Gurinder Chadha's follow-up to the Delhi-set Viceroy's House brings us a little closer to home - Luton, in fact - with this moving real-life tale of a British Asian teen in 1987 who pursues his dreams with a shot in the arm from the music of Bruce Springsteen.
As Disney's four-pronged assault on UK audiences continues, why not consider some counter-programming from among these rare delights, screening in and around London next month?
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are alone, together, in the terrifying sophomore feature from The Witch's Robert Eggers - and the first trailer has just arrived online.
The film comes alive when it delicately suggests the poignancy of an life where happiness is derived from the approval of children, who are loving but inherently impulsive.
The internet is awash with hot takes on Quentin Tarantino's newest film, Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, but minutes before the first public screening at Cannes today, the second official trailer was uploaded – giving us all the opportunity to enjoy the film's reimagining of Los Angeles in 1969.
As well as the long-awaited UK releases of Vox Lux, Woman at War and High Life (oh, and Godzilla is BACK), May is going to be a great month for catching rare and underseen pics on the big screen in London. It's a good time to be alive.
A recent, presumably sincere, tweet from a concerned film fan negatively compared the directorial debut of Brie Larson, Unicorn Store, to the first film directed by Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill.
The first film from Marvel Studios to focus on a female hero, and one of very few at all in recent memory? The latest high-profile target of 'fan' opprobrium, ostensibly because of opinions held by one of the actors involved? The sixth biggest opening weekend in history? In 2019, there's plenty to untangle about a new superhero film before you even take your seat, and Captain Marvel is the most talked-about in a long time.