Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from Hampstead

    Five films to see in June

    1 June 2017

    Wonder Woman

    So far the critical reaction to this much-hyped superhero blockbuster from DC Comics has been positive, but now cinema-goers can decide for themselves whether it’s any good or not. Israeli actress Gal Gadot stars in the title role, a part she briefly played in 2016’s Batman v Superman, with Chris Pine alongside side her as a US spy. This origin story sees our heroine become embroiled in World War One. Released on June 1.


    Playing Churchill is a rite of passage for aging British actors. Gary Oldman is giving us his Winston later in the year in Darkest Hour, but not before Brian Cox does a spot of cigar chomping himself in this new film set on the eve of D-Day. Miranda Richardson and Mad Men’s John Slattery co-star. Released on June 16.


    This light and bright London-set romantic comedy, ‘inspired by a true story’, is playing squarely to the Richard Curtis crowd. Diane Keaton plays an American widower who becomes beguiled by the grumpy loner, played by Brendan Gleeson, who lives in a shack on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Released on June 23.

    Alone in Berlin

    Gleeson has another star turn this month in this adaptation of Hans Fallada’s best-selling novel. The Irish actor teams up with Emma Thompson to play a married couple committing small acts of rebellion in Nazi Germany at the height of World War II. Released on June 30

    A Man Called Ove

    Another adaptation of a huge-selling book, this Swedish film is the big screen version of Fredrik Backman’s story about a Scandinavian Victor Meldrew who is forced to re-evaluate his bolshiness – and his unhappy past – when a new family, including a pair of friendly kids, move in next door. Released on June 30