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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.

Mammal

Source: International Film Festival Rotterdam/YouTube

What we know

A divorced mother loses her estranged son, and then strikes up an unlikely – but intense – friendship with a local boy. Loneliness, love, sex and desire are all explored in this film by Irish director Rebecca Daly.

What the critics say

  • “Griffiths and Keoghan share a brittle, inquisitive chemistry that makes either outcome seem both wholly intuitive and potentially catastrophic; the stern serenity of Daly’s filmmaking, with its patiently observant camerawork and minimal scoring, thankfully doesn’t rush viewers to judgment.” - Variety
  • “Again working with co-writer Glenn Montgomery as she did on her debut feature, mystery drama The Other Side of Sleep, Daly has crafted a carefully calibrated portrait of emotional loss in its various manifestations.” - Hollywood Reporter 

What’s it rated?

Victoria

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know  

 

Filmed across 22 locations in just one take, this is about a woman who gets caught up in a bank robbery on a night out in Berlin.

What the critics say

  • “For much of its seamless running time, “Victoria” essentially plays as “Run Lola Run” minus the stylized videogame conceit.” - Variety
  • “Good luck finding any point of interest other than marveling at the technical achievement, however. The film is certainly impressivebut “impressive” and “great” (or even “good”) aren’t remotely the same thing.” - The AV Club

What’s it rated?

Eddie the Eagle

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know  

Quirky Hugh Jackman-starring film, based on the true story of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards, the British ski-jumper with a heart of steel.

 

What the critics say

  • “…if director Dexter Fletcher’s loose adaptation of Edwards’ story often seems content to mimic “Cool Runnings” beat for beat, at least it picks a bar it can safely clear.” - Variety
  • “The filmmakers don’t trust us to understand what Eddie is feeling about the Olympics without blaring a musical message from Hall and Oates on the soundtrack, “you make my dreams come true”.” - Rolling Stone

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Eddie the Eagle (1501)
Mammal (470)
Victoria (446)



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