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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.

The Breadwinner

Movieclips Indie / YouTube

What we know

This Cartoon Saloon film – directed by Nora Twomey – is about a young Afghani girl who has to disguise herself as a boy in order to work and provide for her family.

What the critics say

- “The animation beautifully brings to life the landscape and culture of Kabul, from the bustling bazaar scenes to the vistas of distant mountains.” – Washington Post

- “The Breadwinner is worth celebrating, in part because it is a work that in some ways qualifies as reportage.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars / YouTube

What we know

Han Solo gets his own backstory as part of the Star Wars stable. Get that popcorn and large fizzy drink and enjoy.

What the critics say

  • “It’s a slick, swift-footed adventure which plays like a planet-hopping heist movie, and one which glides a long way on the charm of its leading man.” – Empire
  • “With a script written by Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jonathan Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story delivers every single story beat fans of the iconic smuggler would expect in a prequel film – almost exhaustively so.” – ScreenRant

What’s it rated?


Edinburgh International Film Festival / YouTube

What we know

A woman in her 80s decides to strike out on her own and go trek up a mountain in the Scottish Highlands after her controlling husband passes away.

What the critics say

  • “Cinema doesn’t cater to narratives like Edie’s often, so there is a novel satisfaction gleaned from its representation of an older woman seeking meaning. Despite this, and the tremendous goodwill earned by Hancock and Guthrie, the feature never shifts into a higher gear.” – The Upcoming 
  • “If you’ve ever wanted to see Sheila Hancock neck a can of Strongbow, ‘Edie’ is the film for you.” – Time Out

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Solo: A Star Wars Story (1353)
None of them (1151)
The Breadwinner (343)
Edie (310)

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