Alien: Covenant (15) Today at 6pm.
Another Mother’s Son (12A) Today at 8.30pm.
Pirates Of The Caribbean (12A) A down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) is thrust into an all-new adventure when the hulking Captain Salazar (Bardem) escapes from the Devil’s Triangle with his deadly ghost sailors, hell-bent on eliminating every pirate from the seas. Obliged to make an awkward alliance with a beautiful young astronomer and a headstrong young seafarer, Jack also ropes in a few familiar faces on his quest for the Trident of Poseidon, his only hope of survival. Friday at 6pm and 8.45pm, Saturday at 2.45pm, 5.30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday and Tuesday at 7.30pm, Monday at 8.15pm, Wednesday at 8.30pm and Thursday at 4.15pm.
Beauty And The Beast (PG) Sunday at 2.15pm.
The Zookeeper’s Wife (12A) Kiwi director Niki Caro tells the astonishing true story of Antonina Jabinski (Chastain, The Help) and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh), whose Warsaw zoo became a hub for the Polish underground resistance during the Nazi occupation of their homeland. After much of it is destroyed during the German invasion in 1939, their once thriving animal sanctuary is left at the mercy of the Reich’s chief zoologist (Brühl, Rush). Risking execution if caught, the Jabinskis use what remains as a front for resistance plans to smuggle hundreds of Jews away from the Warsaw Ghetto to safety. By turns moving, riveting and extraordinary, The Zookeeper’s Wife is yet another triumph for Chastain following her recent Oscar nods, but the entire film is something of an ensemble piece with exceptional performances across the board. Sunday and Tuesday at 5pm and Wednesday at 6pm.
The Secret Scripture (12A) Director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In The Name Of The Father) delivers a beautifully realised drama based on Sebastian Barry’s novel. It’s the story of Rose (Redgrave), the sole remaining inhabitant of a decrepit psychiatric hospital, who relives the tragic circumstances that sent her there. In the process we meet her younger self (Mara, never better) and a priest (James) who was complicit in her incarceration. Wonderful performances perfectly interpret Sheridan’s powerful script. Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex and violence. Monday at 6pm and Tuesday at 2pm.
Nt Live: Salome (As Live; 15) Thursday at 7pm.