who challenged the fashion establishment, from his awkward teenage years to global catwalk stardom.

French enfant terrible Francois Ozon returns to the sexually charged delights of his earlier films for this heated psychological thriller of a disillusioned young woman and relationship with her therapist and his twin.

Splicing the creative DNA of Steven Spielberg’s Lost World sequel with the rumbustious 2015 reboot Jurassic World, should roar and rampage but despite some great set-pieces this muscular fifth instalment is too tame to really thrill.

Ross Lynch delivers a chilling performance as the teenage Jeffrey Dahmer in this biographical drama written and directed by Marc Meyers, adapted from a graphic novel by John Backderf about the formative years of the serial killer.

Writer-director Bill Holderman’s frothy romantic comedy stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen as life-long friends, who have forgotten what it means to grow old disgracefully.

Arts editor Andrew Clarke gives his personal view of Western film icon John Wayne’s career, marking the 111th anniversary of his birth.

The Last Jedi propelled George Lucas’s saga into a galaxy far, far away from the old-fashioned charm of the original trilogy, but this Han Solo origins story directed Ron Howard slingshots at lightspeed in the opposite direction.

Raja Gosnell, director of Beverly Hill Chihuahua, collars a buddy cop movie, which is essentially Miss Congeniality on four legs, with dysfunctional canines replacing the beauty queens.

Armando Iannucci has joked it “would be nice” to get a cut of the royalties from the upcoming Mamma Mia! sequel because his Abba-loving character Alan Partridge helped it to succeed.

Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize-nominated novella, a moving portrait of doomed love, set against the ravishing backdrop of the titular stretch of shingle in Dorset, comes to the big screen, starring three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan.

David Leitch’s sequel is rollicking, gleefully irreverent and saved by its potty-mouthed humour, but generic and dull action proves you can have too much of a good thing.

Nearly 7,500 people have applied to be extras in a Danny Boyle film being shot on a Norfolk beach, only 24 hours after the call went out to fill the 5,000 spots.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Top Gun, Monty Python And The Holy Grail and the sing-a-long of The Greatest Showman among the eight films to be screened at the idyllic open-air auditorium this summer.

The hijacking of an Air France flight in June 1976 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a subsequent rescue mission led by Israeli forces are terrific raw ingredients for an edge-of-seat geo-political thriller.

Mother doesn’t know best - she is teetering on the precipice of a nervous breakdown in Jason Reitman’s beautifully crafted and bittersweet portrait of modern parenthood starring Charlize Theron.

The hunt is on to find thousands of people to star in a scene for the new Danny Boyle film which is being shot in Norfolk and Suffolk.

It famously featured parts of Norfolk as the wild backdrop to its tumultuous plot.

That Good Night features legendary actor Sir John Hurt in his last leading role. Ahead of the film being released next week, arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to Sir John’s wife Anwen, Lady Hurt.

Hollywood favourite Lily James was spotted on set of the new Danny Boyle film during a shoot in Halesworth.

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this May, including Deadpool 2, I Feel Pretty, Life of the Party, On Chesil Beach, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Members of the cast and crew are set to descend on a market town for the filming of a hotly-tipped romantic comedy.

The Avengers have assembled once more for an epic superhero movie that has been 10 years in the making - and an iconic Norwich location features in the film.

A cinema club is calling all film-lovers to sign up in time for the new season of film.

It’s the beginning of the end for the series that began a decade ago with a next-to-last film that has all the CGI action sequences you’d expect but struggles to fit in all the characters from the sprawling Marvel franchises.

Jessie Buckley delivers a searing lead performance as a guilt-riddled twenty-something who becomes embroiled in the hunt for a serial killer in debut writer-director Michael Pearce’s deliciously creepy psychological thriller.

Based on the novel by David Levithan, this dreamy romance about a 16-year-old girl who falls in love with a spirit, which moves between different bodies, dodges Twilight comparisons and is at least genuinely interested in exploring its premise.

Four Weddings And A Funeral director Mike Newell helms another film with a cumbersome title, a sweeping tale of self-sacrifice set amid the Nazi occuptation of Guernsey and starring Lily James.

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