Avengers: Infinity War is the blockbuster in cinemas this weekend, but there's also the chance to see great Irish acting talent in the drama The Delinquent Season and the thriller Beast.

Avengers: Infinity War ****
One way or another, this was always going to be something of a watermark movie for Marvel. At this stage - a hefty 19 films in - it was the first occasion that the Marvel Comics Universe came together, and fans have been hoping that this cinematic equivalent of a comic book crossover would work.

They will not be disappointed. This is, ultimately, a jaw-dropping game-changer.

And there's even plenty for those feeling a little bit (or even a lot) jaded with the seemingly endless supply of superhero movies. Without giving too much away, Avengers: Infinity War basically takes The Empire Strikes Back model and chucks it out the window. This is pretty much as dark as Marvel gets. Read our full review here.

The Delinquent Season ****
Some films should carry a warning that they're not date movie material. Buying a ticket for The Delinquent Season feels like a guarantee that you won't be leaving the cinema in the best of form.

For his feature directing debut, playwright and screenwriter Mark O'Rowe (Howie the Rookie, Intermission) has brought together four top-of-their-game Irish actors - Cillian Murphy, Andrew Scott, Eva Birthistle, Catherine Walker - to pick the locks on the human heart. Moving uncomfortably in the seat is very much part of the experience.

Two couples - all friends - show no signs or symptoms of seven-year itching, secure in their lives as partners and parents. But sure enough, it's not long before the four of them are looking over the edge of that cliff... Read our full review here.

Beast ****
A thriller that deserves a bigger audience than it's going to get (even if the latest Avengers wasn't opening), Beast sees Taboo and I'd Do Anything star Jessie Buckley burn up the screen in a story of suspicion and sublimated rage spilling over.

Tour guide Moll (Buckley) lives a lonely life on Jersey. An emotional punch-bag for her mother (Geraldine James), she is verbally reduced to an almost pre-pubescent state and never left in any doubt that she's not good enough for her life to be her own.

Then along comes Pascal (Johnny Flynn). Read our full review here. 

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The Cured ****
This Morning After the Dead sees Ireland trying to pick up the pieces after the Maze virus turned the place into Funderland for zombies. As the title suggests, however, the antidote was successful in 75 per cent of cases, and the 'lucky' ones are now facing up to life in a very hostile world.

Among the third wave of returnees is Senan (Sam Keeley), who is billeted with widowed sister-in-law Abigail (Ellen Page). While he no longer has a taste for his fellow Dubliners, Senan still has all the memories of what he did while under the influence - and things get very sticky when old hunting partner Conor (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) comes calling. Read our full review here. 

The Leisure Seeker ***
The Leisure Seeker's heart is in the right place but this portrait of late life slowly becomes a creaky OAP satire.

In his first English-language feature, Italian director Paolo Virzì (The First Beautiful ThingHuman Capital) struggles to tackle the thorny issue of aging with ease. 

The movie coasts on the charms of its characters - Ella (Helen Mirren), a cancer patient; and her husband of 50 years, John (Donald Sutherland), a former English professor battling Alzheimer's. Read our full review here.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ***
The late Victoria Wood joked that a sure sign of growing old was seeing Scholl Sandals on display and thinking they looked nice. 

The movie equivalent is Guernsey - Sunday evening comfort telly on the big screen.

The setting is 1946 as Lily James' best-selling author Juliet Ashton travels to The Channel Islands to find out more about the book club that provided a light during wartime darkness for its motley membership. Read our full review here.