There really is something for everyone in SA cinemas this weekend

2019-07-26 10:31
 
Benedict Cumberbatch, Florence Pugh and Taraji P.

Cape Town – From the battle for electricity to a sinister festival in a creepy Swedish village – here's what's new in cinemas this weekend.

Director Ari Aster is back with another horror that will blow your mind. In Midsommar a couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Also showing: Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in a drama about cutthroat race between two electricity titans, the true story of how an African American Civil Rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader formed an unlikely relationship, and a woman faces off against a killer alligator.

HERE ARE THE 4 NEW FILMS RELEASING AT SA CINEMAS

Movie: Midsommar

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Midsommar is extreme cinema at its most extreme but, if you can stomach it, it’s a hell of an experience. 

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Movie: The Current War

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: A fascinating story, a brilliant cast and a world-class cinematographer can’t save The Current War from being a crushingly disappointing sophomore slump for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who made such a splash with excellent debut, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

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Movie: Best of Enemies

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Despite a very rocky start and an extremely predictable story arc, the Best of Enemies is good, solid crowd-pleasing entertainment that also happens to shed some light on some little known real-life heroes.

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Movie: Crawl

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Bland, humourless and tedious, Crawl does, indeed, make its very brief running time feel like it's just crawling on by.

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ALSO SHOWING

The Lion King

Skin

Child's Play

Stuber


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