FILM GUIDE: What to watch and what to avoid this weekend

Posters for the latest film releases.
Posters for the latest film releases.


Cape Town – As 2019 rushes to an end, we bring you our final film guide for the year. 

Here’s what we suggest you watch and possibly avoid in cinemas and on streaming services this weekend. 

IN CINEMAS:

Midway 

The Battle of Midway was a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. The events of this heroic feat relied on leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds. (Worth the watch! Our critic gave it 4 out of 5 stars)

Cats

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. (Stay away! Critics gave it 1 out of 5 stars)

ONLINE: 

Marriage Story (Netflix)

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. (Worth the watch! Our critic gave it 4 out 5 stars)

The Irishman (Netflix)

Hit man Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family in this film by from Martin Scorsese. (Long and boring! Our critic gave it 3 out 5 stars)

(Compiled by Herman Eloff)