★★★★☆ Canada / France. 1h40m. Adventure / Historical. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Written by Gérard Brach (screenplay) and J.-H. Rosny (“The Quest For Fire”). Cinematography by Claude Agostini. Edited by Yves Langlois. Music by Philippe Sarde. Starring Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nameer El-Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong, Gary Schwartz, Naseer El-Kadi, Franck-Olivier Bonnet, Jean-Michel Kindt, Kurt Schiegl, Brian Gill.

Set in Paleolithic Europe (80,000 years ago). Involves the struggle for control of fire by early humans.

★★★☆☆ UK / USA. 1h46m. Adventure. Directed by Marc Forster. Written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade (screenplay) and Ian Fleming (story). Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer. Edited by Matt Chesse, Richard Pearson. Music by David Arnold. Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright, Anatole Taubman, David Harbour, Joaquin Cosio, Fernando Guillén Cuervo.

James Bond, out for revenge, joins forces with someone else who has the same motive. The trail leads to a shadow organization.

★★★☆☆ USA. 56m. Horror. Directed by Philip Ford. Written by Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay) and Royal K. Cole, Sherman L. Lowe (story). Cinematography by Reggie Lanning. Edited by William P. Thompson. Music by Edward H. Plumb. Starring Robert Livingston, Lorna Gray, Ian Keith, Thomas E. Jackson, Charles Trowbridge, Earle Hodgins, LeRoy Mason, William Haade, Wilton Graff, Charles Cane.

Someone is breaking into a small medical practice at night and stealing blood, but only of certain types. A young doctor and nurse investigate.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h29m. Sci-Fi. Directed by Douglas Trumbull. Written by Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco. Cinematography by Charles F. Wheeler. Edited by Aaron Stell. Music by Peter Schickele. Starring Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint.

Science fiction with a strong environmentalist message concerning humanity’s attempt to save the Earth’s flora by launching giant greenhouses into space.

★★★★☆ UK. 2h24m. War / Comedy / Musical. Directed by Richard Attenborough. Written by Len Deighton (screenplay) and Gerry Raffles, Joan Littlewood (“The Long Long Trail”) and Charles Chilton (“The Long Long Trail”). Cinematography by Gerry Turpin. Edited by Kevin Connor. Starring Maggie Smith, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roëves, Paul Shelley, Kim Smith, Angela Thorne, Mary Wimbush, Vincent Ball, Pia Colombo, Paul Daneman, Isabel Dean, Christian Doermer.

Summarises and comments on the events of World War I using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings such as Brighton’s West Pier to criticize the manner in which the eventual victory was won.

★★★★☆ USA. 2h2m. Sports / Comedy. Directed by George Roy Hill. Written by Nancy Dowd. Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper. Edited by Dede Allen. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Starring Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Andrew Duncan, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson, Yvon Barrette, Allan Nicholls, Brad Sullivan, Stephen Mendillo, Yvan Ponton, Matthew Cowles, Kathryn Walker, Melinda Dillon, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz.

Depicts a minor league ice hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.

★★★★☆ USA. 2h22m. Sci-Fi / Adventure. Directed by J. J. Abrams. Written by Chris Terrio, J. J. Abrams (screenplay) and Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, J. J. Abrams, Chris Terrio. Cinematography by Dan Mindel. Edited by Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube. Music by John Williams. Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams.

Follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron as they lead the Resistance’s final stand against Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and the First Order, who are now aided by the return of the deceased galactic emperor, Palpatine.

★★★★☆ USA. 1h39m. Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville (screenplay) and Francis Iles (“Before The Fact”). Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr. Edited by William Hamilton. Music by Franz Waxman. Starring Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Nigel Bruce, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel.

A shy spinster runs off with a charming playboy, who turns out to be penniless, a gambler, and dishonest in the extreme. She comes to suspect that he is also a murderer.

★★★★★ USA / France. 2h26m. Mystery / Thriller. Directed by David Lynch. Written by David Lynch. Cinematography by Peter Deming. Edited by Mary Sweeney. Music by Angelo Badalamenti. Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Mark Pellegrino, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe, Dan Hedaya, Angelo Badalamenti, Monty Montgomery, Lee Grant, James Karen, Chad Everett, Richard Green, Rebekah Del Rio.

The story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts), newly arrived in Los Angeles, who meets and befriends an amnesiac woman (Harring) recovering from a car accident. The story follows several other vignettes and characters, including a Hollywood film director (Theroux). Mulholland Drive is widely regarded as one of Lynch’s finest works.

★★★☆☆ UK. 1h23m. Mystery / Romance. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Charles Bennett, Edwin Greenwood, Anthony Armstrong (screenplay) and Gerald Savory, Alma Reville (story) and Josephine Tey (“A Shilling For Candles”). Cinematography by Bernard Knowles. Edited by Charles Frend. Music by Jack Beaver, Louis Levy. Starring Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby, Mary Clare, John Longden, George Curzon.

A young man on the run from a murder charge enlists the help of a woman who must put herself at risk for his cause. It is notable for an elaborately staged crane shot Hitchcock devised towards the end of the film, which identifies the real murderer.