Even on this Avengers comedown weekend, there's lots of good stuff opening in cinemas.
I Feel Pretty **1/2
The premise of this humorous but ultimately annoying film couldn't be more straightforward. Amy Schumer plays a woman who doesn't believe she's beautiful.
All that changes in this body-shaming version of Big when Schumer's Renee Bennett gets a bang on the head while attending an exercise class. She wakes up convinced she looks amazing, and that gives her a massive confidence boost.
By any barometer other than the barmiest of body fascism, Amy Schumer is a very attractive woman. And if you think she's fat, well then you're stupid. Read our full review here.
Lean on Pete ****
Lean on Pete is a faithful adaptation of Willy Vlautin's poignant 2010 novel of the same name, a moving portrait of a troubled youth in search of a home and shelter.
Charley (Charlie Plummer), a sensitive young teenager, lives with his shiftless, beer-guzzling dad in what is little more than a glorified shack on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. His mother lit off when he was a kid; the family of two is bound to fragment. His dad has a new girlfriend, who is separated, not divorced - therein lies the trouble, but we will not spoil. Read our full review here.
Talk about an early delivery...
Tully really has no business being released in cinemas in May. Over six months out from awards season, even though Charlize Theron, director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are also on board as producers? Seriously, who decided now was the time for this big screen bow?
Let's hope voters have long memories, because this gritty and gooey comedy-drama about motherhood - reuniting the Juno team of Reitman and Cody with their Young Adult star Theron - is way too good to be filed under 'what might have been'. Read our full review here.
A Cambodian Spring ****
Derry director Chris Kelly believes that anyone with any sense of moral justice would be angered by the events depicted in his documentary, A Cambodian Spring, which recalls the forced evictions of 18,000 residents living by Boeung Kak Lake.
Ultimately, Chris Kelly wants to dispel despair and raise hope through his remarkable film. "When people are together and united and they have solidarity they are much stronger than when they are on their own and divided," he says, referring to the Boeung Kak Lake residents. Read our full review here.
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.
A thriller that deserves a bigger audience than it's going to get, 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.