Film | Green Book - a film about racial equality that feels biased and reductive

When Copacabana closes for refurbishment, bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) is invited to interview for a driving job to tide his family over until it reopens. Despite his racial prejudices, he agrees to chauffeur "Doc" Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on his troupe's planned tour of the Deep South, from New York to  Alabama, promising his wife Delores (Linda Cardellini) that he'll be home in time for Christmas.

Film | Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse - there's a new webslinger in town

Meanwhile, in another dimension, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is bitten by a radioactive spider while exploring the subway with his Uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali). When he witnesses the opening of an trans-dimensional portal orchestrated by Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), Miles becomes a magnet for pan-dimensional Spider-people pulled into his reality. These include Peter B Parker (Jake Johnson), an alternate Spider-man who prefers sweatpants to spandex; Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), her reality’s Spider-woman; Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), a black-and-white crime-fighter plucked from the 1930s; Peni Parker, a child psychically bonded with a spider-bot (Kimiko Glenn); and Peter Porker (John Mulaney): Spider-pig. Together, they must close down the portal, but not before using it to return each of them to their respective New Yorks.

Film | Shoplifters - a crime caper more interested in its lovable rogues

As far as the authorities are concerned Grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) lives alone; in reality, however, she has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that this never happens. Using her pension -- or damages, as she sees them -- as collateral, she has adopted an extended family -- the Shibatas -- to keep her company for the rest of her days. Sharing her home are Osama (Lily Franky), a construction worker; Nobuyo (Sakura Andô), a laundry assistant; Aki (Mayu Matsuoka), a teenage runaway; and Shota (Kairi Jō), a young apprentice, all of whom earn their keep. When Osama brings home a young girl seemingly abandoned by her own family, however, the media reports of kidnapping and the resultant police investigation threaten to expose them for the criminals they have always been.