Smile will leave you feeling astonished at the smiles of strangers, and make you long for face masks to be back

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SMILE

(18) 115mins                   

★★★★☆

TALKING to someone “died smiling”This may offer comfort to family members and friends of a loved person.

It is used in horror movies Smile to mean that the deceased died in a particularly gruesome manner after they appear to have lost control of their minds.

Chilling horror Smile will make you forever freaked out by smiling strangers

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A chilling horror smile will leave you feeling frightened by strangers who smile.Credit to Alamy
Smile stars Sosie Bacon (daughter of Kevin Bacon) as Dr Rose Cotter

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Smile stars Sosie Bacon (daughter Kevin Bacon) and Dr Rose CotterCredit to Alamy

This terrifying horror film follows the frightening chain of events that haunt Dr Rose Cotter (Sosiebacon), after she witnessed Laura Weaver’s suicide in an emergency mental ward.

The sleep-deprived, paranoid PHD student shouted before her death: “I’m going to f***ing die and no one will listen to me.”
Unexpected scares

Laura believes that Laura is a shape-shifting spirit. “the worst smile I’ve ever seen in my life”Is coming for her.

Moments later, an eerie grin spreads across her face, her eyes lock with Dr Cotter’s and she slowly slits her throat with a broken flower pot shard.

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Prepare for unexpected scares, tense moments — and to be forever more freaked out by smiling strangers in the street.

Director Parker Finn builds tension with unnerving upside down camera angles, chilling songs and hidden smiles that hint to the terror yet to come.

Clever misdirects with a well-written script mean you won’t see the next jump coming.

Sosie Bacon is the leading actress. She is the daughter of Hollywood Alister Kevin Bacon.

You’ll be able to trust no one in this chilling horror as scenes aren’t always what they appear to be because the evil spirit can twist reality.

And the cast, including Caitlin Stasey and Robin Weigert, show great range as they transition between their characters and the demon’s distortion.

A predictable ending and unimpressive animation for the film’s evil entity are the only things to blight a near-perfect supernatural horror.

Apart from a few cheeky gags, don’t expect your terrified frown to be turned upside down at any point, either.

If anything, you’ll be hoping to see face masks make a return this winter to avoid being spooked by a stranger with a scary grin.

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GIRLS GIRL GIRL

(15) 101mins

★★★★☆

This is a great portrayal of the bittersweet teenage years at the edge, as well as the coming-of-age drama in Finland.

Mimmi, who is anxious, and Ronkko her straight-talking friend have part time jobs at a smoothie shop.

Girls, Girls, Girls is a perfect portrayal of the bittersweet adolescent years on the edge of womanhood

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Girls, Girls and Girls is a great portrayal of the bittersweet teenage years at the edge of womanhoodCredit: Nordisk Film

They mix fruit drinks with silly names but also talk about their intimate needs, frustrations and feelings.

Asexual Ronkko wonders if she gets pleasure from sexual encounters.

While Mimmi’s tough exterior is cracking as she develops feelings for figure skater Emma.

Emma, who has spent her entire life training and obsessively focused on it, now needs to balance her new interest in Mimmi with her love for the sport that has defined herself.

Candid and feisty, the trio’s performances impress as the action unfolds over three consecutive weekends.

From the sheer joy of driving to a party with friends, singing along to music and not knowing what the night will bring, to the painful humiliation of sexual encounters that don’t go as planned, it will make you yearn to be young again – while also probably being very glad that you aren’t.

MRS. HARRIS GOES OVER TO PARIS

(PG), 116 minutes

★★★☆☆

A MAN who has spent years cleaning up the mess made by the poor, rude, and inexplicably ungrateful. “marvellous”Ada Harris deserves some luck.

The long-suffering London cleaner, who has been scrimping and saving since her husband Eddie didn’t return from WW2, has come into a large sum of money.

Lesley Manville perfectly portrays the loveable and disarmingly sweet Mrs Harris

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Lesley Manville captures the sweet, disarmingly sweet Mrs Harris perfectlyCredit to Alamy

With her newfound fortune, Ada travels to Paris to buy a £500 Christian Dior dress – and the trip transforms her lowly life for good.

You can expect a surprising series of twists that will see her alter the future of a fashion company, play matchmaker and have a romantic affair of her own.

Lesley Manville plays the role of Mrs Harris in this delightful post-war Cinderella story.

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However, the annoyingly selfless character is now out of date and the film, which was based in 1958 on a novel, relies heavily on well-churned “rags to riches” moments from My Fair Lady and Pretty Woman.

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris is a feel-good flick that will leave you warm and fuzzy inside – until you’re greeted by honking cars and bustling commuters outside the cinema that remind you it’s not the 1950s.

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