Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 26 October 2014

Best of the new films

District 9 (15)
'Forget Transformers, Terminator and the other expensive tosh disfiguring our cinema screens this summer. District 9 is a South African sci-fi B-movie that punches well above its weight even as it falls back on inspiration from major-league precedents. If David Cronenberg had been handed the script of Starship Troopers and told to keep the budget tight, it might have looked a bit like this...'
Tricks (12A)
'The pace of the story imitates the pace of provincial life, sometimes so faithfully that it drags a little. But the relationship between brother and sister is touchingly done, and Tomasz Gassowski's music flips gaily between jauntiness and melancholia...'
Inglourious Basterds (18)
'Quentin Tarantino returns to public notice with a Second World War movie, though be warned, it bears about as much relation to historical realism as did To Be or Not To Be or Where Eagles Dare, both of which it passingly recalls. Inglourious Basterds is more like a fantasia of a war movie, a gleefully unstable compound of violence and comedy and talk, backed up with quotations from all the movies Tarantino used to watch when he might have been having a life instead. It serves as an enjoyable reminder of why we sat up and noticed him in the first place...'

Whether you want to take a trip to the cinema or save those pennies and stay at home with a DVD, here's a selection of the best films for you to watch this weekend.

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