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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

PLANNING ON HEADING to the cinema this weekend?

There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid? We take a look.

A Wrinkle In Time

Disney Movie Trailers / YouTube

What we know

Ava Duvernay directs the €100m film version of the classic children’s book. A young girl goes to rescue her father, who’s trapped in a ‘wrinkle in time’, and meets some interesting characters along the way.

What the critics say

  • “It is a film that is undoubtedly always aware of its own value system, if not preachy then a bit teachy, bearing the same reverence for women’s education and cultural diversity as the Narnia stories had for Christianity.” – The Guardian
  • “And the truth is that, judged on its own terms, A Wrinkle in Time is a pretty good, perhaps even a quite good, movie. But it is a children’s movie. See it with a child or—as DuVernay recommends—with a child’s wonder.” – The Atlantic

What’s it rated?

Unsane

Bleecker Street / YouTube

What we know

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, in this film a young woman talks to a counsellor about a man who’s stalking her – and ends up being committed to a facility herself. How can she get out when everyone thinks she is insane? (This was also entirely shot on an iPhone 7)

What the critics say

  • “For most of its runtime, Unsane is a nerve-jangling modern-day Kafka story, as Sawyer and her horrified mother (Amy Irving) crash up against an indifferent bureaucracy designed to keep people like Sawyer locked up.” – GQ
  • “The tension created through the precise pacing is good, but there are too many instances where it feels as though it’s going into the television procedural realm, and it goes a bit off the rails.” -  RTÉ

What’s it rated?

Dark River

Film4 / YouTube

What we know

A woman returns to the family farm after her father’s death – and has to confront old demons as she attempts to take what’s rightfully hers. Stars Ruth Wilson of The Affair.

What the critics say

  • “The third film from Clio Barnard (following The Arbor and The Selfish Giant), Dark River sensitively explores the way a traumatic memory can seep through a life in the same way that poisoned groundwater can taint a piece of land.” – The Guardian
  • “Indeed, there’s a lot in Dark River that could be from a 19th century novel. There’s a big house at its core, there’s a near-death from exposure in the wilderness, and its central conflict revolves around who left the family home and who stayed. More contemporary is the frankness about sexual abuse.” – Empire

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (470)
Unsane (120)
A Wrinkle In Time (116)
Dark River (68)

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