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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.

13 Minutes


What we know

It’s the tale of Georg Elser, who tried to bomb Adolf Hitler in 1939 and – obviously – failed. Made by the director of Downfall and Diana.

What the critics say

  •  ”There is a compelling tale running through 13 Minutes, but Hirschbiegel doesn’t seem in any hurry to locate it.”- The Guardian 
  • “…as with countless films set in the period, the absence of subtlety combined with predictable dollops of sentimentalism once again trivialize events in the name of making them understandable.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Source: Mission Impossible/YouTube

What we know

Tom Cruise is back, this time with the aim of eradicating rogue organisation ‘the Syndicate’. Action ensues.

What the critics say

  • “…there are plenty of mind-blowing action sequences here… But for me, it is the cat-and-mouse games and verbal sparring that really sets this film apart from others in the genre.” - Deadline
  • “But “Rogue Nation” is more than just an exciting action film; it’s a smart and very well-written espionage thriller that will keep you on your toes right up until the very last scene.” - Access Hollywood

What’s it rated?


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Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

Iris Apfel (93) is one cool dame – and she dresses like a dream. Here’s her story, filmed by Al Maysles.

What the critics say

  • “Maysles was undoubtedly the ideal cameraman to enter Iris’ life and simply observe her non-stop activity, and his visual eloquence is an understated but constant asset to Iris.”- RogerEbert.com
  • “…Iris is not a very meticulously crafted film. It often looks and feels like a reality TV show. Slightly higher production values would have done justice to what sets Apfel apart as a stylist…” - Indy Week

What’s it rated?

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Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (1744)
13 Minutes (283)
Iris (201)

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