Cinema new releases - our film expert Jason Best previews and reviews the best movies coming out this Friday

Cinema new releases this Friday…

Murder on the Orient Express – Out 3rd November

Kenneth Branagh’s little grey cells have been working overtime. Not only is he the director of this glossy Agatha Christie murder mystery, he’s also playing the man behind the moustache – dapper Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, here investigating the death of a shady businessman aboard the eponymous train. Pénelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman, Judi Dench [main pic with Olivia] and Michelle Pfeiffer feature in the starry line-up of suspects. [Preview]

The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Out 3rd November

Married medics Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman and their two children lead picture-perfect lives. But we’ve barely begun admiring their ideal home before things start going askew. Fate, it seems, has dark things in store for them – as does teenage interloper Barry Keoghan. Slow moving and decidedly strange, this surreal psychological chiller will knock you off-kilter. Rating: ****

Thelma – Out 3rd November

Fan of Nordic noir? This Scandi shocker hits the spot, even if it isn’t the usual fare. No woolly jumpers or dysfunctional detectives: just a shy teenage student (Eili Harboe) whose unsettling experience of leaving home for uni uncorks disturbing supernatural powers within her. A bit like Carrie, but without buckets of blood. Rating: ****

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Credits: Nicola Dove