In the downward trajectory of late-era Allen comes a startling spike to remind us how great he still can be, especially when it comes to women's roles.
Blue Jasmine (12A)
(Woody Allen, 2013, US) Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard. 98 mins
This show belongs to Blanchett, playing a Manhattan one-percenter brought down to earth. Propped up by alcohol, drugs and her sister, she's an accident that's already happening, and a magnificent, tragicomic creation.
(Denis Villeneuve, 2013, US) Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano. 153 mins
A kidnapping case refuses to crack in this weighty, slippery whodunit.
Greedy Lying Bastards (12A)
(Craig Scott Rosebraugh, 2012, US) 90 mins
Climate-change deniers get a dose of their own medicine, as this impassioned doc lays out a history of hypocrisy.
(Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor, 2013, Ire/Sin/UK) Aidan Gillen, Zoe Tay, Michael Thomas. 95 mins
Gillen finds his identity slipping during a visit to Singapore in a sombre character study.
(Margarethe von Trotta, 2012, Ger/Lux/Fra) Barbara Sukowa. 113 mins
Respectful account of Arendt's reporting of Adolf Eichmann's trial, and her insights into evil.
Runner Runner (15)
(Brad Furman, 2013, US) Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton. 91 mins
Timberlake is lured in by Affleck's dodgy Costa Rica-based web tycoon.
It's A Lot (15)
(Darwood Grace, Femi Oyeniran, 2013, UK) Femi Oyeniran, Red Madrell, Roxy Sternberg. 96 mins
Broad teen comedy riffing on black British class differences.
Girl Most Likely(12A)
(Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, 2012, US) Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening. 103 mins
Wiig can't strike that Bridesmaids spark in this underpowered comedy.
Smash & Grab: The Story Of The Pink Panthers (12A)
(Havana Marking, 2013, UK/US/Ser) 89 mins
Fascinating account of the notorious global thieves.
(Jerusha Hess, 2013, UK) Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie. 97 mins
A Darcy-obsessed singleton finds her place at an Austen theme park.
In The Name Of (15)
(Malgorzata Szumowska, 2013, Pol) Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewiczj, Lukasz Simlat. 102 mins
A priest working with young male offenders grapples with sexual temptation.
Bring Me The Head Of The Machine Gun Woman (18)
(Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, 2012, Chi) Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Jorge Alis. 73 mins
Gleefully violent Chilean romp.
Nothing But A Man (12A)
(Michael Roemer, 1964, US) Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris. 91 mins
Lucid African-American love story capturing life in the still-racist 1960s South.
The Wicker Man (15)
(Robin Hardy, 1973, UK) Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland. 84 mins
After 40 years, the landmark pagan folk-horror gets a restoration.
Out from Friday
The Crash ReelLucy Walker's doc on the price of pro snowboarding.
James McAvoy plays Irvine Welsh's bent copper.
Sunshine On Leith
The Proclaimers' back catalogue becomes an Edinburgh musical.
Thanks For Sharing
Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and other sex addicts come together, or not.
For Those In Peril
Scottish drama set in a tragic fishing village.
How I Live Now
Saoirse Ronan's English romance is derailed by world war three.
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
Slavoj Zižek's guide to film politics.
The To Do List
Aubrey Plaza takes a crash course in sexual experience.
Doc about a North Korean child prisoner.
Matthew Fox investigates postwar Japan.
Folie A Deux
Documentary on a British property dream gone sour.
Metallica: Through The Never
The rock titans' take on a concert movie.
Japanese samurai action with a non-violent message.
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