The best films to watch at the cinema this week – and what to avoid

Elsa et al are back for another blast of Frozen magic
Elsa et al are back for another blast of Frozen magic Credit: Disney

This week’s cinema includes Marriage Story, a comedy-drama about divorce starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, directed by Noah Baumbach.

Frozen 2 brings Elsa and Anna back to our screens for a new journey north.

The Report is Driver’s second turn of the week, as this time he investigates CIA “enhanced interrogation” techniques.

Le Mans ’66 pits Matt Damon against Christian Bale in the most venerable race of all.

And finally, the season is nearly upon us. Last Christmas is a goofy romcom starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.

Marriage Story ★★★★★

Noah Baumbach’s tremendous new comedy-drama tracks a divorce that turns from amicable to rancorous with hair-raising ease. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are on the form of their careers as the couple on the curdle in this uproarious, heartbreaking film.

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Frozen 2 ★★★★☆

An encore from the singing princess sisters (Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell) who journey north with old friends – and a new power ballad or two – to find the source of Elsa’s icy magic.

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The Report ★★★☆☆

Adam Driver stars as Daniel J Jones, the Senate staffer tasked with investigating the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” during America’s War on Terror. Scott Z Burns – a frequent screenwriter for Steven Soderbergh – brings us a pointed, bone-dry procedural about torture and bureaucracy.

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Le Mans ’66 ★★★☆☆

Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in a meaty retelling of Ford’s rivalry with Ferrari. It’s catnip for petrolheads.

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Last Christmas ★★★☆☆

Emilia Clarke is a Fleabag-lite singleton wooed by Henry Golding’s enigmatic suitor in this London-set sweet festive romcom.

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