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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.

Patti Cake$

Source: FoxSearchlight/YouTube

What we know

A Sundance favourite about a young woman who wants to make it as a rapper, despite everything stacked against her.

What the critics say

  • “Every few years, an indie character comes along who so perfectly captures what it’s like to be mocked and marginalized, even as she refuses to let the bullies and abusers have the last word.” – Variety
  • “The fairy tale that winning go-for-it movies like Patty Cake$ push is that the flesh can be transcended, that regardless of body size, race, level of wealth, or physical infirmities we can, with talent and persistence, remake ourselves and our surroundings. I was going to say something sour here, but I got nothing. Go for it.” – Vulture

What’s it rated?

God’s Own Country


What we know

This is a debut feature from Francis Lee, and centres on a young Yorkshire man and farm worker who falls in love with a hired hand from Romania.

What the critics say

  • “Consider this an essential new classic in the canon of British LGBT+ cinema.” – Attitude
  • “It is almost – but not quite – a Dales Brokeback, a love story which does not exist in quite as much of a homophobic context as the classic Ang Lee movie and Annie Proulx story, and which does not require two female partners to exist in respective states of denial.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

The Limehouse Golem

Source: New Trailer Buzz/YouTube

What we know

Set in the era of Victorian London, the always enjoyable Bill Nighy plays a detective trying to get to the bottom of a spooky murder mystery. Based on the Peter Ackroyd novel.

What the critics say

  • “This is not one of those buttoned up British costume dramas. Its intention is to be as lurid as possible. It is the kind of film in which killers will take out the eyes of their victims in case their images had been imprinted on them.” - The Independent
  • “Where the violence should shock or repel, it instead comes off as cartoonish, the film never successfully capturing the fear of the local populace or the danger potentially lurking in Limehouse’s gas-lit streets.” – Empire

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2195)
The Limehouse Golem (621)
Patti Cake$ (481)
In God's Own Country (445)

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