Chris Hemsworth

US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year

Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale

Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse

Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas

A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders

Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics

Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington

Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.

Three hot films to see: Thor, Dallas Buyers Club and Blue is the Warmest Color

Matthew McConaughey’s reformed homophobe and Chris Hemsworth’s hunky Thor are your top choices at the movies this week

Rush thrills, Metallica pumps, Enough Said and Don Jon win as romantic comedies

Fun-loving men vs methodical plodders. Rush plays out the mythic contest on and off the race car track

Big praise for Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Red Dawn, not so much.

Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook get my highest recommendation this week.

Reviews of Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White, Bernie, Piranha 3DD and more, including two gems

Young love and old love contrast and compete in Wes Anderson’s quirky new film, Moonrise Kingdom.