■ The Man in the Hat
A man (Ciaran Hinds) wearing a hat sets off from Marseilles in a small Fiat 500. On the seat beside him is a framed photograph of an unknown woman. Behind him is a 2CV into which are squeezed five bald men. As he travels north through France, he encounters people, sights and sounds, and much more.
Jennifer Hudson channels her inner Aretha Franklin in a movie that takes the audience from the soul queen’s childhood to her recording of the album Amazing Grace.
Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind. He navigates the darkly alluring waters of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. When Nick takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), a simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Nick tries to discover the truth about Mae’s disappearance he uncovers a violent conspiracy and must decide how far he is prepared to go to hold on to those he loves.
■ The Night House
Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, a woman (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home her husband built for her. But then the dreams come. She senses a presence in the house, but the light of day washes away any proof of a haunting. She starts digging into her husband’s belongings and finds strange and terrible secrets, and a mystery she is determined to resolve
■ Free Guy
A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) realises he is a background character in a video game that will soon go offline.
Matt Damon stars as an American oil-rig worker who travels to France to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she says she did not commit. Against all odds, he builds a new life as he tries to clear his daughter’s name.
■ Coming Home in the Dark
New Zealand film in which a teacher (Erik Thomson) and his family are taken by two drifters on a nightmare road trip with links to a dark event in the past.
■ The Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Daniela Melchior, John Cena and Sylvester Stallone (voicing a walking shark) star in a DC Comics-derived story of villains released from prison for a kamikaze mission on behalf of the US government.
■ Jungle Cruise
Riverboat captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) transports British scientist Dr Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), and her brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess great healing powers. They come up against dangerous animals, a deadly environment and a competing expedition.
■ The Justice of Bunny King
Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) is Bunny King, a mother of two trying to get her children back but making questionable decisions as she tries to do the right thing.
■ Space Jam: A New Legacy
LeBron James and his son Dom get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI’s digitised champions of the court.
■ The Godmother
A French-Arabic translator in charge of phone surveillance for a narcotics police unit realises she knows the mother of one of the drug dealers and decides to cover for him. Soon she is using her insider knowledge and police resources to build her own crime network.
■ The Man in the Hat
A man travels through France in a Fiat 500, accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman, and pursued by five angry men in a Citroen Dyane. Stars Ciaran Hinds.