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This week’s new movies: You know too much, Jon Snow!

Posted at 5:15 pm, May 7, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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With the Avengers still superheroically defending their position at the top of the box-office, it’s no surprise that there are no major blockbusters coming out this week. The closest thing to a multiplex big-hitter is ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’, in which the BBC’s prime-time team of MI5 operatives makes the leap to the cinema screen, ganging up with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington for a modest but entertaining ‘Bourne’-style spy game.

Which doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a strong crop of new movies on offer. ‘Girlhood’ is a smart French-language coming-of-age story focusing on issues of race, class and teenage conformity. German drama ‘Phoenix’ delivers a terrific thriller set in the ruins of post-war Berlin. And despite some highly misleading TV ads, ‘Top Five’ is a subtle, easygoing Richard Linklater-ish walk-and-talk comedy from the increasingly interesting Chris Rock.

Find reviews and showtimes for all the week’s new releases by clicking the links below: 

Spooks: The Greater Good – ★★★☆☆

Girlhood – ★★★★☆

Phoenix – ★★★★☆

Top Five – ★★★★☆

The Age of Adaline – ★★★☆☆

Big Game – ★★★☆☆

Rosewater – ★★★☆☆

Stray Dogs – ★★★★☆

Still – ★★☆☆☆

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead – ★★★☆☆

A Funny Kind of Love – ★★★☆☆

Futuro Beach – ★★☆☆☆

The Canal – ★★☆☆☆

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