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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.

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

JT LeRoy’s stories of being a literary phenomenon – and his incredible back story of abuse and sex work – was the stuff of dreams. Only it turned out that LeRoy wasn’t who he said he was, and managed to dupe nearly everyone around him.

What the critics say

  • “In Jeff Feuerzeig’s riveting re-telling of the events that led to the shocking discovery, Albert gets offered the opportunity to redeem her actions, and make light of why and how she conned the world. Unsurprisingly, she’s a hell of a storyteller.” - The Guardian
  • “ “Author” omits some of the more ethically appalling tactics she deployed to keep celebrity confidantes spellbound by the thought that they were helping a luridly wronged transgender waif.”- Variety

What’s it rated?

Finding Dory

Source: TheEllenShow/YouTube

What we know

It’s the sequel to Finding Nemo, and this time the focus is on forgetful Dory.

What the critics say

  • “Despite that expansive ocean, it’s an intimate, hopeful tale of perseverance, friendship and leaping the sea wall of your personal limitations. Don’t be fooled by all those fish. It may be the most human story Pixar has ever told.” - Empire
  • “Finding Dory can be touching, sweet and tender, but it’s compulsively, preposterously and steadfastly funny.” - The Wall Street Journal

What’s it rated?

The Commune

Source: FilmIsNow Movie Trailers International/YouTube

What we know

A couple move into a huge house – and decide to turn it into a commune. Can solidarity keep them all together? Inspired by the director’s 70s childhood growing up in a hippie commune.

What the critics say

  • The Commune effortlessly entertains at a TV sitcom level, with its pithy dialogue, its chorus of thinly drawn caricatures and its cozy sense of mockery towards the failed social experiments of past generations.” - Hollywood Reporter 
  • “Most damningly, the usually clean and progressive lines of the modern Nordic drama become tangled here by a narrative that too often lets the mores of the 1970s go unexamined and unremarked upon. This has the effect — hopefully unintended — of making it seem like the film condones the underlying conservatism and sexism of the characters.” – IndieWire

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Finding Dory (2371)
I wouldn't go see any of them, actually (1773)
Author: The JT LeRoy story (454)
The Commune (175)

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