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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.

Steve Jobs

Source: Universal Pictures/YouTube

What we know

The story of pivotal moments in the career of Apple’s Steve Jobs, starring our own Michael Fassbender.

What the critics say

  • “The assumption behind Steve Jobs is that the launch of a new computer has the combined effect of a Mahler symphony, a simultaneous orgasm, and a personal visit from the angel Gabriel.” - The New Yorker 
  • “All of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s virtuoso scene-construction and supercharged dialogue, drawn from Walter Isaacson’s biography, electrifies the wilting biopic into grand Shakespearean tragedy.” - Empire

What’s it rated?

The Lady in the Van

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Author and playwright Alan Bennett agrees to let a local woman who lives in a van camp out in his Camden driveway for a few months. That turns into over a decade… This is based on the play, which in turn is based on the wonderful short story, and stars Maggie Smith.

What the critics say

  • “It works as both a detective story and epitaph to the enigma outside his front door for all those years: a former concert pianist reduced to a grumbling, indigent and almost wholly unwashed existence in a Bedford van.”  - The Telegraph
  • “…a delighted audience is still going to view it as The Maggie Smith Show. It’s one she plays with broad, gusty aplomb, at least after a more downcast prologue that sets up the film-spanning mystery behind her circumstances:” - Variety

What’s it rated?

The Fear of 13

Source: Dogwoof/YouTube

What we know

A death row inmate wants to tell his story, but there’s a twist.

What the critics say

  • For a time director David Sington throws up so many questions, with no answers, that you’re unsure if you’re watching a documentary or a sly facsimile of one.” - Indiewire 
  • “To divulge too much information would negate the retelling of his own life but it is through Nick’s voice alone that extraordinary events are peeled back like layers of an onion in a manner befitting any Dashiel Hammett novel.” - Cine Vue 

What’s it rated?

Which one will you go see first?

Poll Results:

Steve Jobs (1525)
The Lady in the Van (863)
The Fear of 13 (550)

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