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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 out 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.

The Handmaiden

Source: FilmIsNow Movie Trailers International/YouTube

What we know

A Korean adaptation – directed by Park Chan-Wook of Oldboy fame – of the Sarah Waters book about a petty thief, who falls in love with a noble woman.

What the critics say

  • “But more than anything, The Handmaiden is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that piles on luxurious imagery, while never losing track of its story’s human core.” – The Atlantic
  • “A rebus, a romance, a gothic thriller and a woozy comedy, “The Handmaiden” is finally and most significantly a liberation story.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

The Fate of the Furious

Source: Universal Pictures UK/YouTube

What we know

The franchise’s latest installment is here, and it’s both fast AND furious. Oh, and fated to… something.

What the critics say

  • “For a long time, it seems that the movie’s wittiest moment will be a blink-and-miss-it gag involving a car’s rear-view camera warning system. Then, toward the end, comes an extended sequence involving (no spoilers here) extreme violence, a wholly innocent bystander, an unexpectedly considerate brute and ear-protection devices.” – Hollywood Reporter
  • “Ultimately, you suspect that the future of the series rests on its ability to find new ways of making cars bash into each other feel somehow novel. For now it’s managing to do that – and the series’ broadening of its action palette is a sensible way of keeping things fresh.” – The Guardian

 

What’s it rated?

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Sense of an Ending

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

Again based on a book, this time by Julian Barnes. A  middle-aged man gets a letter that forces him to reassess his life, and what he thought he knew of it.

What the critics say

  • “Like (but more modestly than) Ian McEwan’s Atonement, it forces us to examine the ways we frame and even rewrite our own histories.” – Vulture
  • “Self-absorption is a trait that’s hard to convey without becoming overly broad, but Broadbent, defying his surname, makes Tony profoundly uninterested in most other people without emptying him of all compassion or empathy. ” - AV Club

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1566)
The Fate of the Furious (913)
The Handmaiden (520)
The Sense of an Ending (313)




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