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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.

The Wolfpack

Source: VICE/YouTube

What we know

A documentary about brothers raised and home-schooled in a New York apartment. Rarely allowed to leave, they re-created their favourite movies to escape their world.

What the critics say

  • “Structurally, the movie has a lurching, shapeless feel in which the exact chronology of events isn’t always clear and, more crucially, the boys (who aren’t identified with title cards until the end credits) never quite emerge as individuals with their own unique personalities.” - Variety
  • “Much of “The Wolfpack” is undeniably moving, especially as the boys come out into the real world, frightened and unsure of themselves.” - Roger Ebert

What’s it rated?

Gemma Bovery

Source: vipmagazin/YouTube

What we know

A modern adaptation of an adaptation of the classic novel Madam Bovary, with Gemma Arterton playing a woman who moves to Normandy from London. Her neighbour notices her similarities to Madame Bovary, and a film is made.

What the critics say

  • “Arteton is charming and clearly in charge of her character, but she’s not given much to play besides a lusty, bored woman and victim of a male-dominated fate.” - RogerEbert
  • “Think of “Gemma Bovery” as an airy puff pastry, dripping with honey.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

The Treatment

Source: Eyeworks Film/YouTube

What we know

A Belgian crime drama about an investigator on a paedophile case. Years ago, he lost his brother in a similar case – so things get murky.

What the critics say

  • I should clarify that The Treatment isn’t horror in the sense of slasher killings and cheap jump scares as Nick investigates abandon buildings at night, but horror that makes us reflect on the world surrounding us, confused by the existence of such unspeakable acts. “ - We Got This Covered
  • “And as a thriller, The Treatment totally succeeds. The performances are great and it’s well-shot, but more than anything the mystery keeps you hooked throughout.” - Birth Movies Death

What’s it rated?

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Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

The Treatment (998)
The Wolfpack (443)
Gemma Bovery (145)

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