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TRAILERS: 6 films in UAE cinemas this week

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Hacksaw Ridge (18)
Very much on the same lines as hardship-o-rama Unbroken, only with the faith component further to the fore, Hacksaw Ridge charts the true story of WW2 US Army medic Desmond T Doss (Andrew Garfield), who refuses to kill anyone on the battlefield or even carry a gun. The Mel Gibson-directed film zooms in on the ethical wrestling, the bullying and, eventually, the irrepressible courage that sees him serve with distinction. Emotionally manipulative but still powerful.
In cinemas from November 10

 

Shut In (18)
The words “a widowed child psychologist in isolated rural New England” probably tell you all you need to know about the tone of this movie. Add in a paralysed child (Room’s Jacob Tremblay), a gathering storm and the fear that someone or something else maybe in the house, and you just know that Mary (Naomi Watts) must immediately rush off to take a bath. Of course she does. Chilly French-made thriller directed by Farren Blackburn.
In cinemas from November 10

 

Rules Don’t Apply (18)
It maybe wise not to assume that people know who Warren Beatty is these days. It’s been 40 years since his Hollywood heyday and another 25 since his brief return to prominence with Dick Tracy, Bugsy and a brief fling with Madonna. In Rules Don’t Apply, the 79-year-old returns to the screen for the first time in 15 years in a film he co-wrote and directed. It tells the tale of two employees of billionaire Howard Hughes who try to find romance despite a strict company policy. Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich star as the love-struck couple.
In cinemas from November 10

 

Un Homme Ideal (15)
There have been a couple of films that have used the fame-with-another-man’s-work plot device recently, The Words and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger the most notable. In this French drama, director and co-writer Yann Gozlan uses it to highlight the precariousness of fame and status when author Mathieu (Pierre Niney), whose success is based on a dead soldier’s autobiography he found, struggles to come up with a sequel. In order to sustain his lifestyle (and new wife), he chooses to steal again.
A Scene Club screening at Vox Cinema, Mall of the Emirates, on November 9

 

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The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Bad things keep happening to young Louis and it’s up to a doctor to try and work out why.

 

Doctor Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the time-bending doctor learning new tricks from Tilda Swinton.

 

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