Top 3 Films of the Week

Blockbuster Of The Week

Judas And The Black Messiah (15)

Darrell Britt-Gibson as Bobby Rush, Daniel Kaluuya as chairman Fred Hampton, Dominique Thorne as Judy Harmon and LaKeith Stanfield as Bill O’Neal in Judas And The Black Messiah, directed by Shaka King. Photo: Glen Wilson. Copyright: 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In 1968 Chicago, 18-year-old petty criminal William “Bill” O’Neal confidently wields a fake FBI badge to compel a group of black men to give him the keys to a Pontiac, which he claims has been reported stolen. Flashing blue lights interrupt his frantic getaway. At Cook County Jail, FBI special agent Roy Mitchell offers to dismiss the charges if O’Neal is willing to turn informant and infiltrate the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party commanded by charismatic chairman Fred Hampton.

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Thriller Of The Week

The Little Things (15)

Denzel Washington as Joe “Deke” Deacon and Jared Leto as Albert Sparma in The Little Things, directed by John Lee Hancock. Photo: Nicola Goode. Copyright: 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon reluctantly returns to his old stomping ground in Los Angeles to collect evidence for an active case. It has been five years since Deke left the LA County Sheriff’s Department following a meltdown. He arrives in the middle of a press conference led by his replacement, Detective Jim Baxter, who is on the trail of a suspect with a similar MO to the unsolved case that tipped Deke over the edge.

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Comedy Of The Week

Locked Down (15)

Anne Hathaway as Linda and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Paxton in Locked Down, directed by Doug Liman. Photo: Susan Allnut. Copyright: 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ex-con and aspiring poet Paxton lives in London with American girlfriend Linda. “We’re only together because we’re in the same house,” sneers Linda as the relationship moulders during lockdown. In the midst of their downward spiral, Paxton and Linda realise their respective jobs will collide on a Saturday night at Harrods as the department store removes valuable stock from its floors. The couple hatches a daredevil plan to steal the Harris Diamond, worth three million pounds.

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