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Martin Freeman as Bilbo doesn't have much to do in the final part of The Hobbit trilogy

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

By far the shortest and bloodiest of the trilogy, The Battle of The Five Armies more than lives up its name but the main character are left largely on the sidelines

  • Jim Broadbent steals the show as the big red one

    Get Santa

    A heart warming Christmas caper that belongs to Jim Broadbent as a bumbling but wise Santa who finds himself behind bars after he crashlands in London on Christmas Eve

  • Larking about on a Lambretta in 1960s Warsaw - that's Roman Polanski steering.

    Jazz in Polish Cinema

    Jazz in Polish Cinema - Out of the Underground 1958-1967 features four CDs and includes the score for Roman Polanski's 1962 classic, Knife in the Water.

  • Jude Law stars as submarine commander Robinson in Black Sea

    The Black Sea

    John Byrne is impressed by Kevin MacDonald's tense submarine thriller starring Jude Law

  • Mirza Waheed: an innate poetic sensibility but he also knows how to control a thriller.

    The Book of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed

    Mirza Waheed won the Guardian's First Book award for his debut novel, The Collaborator. His second novel is centred on the love affair between a young Shia woman and her Sunni lover as the Kashmir conflict rages in the early 1990s.

  • Tim (Ansel Elgort) and Brandy (Kaitlyn Dever) in Men, Women and Children

    Men, Women and Children

    Men, Women and Children trundles dutifully between a few slices of social network life in Austin, Texas, mostly the lives of teens. File under 'mildly diverting'.

  • Penguins of Madagascar

    Penguins of Madagascar

    It looks like DreamWorks have another hit on their hands with this fun spin-off about four adventurous penguins

  • The Inbetweeners' James Buckley stars in The Pyramid

    The Pyramid

    Terror stalks an ancient burial space in this fun horror story starring The Inbetweeners' James Buckley

  • Even The Czars name suggested faded grandeur and eventual failure

    The Czars - Best of

    This excellent compilation of John Grant's first band shows early signs of his future greatness

  • Paddington

    It seemed like a nigh-on-impossible task to do justice to the institution that is Paddington on the big screen - but they've done it.

  • Horrible Bosses 2 hinges on the chemistry between leading men Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman

    Horrible Bosses 2

    If you're in the market for an undemanding, relatively amusing way to while away a couple of hours, then Horrible Bosses 2 could be just the ticket.

  • Grace and Edwyn share a joke

    The Possibilities are Endless

    One Sunday evening in 2005, Scottish musician Edwyn Collins suffered a cerebral haemorrhage before falling into a coma, Beginning with interviews conducted in 2011, this strikingly original documentary traces his perilous path to recovery.

  • Clare Lewis documentary focuses on Muhammad Ali as a family man

    I Am Ali

    The life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is well represented in film and documentaries - but with I Am Ali, director Clare Lewins has differentiated her approach with an emphasis on Ali as a family man and doting father.

  • This blunt examination of the end of love is certainly emotionally raw

    The Coronas - The Long Way

    Danny O'Reilly picks over the end of his relationship with television presenter Laura Whitmore on this strident and angry new album from the Dublin rockers

  • Lawrence gives her best performance of the series so far

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The odds are in its favour.