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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.


Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A stop-motion movie directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, which stars David Thewlis as a man who falls in love with a woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who changes his dull life.

What the critics say

  • It’s a remarkably effective depiction of the world’s sameness, seen through the eyes of a character who’s long forgotten how to connect with people.” - The Atlantic
  • “Need proof that animation can not only equal live-action filmmaking but beat the flesh-and-blood version at its own game? Try Anomalisa, as haunting and hypnotic an R-rated love story for grownups as you’ll see anywhere.” - Rolling Stone

What’s it rated?

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Source: The Divergent Series/YouTube

What we know

The third in the Divergent series, this sees lead character Tris and her gang discovering what lies beyond the concrete wall.

What the critics say

  • Maybe the fourth film will recover what made Tris such a unique heroine, although in contrast with the divided last chapters of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, there’s no epic villain for us spend the intervening year rooting against.” - Variety
  • “But now that the various personality factions of Divergent and Insurgent have been dissipated, we’re left with a familiar Brave New World-type scenario where Woodley’s Tris Prior takes on an evil empire that wants to turn humans into genetically purified puppets.” – Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

The Witch

Source: A24/YouTube

What we know

A horror tale set in 17th century New England… there’s a missing child, the supernatural, and religious hysteria. Is the daughter of a puritan settler to blame?

What the critics say

  • “As straight horror, The Witch is something special, transporting audiences to a bygone era that would look plenty frightening even without the paranormal activity that engulfs it.” - The AV Club
  • “…writer-directorRobert Eggers’ impressive debut feature walks a tricky line between disquieting ambiguity and full-bore supernatural horror” - Variety

What’s it rated?


Source: Element Pictures Distribution/YouTube

What we know

In this Irish movie, men in bad need of cash agree to take part in a new game where a fight to the death might led to some money.

What the critics say

  • “But while Traders isn’t the first take on this kind of ultimate-stakes gambling (13 Tzameti is one of many antecedents), the specifics of its conceit are so well suited to the winners-vs.-losers realities of our economic moment viewers may be disinclined to poke holes in its logic.” - Hollywood Reporter  

What’s it rated?

  • RottenTomatoes:
  • IMDB: 7.7/10

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

The Witch (1247)
Traders (874)
Anomalisa (651)
Divergent: Allegiance (374)

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