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.
With its self-aware humour and ultra-violent fight sequences, Deadpool was one of the biggest hits of 2016, grossing $783,112,979 worldwide and becoming the highest grossing R-rated comedy in box office history.
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.
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.
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.
From Damien Chazelle’s drama Whiplash (2014) to Joel Edgerton’s dark revenge thriller The Gift (2015) and Jordan Peele’s chilling social thriller Get Out (2017), Blumhouse Productions has produced some of the best films of the last four years.
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.
More than 25 years after they last shared the big screen Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland reunite for this bittersweet comical final road trip of a couple that turns into a journey of self-discovery.
Writer-director Xavier Legrand’s feature debut is a continuation of his award-winning short Just Before Losing Everything about a terrified wife wriggling free of the suffocating grasp of her abusive husband.
Perhaps best known for his comedic work in the US version of The Office (2005-2013), John Krasinski is not an artist typically associated with the horror genre; yet with his third feature as a film-maker the actor-director has delivered a thrilling, nerve-shredding horror.
From crime-comedy Bottle Rocket (1996) to comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013), director Wes Anderson has made some of the most visually striking and whimsical films of the past decade that often manage to be both exhilarating and wearying.
Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s ruthlessly efficient horror anthology Ghost Stories scared audiences out of their seats in theatre and now it comes to the big screen, with Nyman as a debunker of the paranormal who investigates the stories of the supposed supernatural.
This bold almost silent sci-fi horror thriller taps into a rich vein of parental anxiety with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski as parents of a deaf daughter battling against sightless otherworldly creatures that hunt by sound.
Mean girls mean business in writer-director Cory Finley debut feature, a lip-smacking psychological thriller of cruel intentions and unscrupulous personal advancement set in rarefied suburban Connecticut.
Boxing films are, as Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) and Mark Robson’s Champion (1949) have shown, as much about the physical strength and mental fragility of their central characters as they are about the sport itself.