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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (June 14-20), from Ocean’s 8 to The Insult

From an all-female heist caper to a Lebanese courtroom drama, from a bittersweet French tale romcom to a minimalist Japanese family tale and another dinosaur spectacle, these are the picks of the flicks this week

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 June, 2018, 8:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 June, 2018, 8:00am

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1. Ocean’s 8

An all-female reboot of Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 hit Ocean’s Eleven – itself based on the 1960 film of the same name – this star-studded heist caper is slight on surprise but ridiculously abundant in talent, led by Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway as master thieves in an infectiously fun outing. (Opens on June 14)

2. The Insult

At once thought-provoking, impious and a little hopeful, Ziad Doueiri’s riveting courtroom drama – a nominee for best foreign-language film at this year’s Oscars – sees a civilian dispute somehow evolve into a national crisis that pits Christians against Muslims in the long shadow of the Lebanese civil war. (Opens on June 14)

3. Bright Sunshine In

Loosely inspired by Roland Barthes’ astute observations in A Lover’s Discourse, French auteur Claire Denis delivers one of her most amusing films to date with this bittersweet romcom, which considers the destabilising effects of romance via Juliette Binoche’s newly divorced painter as she looks for love all over again. (Now showing)

4. Dad’s Lunch Box

The heart-warming family drama is elevated by meticulous food preparation sequences in this deceptively slight film – based on a single viral tweet and largely devoid of plot – which is just the latest in a long line of delightful films crafted with the same miraculous recipe that has made Japanese cinema proud. (Opens on June 14)

5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

An enjoyable summer movie and a not-so-subtle transitional plot to set up the next instalment of the profitable franchise, this fifth Jurassic film takes its audience on another theme park ride early on the magma-threatened Isla Nubla, before taking the action to the mainland. A frivolous, yet undeniably thrilling, spectacle. (Now showing)

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