Ten new movies to see this month

May's biggest, best and most unmissable theatrical releases

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Tully

Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody – the trio behind the acerbic and hilarious ‘Young Adult’ – reunite for a sharply-scripted mom-com full of wit and wisdom. Theron plays an expecting mother in dire need of a few minutes’ peace and quiet that her two other kids make sure she never gets. A preternaturally helpful night nappy (Mackenzie Davis) may be just the answer.

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Revenge

Coralie Fargeat’s vengeance thriller has been compared to Meir Zarchi’s rape-revenge exploitation classic ‘I Spit on Your Grave’. This means that you can expect, a) one of the most violent movies of the year so far and, b) its vengeful heroine, Matilda Lutz’s vixenish Jen, to take absolutely no prisoners in it.

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Redoubtable

‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius charts a year in the life of one of French cinema’s greatest heroes, Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel). Having made New Wave hits like ‘Breathless’ and ‘Pierrot le Fou’, Godard decides to leave his arthouse labours behind and make a movie in which giant robots attack earth. Nah, not really. He disowns his work and joins a cultural revolution.

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Deadpool 2

New director, same deranged, sweary, ultra-violent mayhem. Ryan Reynolds’ zero-fucks-giving superhero, Wade Wilson, is back, back, back. Do not, under any circumstances, take your parents.

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On Chesil Beach

Thought the ‘60s was all sex and drugs and people getting naked in fields? Think again. Ian McEwan’s novella of sexual repression and miscommunication in a fast-changing Britain lands with Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle as a couple suffering through a seaside honeymoon.

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Jeune Femme

Like a younger, peppier French cousin to Lesley Manville’s put-upon Mary in ‘Another Year’, Laetitia Dosch’s newly single Parisian woman, Paula, suddenly finds herself struggling in a city that suddenly has nothing to offer her – or her loyal cat – in this bittersweet comedy-drama.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ever wondered how Han first met Chewie, what kind of mileage the Falcon had on it when he bought, or how he first got into waistcoats? This Star Wars spinoff should provide some answers. Alden Ehrenreich fills the biggest flying boots and leather jacket in the movies.

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Edie

Sheila Hancock goes full Ray Mears as the title character in this outdoorsy skew on the pensioner-with-newfound-purpose genre. When her husband dies, Edie resolves to climb Suilven, a Scottish peak, and make up for missed opportunities. Expect uplift, eccentricity and Gor-Tex as far as the eye can see.

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The Breadwinner

Ireland’s answer to Studio Ghibli, Cartoon Saloon (‘Song of the Sea’, ‘The Secret of Kells’) revels in hand-drawn tales full of spark and imagination. This one, co-produced by Angelina Jolie, is no exception. The tale of a young girl from Kabul, it captures the grim realities of life under the Taliban and is spiced with a fantastical folk tale that wouldn’t be out of place on the pages of Scheherazade. 

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Release date: Friday May 25 2018
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McKellen: Playing the Part

Mostly pretty private souls, few actors expose their lives and their craft in the way the great Ian McKellen does in this unusually frank doc. It spans all the way from his childhood in Burnley to his (surprisingly advanced) plans for this funeral, and sees him by turns engaging, forthright and a bit grumpy, yet always hugely entertaining.

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Release date: Sunday May 27 2018
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hd m

i really liked sultan movie

NWG

I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of this movie, and I was extremely glad I did. After watching the previews I felt as though a lot of the movie was given away, but I was blown away by the performances on screen. The movie was centered around a champion prize fighter hitting rock bottom, and slowly climbing his way back into the ring. It was an emotional journey that cannot simply be categorized as a movie about boxing, but rather, an inspiring and riveting tale of parenthood and a father's love for his daughter. The cast was excellent and everyone excelled in their roles. I wouldn't have expected to like Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in a role as much as I did. Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker had Oscar worthy performances. Everyone did a great job with their roles. The cinematography was fantastic, and the fight scenes gave some great first person shots that made you feel as though you were there in the ring fighting along side the actors. Overall, this movie is an experience that is not to be missed

Chris jones

Schoenarts is amazing in 'Rust and Bone' as well, with Marainne Cotillard. By the way he's Belgian, not Dutch, and it not too hard to pronounce if you ignore the spelling - shone (rhymes with bone) arts - shone-arts .