This Week: Loving Vincent, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, The Mountain Between Us and more

by Marshall Julius

12th February 2018

Sometimes I amaze even myself.
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This Week: Loving Vincent, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, The Mountain Between Us and more

Cleverly told and breathtaking to behold, Loving Vincent offers a novel take on the biopic, piecing together artist Vincent van Gogh’s life a year after his death. Beyond the smartness of the story, the key draw of this beautiful film is that it’s animated entirely with oil paintings. That took rather some time but boy, it was worth the effort.

A teenage minifigure defies an evil warlord in The LEGO Ninjago Movie, a film with equal measures of humour, invention and colourful visuals. Great voice cast too, from Jackie Chan and Dave Franco to Fred Armisen and Kumail Nanjiani.

Old mates from college come a cropper in a spooky forest in The Ritual, an atmospheric British frightener starring Rafe Spall and Sam Troughton.

Two stranded strangers battle to overcome harsh, wintery elements in The Mountain Between Us, a sweeping survival drama starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith deliver six of their best in Inside No. 9: Series Four, a varied anthology show full of wonder, pathos, wit and surprise.

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