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Review: Transformers: The Last Knight (12A))

The battle between the last vestiges of mankind and the Transformers reaches a shattering conclusion in the fifth and final picture in the bombastic franchise, directed by Michael Bay. Following events in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, The Last Knight opens after Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) has temporarily abandoned Earth in search of the Autobots’ creators.

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FAMILY TIES:  Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher and Naomi Watts.   PICTURE: PA Photo/Alison Cohen Rosa/Focus Features LLC.

Review: The Book of Henry (12A)

Director Colin Trevorrow’s eagerly-anticipated follow-up to dino-blockbuster Jurassic World is a different lumbering beast. A clumsy mix of rites-of-passage drama, terminal illness weepie and revenge thriller, The Book Of Henry is about a precocious savant, who conceives the perfect murder of an abusive neighbour, then asks his mother and little brother to carry out the plan when a brain tumour renders him incapable.

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ODD COUPLE ROMANCE: Diane Keaton as well-to-do widow Emily and Brendan Gleeson as homeless Irishman Harry. PICTURE:  PA PHOTO/NICK  WALL/ENTERTAINMENT.

Annie Hall star is back on the big screen

As Diane Keaton returns to the big screen in Hampstead, she talks to Kate Whiting about playing a fish out of water.

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Alec Secareanu and Josh O'Connor in God's Own Country

‘Yorkshire’s Brokeback Mountain’ wows them on the red carpet

IT WAS a stellar cast by any standard: Kevin Bacon, Stanley Tucci and Richard E Grant. But they all took second billing to a farmer’s son from Keighley.

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Darth Vader greeting fans at the STAR WARS Identities exhibition at The O2, London. Photos: Lucasfilm Ltd  & TM 2017

PREVIEW: Star Wars Identities exhibition is out of this world

The Force is strong in the UK with a new Star Wars Identities exhibition landing for a summer long visit and it really is out of this world, as Graham Walker has been finding out.
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Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise. Picture by Bruce Rolllinson.

Matthew Lewis: Why I almost fell out of love with acting on the set of Harry Potter

He may have cut his acting teeth at Hogwarts, but Matthew Lewis tells Finlay Greig why Harry Potter - and that fat suit - almost snuffed out his love of performing for good.

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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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NATION RALLYING: Danny Webb as Alan Brooke and Brian Cox as Winston Churchill.  PA Photo/Lionsgate Films/Graeme Hunter.

Film review: Churchill

Churchill finds Britain’s favourite Briton in the odd position of being the central character in a biopic intent on following the template of The King’s Speech, despite focusing on a portion of his life wholly unsuited to such a treatment.

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HISTORY: Brian Cox as Winston Churchill and Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill. PA Photo/Lionsgate Films/Graeme Hunter.

A great Briton

The director and cast of the latest film portrait of Winston Churchill talk to Gemma Dunn about the man behind the myth.

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FAMILY: Lindsay Duncan, Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace in Gifted.

Review: Gifted (12A)

A precocious six-year-old girl with a beautiful mind is the glittering prize of an acrimonious custody battle in Marc Webb’s deeply moving drama.

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LIFE STORY: Nick Broomfields film  about Whitney Houston is out now.

Review:Whitney: Can I Be Me (15)

Director Nick Broomfield has made a career out of crafting revealing documentary portraits of people whose closest confidants are reluctant to talk to him.

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A scene from Timothy Kellys documentary Brexitannia, being screened as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest.

A country united in gloom after being divided by Brexit

Filmmaker Timothy Kelly’s new documentary examines Brexit and the impact it has had on the country. Chris Bond talked to him ahead of his visit to Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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PREVIEW: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 from Joe Cocker to Jo Cox - 20 must things to see and do

Full Monty celebrity strippers, twerking dance classes, talks with big names like Sir Lenny Henry and documentaries about Joe Cocker to Jo Cox are all part of this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest.
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My Cousin Rachel in UK cinemas from Friday, June 9, 2017.

WIN: My Cousin Rachel limited edition hardback books set and film artwork

Romantic novelist Daphne du Maurier's best seller My Cousin Rachel has been turned into a new feature film and to celebrate its release we have an exclusive prize up for grabs.
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Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017 at Sheffield Arena June 3 and 4.

Yorkshire Cosplay Con realistic weapons ban in security crackdown at Sheffield Arena

Yorkshire Cosplay Con fans who dress as their fantasy heroes have been told not to bring realistic looking weapons to this weekend's annual event in a security crackdown at Sheffield Arena.
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Review: After The Storm (15)

Review: After The Storm (15)

Japanese director Koreeda Horikazu follows up last year’s Our Little Sister with another carefully observed, quietly compelling drama about the fractious nature of families when life hasn’t quite panned out as hoped.

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REBOOT: Zac Efron plays Matt Brody and Dwayne Johnson plays Mitch Buchannon.  Picture : PA Photo/Paramount.

Review: Baywatch (15)

The eternally cheesy 1990s teatime telly show gets a 21 Jump Street-style reboot – minus Jump Street’s sharp script, adroit casting and mastery of tone. Instead it casts Dwayne Johnson in the David Hasselhoff role and Zac Efron as the cocky new recruit to his team of body-conscious lifeguards, whose inflated sense of their own crime-fighting responsibilities brings them into conflict with their boss, a ruthless drug syndicate and local law enforcement.

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LIFE-AFFIRMING: My Life as a Courgette is out in selected cinemas. IMAGE: PA Photo/Thunderbird Releasing.

Review: My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Claude Barras’ stop-motion animated fable is a deeply moving and life-affirming adaptation of Gilles Paris’ 2002 novel. It runs to a sprightly 66 minutes but packs a bigger emotional wallop than films twice the length.

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AMAZONIAN: Gal Gadot take the lead role in Wonder Woman.

Review: Wonder Woman (12A)

Wonder Woman unfolds largely in flashback during the First World War and employs a framing device that dovetails neatly with lead star Gal Gadot’s appearance in last summer’s superhero smackdown, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

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MYSTERY: Rachel Weisz in My Cousin Rachel, above, and inset with husband Daniel Craig. Picture: PA Photo/Fox UK

Level playing field

With My Cousin Rachel out soon Rachel Weisz tells Gemma Dunn that gender equality in Hollywood is high on her agenda.

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