Top 3 Films of the Week

Blockbuster Of The Week

The 355 (12A)

Sebastian Stan as Nick and Jessica Chastian as Mason “Mace” Brown in The 355, directed by Simon Kinberg. Photo: Robert Viglasky. Copyright: 2020 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

A top-secret weapon, with the potential to light the fuse on a third world war, falls into the wrong hands. Rogue CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown realises the grave threat to global security and assembles a crack team of international operatives: British computer special and former MI6 asset Khadijah, German weapons specialist Marie and Colombian psychologist Graciela. The four women forge a tenuous truce in pursuit of the same goal: protect the innocent.

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Drama of the Week

Boiling Point (15)

Stephen Graham as Andy Jones in Boiling Point, directed by Philip Barantini. Photo: Christian Black. Copyright: Vertigo Releasing. All Rights Reserved.

Chef Andy Jones is trying to deal with issues in his personal life while contending with trials and tribulations in his restaurant. Maitre d’ Beth frustrates Andy, sous chef Carly and commis chef Freeman by allowing food influencers to order off menu for a picture-perfect plate worthy of their Instagram channels. Andy’s dark mood worsens when his former mentor, celebrity chef Alistair Skye, arrives unannounced with influential food critic Sara Southworth in tow.

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Critic's Choice Of The Week

The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (PG)

Jean-Pierre Leaud in The 400 Blows, directed by Francois Truffaut. Copyright: BFI Distribution. All Rights Reserved.

Alienated 12-year-old Antoine Doinel feels unloved by his mother and stepfather and unduly terrorised by his teacher at school. The youngster bunks off lessons with a friend and seeks fulfilment in cinemas or at the fairground. Eventually, Antoine is expelled from school and the resourceful tyke learns to survive on the streets, trapped in a vicious cycle of crime and punishment that will carry him all the way to a juvenile detention centre.

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Also Released This Week...

Ailey (12A)

Born and raised in the racially segregated Texan town of Rogers, dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who celebrated black culture in his work. This documentary hopes to unearth truths about a man who found his salvation through dance.

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A Hero (12A)

After three years behind bars for failure to repay a debt, Rahim is granted two days' leave to raise the money to settle his arrears to Bahram or persuade his creditor to show mercy. A hare-brained plan involving Rahim's girlfriend Farkhondeh and a misplaced bag spirals out of control.

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Minyan (15)

Seventeen-year-old David is the product of a strict Jewish upbringing in 1986 Brighton Beach. He is devoted to his family, especially his grandfather. The teenager embarks on a journey of self-discovery, which leads to a gay bar, as the death toll from a "gay plague" steadily rises.

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Munich: The Edge Of War (12A)

In autumn 1938, Europe stands on the precipice of conflict. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia. British civil servant Hugh Legat and German diplomat Paul von Hartmann, who are old friends from their days at Oxford, travel to an emergency conference in Munich.

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