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The best films to watch in the UK this March 2021

Nomadland, plus Netflix's News of the World

By Wendy Ide   March 2021

Photo: Searchlight Pictures

News of the World, Netflix, 29th January

Director Paul Greengrass reunites with Tom Hanks, but trades the sinewy tension of their last collaboration, Captain Phillips, for a more pensive portrait of America in crisis. Hanks plays a Civil War veteran and itinerant news man who finds himself escorting an orphaned 10-year-old girl across a country still raw from conflict. The film adheres to the conventions of the Western genre—including a clumsy handling of Native American cultures—but the superb acting sparks life into a picture which touches on timely themes, not least America’s testy relationship with news media.

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