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Sadness and wonder: Paul Dano as a young Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy

A biopic about Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is an understated gem

People bow to statues of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il (PA)

An enjoyable account of the barely believable lengths the former North Korea went to in the name of propaganda

Montgomery Clift as a conflicted priest in Hitchcock’s I Confess

An even-handed study of Alfred Hitchcock’s cinema highlights the great director’s Catholic worldview

Trouble ahead: A scene from Force Majeure

Force Majeure is both a tense family drama and a brilliant black comedy

Sean Penn in The Gunman

Amid The Gunman’s carnage and moral ambivalence, Mark Rylance steals the show

Jude Law (PA)

The British actor will reportedly star as a conservative Italian-American pontiff in The Young Pope

Julie Andrews plays the hopeless novice Maria in the scintillating Sound of Music

There’s no problem with Maria

Bishop Williamson called The Sound of Music ‘soul-rotting slush’, but the film is actually a profoundly Catholic work of artistic genius

Oscar Isaac as Abel Morales: smartly dressed in pursuit of a villain

J C Chandor’s latest film, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, doesn’t quite deliver the goods

Frederick Wiseman’s film uncovers the inner workings of the National Gallery (CNS)

Frederick Wiseman’s new film about the National Gallery is reassuringly serious

A scene from the EXIT ADMD film

A film presented by EXIT highlights the importance of offering solace to those who have lost the will to live