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Earth to Echo

  • Rated as: 3/5

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Deep in suburban America, a trio of 13-year-old boys find a cute alien who’s crashed to earth. But as they make friends with the visitor, sinister forces of adult officialdom swoop in. You can imagine ET phoning his legal team...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • Rated as: 4/5

Let’s face it, high-minded ideas are all very well, but can they compete with a chimp on horseback firing an Uzi? 2010’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ was as smart as modern sci-fi gets, ditching the 1960s-born franchise’s gritty dystopian roots...

The Babadook

  • Rated as: 5/5

Who brings a children's book called Mister Babadook, crammed with illustrations of toothy shapes peering around bedroom doors, into their home? The answer to that is left deliciously vague in this slow-building, expertly unnerving horror...

Begin Again

  • Rated as: 4/5

Avoid this film like E coli if your instinctive reaction to all things infectiously sweet and sincere is spontaneous toe curling. The director is John Carney, who made the scruffy-gorgeous musical ‘Once’ for pennies on the streets of Dublin...

Locke

  • Rated as: 4/5

British screenwriter Steven Knight has always shown a keen eye for real life, with his London-set scripts for ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ and ‘Eastern Promises’. But he’s often tended to lay on the plot a bit thick – not least in his recent debut as a director...

Boyhood

  • Rated as: 5/5

Looking at it one way, ‘Boyhood’ is a spectacularly cheap way of saving on actors’ salaries. To capture his rambling yet absorbing Texas family drama, director Richard Linklater (‘Before Midnight’) agreed with several actors – including his eight-year-old daughter Lorelei...

The Purge: Anarchy

Here’s a sequel to last summer’s satirical home invasion horror ‘The Purge’. That was set in 2222, where America has wiped out crime and anti-social behaviour with Purge Night – for 12 hours once a year all crime is legal and hospitals and police stations are shut down...

Comrades

Douglas' epic and very British film about the Tolpuddle Martyrs - 1830s Dorset farm labourers who formed a union to protest against subsistence wages, only to be deported to Australia - employs a minimum of fussy historical detail to offer a didactic but never dogmatic film of wide-ranging relevance...

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