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Double-crosses, sword fights and a messy night out: London on screen this month

Date posted: 09.05.2017

Ah, Spring, and London is coming out to bask in the sun, on both streets and screen.

This month has got off to an action-packed start, with affectionately schlocky espionage thriller Unlocked in cinemas from Friday 5 May. Noomi Rapace stars as a rogue CIA agent out to save the world, by way of Wembley and the East End. On the same day, Woody Harrelson's ambitious single-take comedy Lost in London hit screens, starring Harrelson as Harrelson on a particularly messy night out in London (we've all been there).

Stepping way back in time, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is out on Friday 12 May. Guy Ritchie's sword-clashing take on the fantasy epic stars Charlie Hunnam as a bulked-up Arthur, and Jude Law as his very naughty uncle.

An absurdist take on war, politics and hubris, Netflix Original film War Machine stars Brad Pitt as a narcissistic US army general, and will be available to watch from 26 May. 

Also on Netflix, the second season of cult Wachowski sci-fi series Sense8 is now online, with all 10 new episodes now available to stream.

Need more London? Still on big and small screens around the UK, the capital shows its dark side in Riz Ahmed noir thriller City of Tiny Lights and gets gritty with the story of the British Black Panther movement of the 1970s in Sky Atlantic series Guerilla, starring Idris Elba and Freida Pinto.

April also saw glowing reviews for witty Blitz-set drama Their Finest and emotional adaptation of Julian Barnes novel of the same name, The Sense of an Ending, along with turns in documentaries Who's Gonna Love Me Now and A Moving Image, all still showing in cinemas across the UK.

Catch up on season three of Catastrophe, available to watch in full on All 4. On ITV Hub, as well as Prime Suspect: 1973 on ITV Hub. 


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