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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.

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.

But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

Hail, Caesar!

Source: Universal Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Set in 1951, during the Golden Age of cinema, this Coen Brothers flick sees George Clooney play an actor who gets kidnapped. Other stars include Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson.

What the critics say

  • Hail, Caesar! is a lot of fun, and beautifully crafted, too. One to savour.” - The Guardian
  • “But there’s no denying the power of said kitsch in the studio’s climactic re-creation of Calvary, complete with stirring music and soaring speeches, turning Hail, Caesar! into a rousing new testament to that old-time religion known as the movies.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Truth

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Tells the true story of what happened to CBS producer Mary Mapes when a report she put together about George W Bush got torn apart. Read our interview with Mapes here.

What the critics say

  • “Ms Blanchett, in one of her greatest screen performances, offers a compelling portrait of a driven, high-strung television journalist fearlessly operating in a cutthroat professional climate. “ - New York Times
  • “Nonetheless, whether the film has earned its tragic tone—complete with mournful patches of slow motion and tearful diversions into Mapes’s family history—is open to debate, and viewers with a mean streak may struggle not to smirk.” - The New Yorker

What’s it rated?

Time Out of Mind

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Richard Gere stars as a homeless man with mental health issues who drifts around trying to find help.

What the critics say

 

  • “Maybe it’s naive to think a movie like this can heighten our awareness, even change things. So what. Godspeed.” - Rolling Stone
  • “Moverman’s screenplay boldly rejects conventional plot structure, instead showing us George’s life in breaths and snatches. It’s all soundtracked by the city itself: a great clamour of engines and voices, disembodied and indistinct.” - The Telegraph

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


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