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Cinema

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.

Dark Waters

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What we know

Todd Haynes directs this true story about corruption in a small town. Mark Ruffalo stars as corporate lawyer Rob Bilott who’s trying to get justice. 

What the critics say

  • “here’s a simple pleasure in watching Bilott do his job and do it well, despite the odds that were stacked against him and Ruffalo avoids turning him into a showman, quietly and diligently finding a way to bring DuPont to task within the framework of the legal system.” – The Guardian
  • “ It’s exceedingly well executed and technically impeccable, with precisely shot (by Edward Lachman), near-abstract, dehumanized cityscapes washed in gray set against darkly shaded country landscapes that seem permanently untouched by sun.” – The New York Times

What’s it rated?

The Personal History of David Copperfield

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What we know

Armando Iannucci takes on the Charles Dickens classic, with the great Dev Patel in the title role. 

What the critics say

  • “Iannucci’s affectionate adaptation still feels in keeping with his career thus far: part of that deeply British tradition (as also practised by Dickens) that holds a mirror up to British society and says, “This is kind of ridiculous, isn’t it?””- Empire
  • “Though really it is Dev Patel’s film and he does strike the perfect balance of knowing when to lead a scene and when to follow, an essential skill when you have so much talent on show.” – Entertainment.ie

What’s it rated?

The Turning

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What we know

In this new version of The Turning of the Screw, mostly filmed at Kilruddery Estate in Co Wicklow, Mackenzie Davis plays a young woman who moves to a mansion to care for two children. Bumps in the night and eerie moments ensue.

What the critics say

  • “Sixty years ago, Clayton risked a genuinely erotic frisson between young Martin Stephens and Deborah Kerr. Here we get no more than an unthreatening peck on the cheek.” – The Irish Times
  • “Concerning two young orphans who psychologically torment their caretaker in a spooky, sprawling mansion, it comes across as a fuzzy, frayed adaptation courtesy of a gimmicky, ambiguous climax that undermines the journey.” – Variety 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1343)
Dark Waters (828)
The Personal History of David Copperfield  (633)
The Turning (124)

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