Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

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 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.

Pilgrimage

New Trailer Buzz / YouTube

What we know

Starring Tom Holland (the new Spider-Man), this is about a group of monks sent to bring a relic to Rome… but then they stumble on some Norman invaders. It doesn’t end well.

What the critics say

  • “Hokum, but decent hokum – or put another way, a decent slice of historical escapism.” – RTÉ
  • “There is certainly more than a nod to the epic movie genre in Pilgrimage. However its overall violence and the paucity of the dialogue prevents it reaching that firmament.” - No More Workhorse

What’s it rated?

War for the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox / YouTube

What we know

The latest in the franchise sees a deadly fight take place between man and ape.

What the critics say

  • “You probably weren’t expecting such a successful marriage of cinematic sensibilities with the demands of summer blockbuster audiences. But that’s War for the Planet of the Apes, a superlative cap on a genre trilogy with qualities far above its station. It’s no monkey business.” - Thumped.com
  • “In fact, War for the Planet of the Apes – No. 9 in the simian cinema canon – is the best of the Apes films since the 1968 original with Charlton Heston memorably hating on the “damn, dirty apes” who dared to lay a hand on him.” – Rolling Stones

What’s it rated?

The Beguiled

Movieclips Trailers / YouTube

What we know

Sofia Coppola directs this remake of a 1971 film about an injured young soldier who is taken in by a school for young women. But soon, he ends up turning all the girls against each other – and on him.

What the critics say

  • “Coppola, in attempting to elevate the material, doesn’t seem to realize that “The Beguiled” is, and always was, a pulp psychodrama. Now it’s pulp with the juice squeezed out of it.” - Variety
  • “Is McBurney a prisoner or a guest? Is he a threat to his hosts or is it the other way around? Who is beguiling whom? Ms. Coppola approaches these matters with her signature mix of intensity and detachment. ” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2567)
Pilgrimage (1031)
None of them (773)
The Beguiled (438)

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
31
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.