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# 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 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.

Cold War

Curzon / YouTube

What we know

Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida)’s latest film is about an intense love affair between two lovers from the 1940s – 1960s. They love each other, but sometimes they love to hate each other too. And then there’s the changing world around them… 

What the critics say

  • “But Pawlikowski finds an elegant, melancholy way to resolve what might have been a formless and sprawling saga, one inspired partly by his own parents’ unhappy marriage.” – Hollywood Reporter
  • “ It is an elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope. A love affair thrashes and wilts in the freedom of a foreign country, and then begins to submit to the homeland’s doomy gravitational pull.” - The Guardian

What’s it rated?

I, Dolours

Element Pictures Distribution / YouTube

What we know

When Dolours Price, a former IRA member, was dying, she filmed an interview. It was only to be released after her death. This is that interview, mixed with dramatised reconstructions.

What the critics say

  • “At such points it is safe to suspect that a minority of viewers will be on Price’s side. But she is never less than a compelling presence.” – The Irish Times
  • “ She only falters once, when she recalls driving an old family friend to his death. “He was a gentle, gentle man,” she says. It’s the only time when the viewer can visibly see the wages of her life on the frontline, as the rest, for Dolours, was strictly business.” – Screen Daily

What’s it rated?


Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube

What we know

John Cho plays a man whose daughter Margot, aged 15, disappears. All he has to go on is her laptop. The film is told entirely through screen images and videos.

What the critics say

  • “The entire thing is smartly written, with a tight plot that offers the usual twists and suspects. The use of computer screens never becomes gimmicky” – The Mary Sue
  • “Cho spends a lot of time in medium shot or close-up in a split screen with whatever he’s working on, so there’s nowhere for him to hide. We see everything his character is feeling, as he’s feeling it.” –

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (1761)
I, Dolours (959)
Searching (654)
Cold War (511)

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