Critics Choice: Film

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Southpaw (15)

Documentary about Frankie Barrett, the 22-year-old amateur boxer.

Waking Ned (PG)

Lottery fever hits the tiny village of Tully More, in this thoroughly Oirish comedy.

Central Station (15)

Walter Salles's road movie about an ageing letter-writer and her trip across Brazil.

Festen (Celebration) (15) A family party disintegrates into retribution and grief.

The Thin Red Line (15)

Terrence Malick returns with a strange, epic drama set in Guadalcanal during WWII.

Opening on Friday

Plunkett and Macleane (15)

Robert Carlyle and Johnny Lee Miller play 18th-century Highwaymen.

Tea With Mussolini (PG)

Franco Zeffirelli's war drama starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Joan Plowright.

The Night of the Hunter (12)

Charles Laughton directs psychopathic preacher Robert Mitchum.

Blast from the Past (15)

Alicia Silverstone attempts a comeback (again).