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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.


Source: FilmSelect Trailer/YouTube

What we know

It’s the big movie of the summer so far – Christopher Nolan’s latest film, the true-life story of what happened in Dunkirk in 1940. We chatted to the director about how making the film was a huge undertaking – check out the interview here.

What the critics say

  • “Nolan surrounds his audience with chaos and horror from the outset, and amazing images and dazzlingly accomplished set pieces on a huge 70mm screen, particularly the pontoon crammed with soldiers extending into the churning sea, exposed to enemy aircraft.” – The Guardian
  • “He has managed to combine the epic and the intimate. We are a long way from next year’s Oscars but Dunkirk must surely already be a front runner.” – Independent

What’s it rated?

City of Ghosts

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

A very contemporary documentary about the challenges faced by citizen journalists documenting what’s happening under the rule of Isis in Raqqa.

What the critics say

  • “Although the cause of reporting about the Islamic State group, Syria and threats worldwide continues, the parallel heartbreaking factor made evident in the documentary is the destruction of a culture, a country, a network of friendships and the hollowing out of individual lives by the enforced diaspora.” – Hollywood Reporter
  • “There are many touching moments of brotherhood and candid emotional testimonies of unimaginable pain. One sequence where two RBSS members watch Isis propaganda footage of their father being shot in the head is a difficult but brilliant crystallisation of the real impact of Isis’s day-to-day control of their territory.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Monster Island

Source: FilmIsNow Family Movie Trailers/YouTube

What we know

An animated family movie about a boy who discovers he and his family are all monsters.

What the critics say

  • “Whole plot points get convoluted and go unexplained, most of the monster design is generic, some action sequences are rendered badly, female characters are either attractive or fat, foreign characters are given awful accents, and the denouement is seriously wanting.” – The Upcoming
  • “The plot unravels quicker that a clumsy mummy’s bandages and the limited visual palette is the final stake through the film’s heart.” – The Irish News 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Dunkirk (3860)
None of them (480)
City of Ghosts (145)
Monster Island (87)

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