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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.

The Look of Silence

Source: Film Festivals and Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

The companion piece to The Act of Killing, which sees a family discover how their son was murdered, and by whom: their neigbours down the road.

What the critics say

  • “It is filmed with exactly the same superb visual sense, the same passionate love of the Indonesian landscape, and dialogue exchanges are captured with the same chilling crispness.” - The Guardian 
  • “The Act of Killing was about the mechanisms of moral delusion – mass-murderers escaping the implications of their pasts by turning them into performance – but The Look of Silence connects the dots back up, and turns the focus back on culpability and complicity.” - The Telegraph

What’s it rated?

Jurassic World

Source: Universal Pictures/YouTube

What we know

22 years after Jurassic Park, we go back to Isla Nublar where a new attraction has been developed – and, as expected, is about to go horribly wrong. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star, alongside lots of dinos.

What the critics say

  • “[The film] relies too heavily on stunning special effects at the expense of script and characterisation.”- The National

What’s it rated?

Let Us Prey 

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Source: Erik Schuit/YouTube

What we know

Game of Thrones’ own Liam Cunningham stars in this horror film set in a Scottish town.

What the critics say

  • “Building to a bloody, frenzied climax, which sees characters pushed to the brink and capable of anything to save their own skin, Let Us Prey remains visually interesting, but by the final reel it has long since lost the sense of mystery it introduced early on, failing to harness it by introducing a humdrum backstory and uninspired motive behind the visitor’s presence” – Twitch Film
  • “[Director Brian O'Malley] tries to have as much fun as he can with the violence – someone is garrotted by glass, another impaled on the leg of an upturned table – without ever fully leaning over into knowing wink territory.- Entertainment.ie

What’s it rated?

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Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Jurassic World (2249)
The Look of Silence (384)
West (78)

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