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What to see this weekend at the cinema ? Our selection of 4 films not to be missed

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After the end-of-year holidays, life returns to normal. If you want to start the year off right, nothing better than a movie outing. Alone or accompanied… That’s up to you! Although the film news is not as rich as in recent weeks, there are still feature films currently showing in theaters that are worth the detour. Including the new film by Sofia Coppola, which was particularly anticipated.

Note that Wonka, Past Lives – Our lives before or The Three Musketeers: Milady are still to be discovered in the cinema. If you have already seen these gems released last December, here is our film selection from this first weekend of January 2024.

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Sofia Coppola is starting the year off well with her brand new film, Priscilla. After the acclaimed Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, the director and screenwriter wanted to highlight the one we sometimes forget: Priscilla Presley. When she met Elvis Presley, she was only 14 years old. He is already an international star at the age of 24. Priscilla, this is the story of Priscilla and Elvis. From their first meeting in Germany to their divorce, 14 years later. It’s a fairy tale that turns into disenchantment.

With Priscilla, Sofia Coppola takes us to meet a withdrawn teenager, stuck in a golden cage. Visually, the film is a real success. Priscilla’s sets and costumes are sublime. But the real asset of the feature film is Cailee Spaeny’s performance. The young woman, whom we have already seen in Mare of Easttown is sensational. It is not for nothing that she received the Couple Volpi for best female performance at the Venice Film Festival and that she was nominated for the Golden Globes. Jacob Elordi (Saltburn; Euphoria) is, for his part, a convincing Elvis.< /p>

On the AlloCiné website, Priscilla received an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 from the press while spectators were a little more demanding with the score of 3.2.

Also read – Priscilla: 4 reasons to see the film about Priscilla Presley and the dark side of the King

For a good time with the family, My robot friendis the perfect film. We follow Dog, a dog who can no longer stand solitude. So much so that he decides to build a robot to make it his best friend. Bingo: Dog and Robot experience memorable moments together. Until Dog is forced to abandon Robot on the beach… Will they ever see each other again ? Without dialogue, My robot friend is a nugget of animation, both funny and moving. To be seen from 6 years old.

My robot friend was selected in several recognized film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival. It won the Grand Prix Contrechamp at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and that for best animated film at the 36th European Cinema Awards ceremony. And it’s not for nothing!

After Gomorrah and Dogman, Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone is back . This time, the director takes us on a poignant migratory odyssey. Seydou and Moussa are two 16-year-old Senegalese people who decide to leave everything to join Europe. But this journey is not without dangers and their dreams and hopes are quickly put to the test.

During the Venice Film Festival last September, Matteo Garrone won the Silver Lion for Best Director for Me Capitaine. Actor Seydou Sarr walked away with the Marcello Mastroianni Prize for Most Promising Actor for his excellent performance.

On AlloCiné, the press gives an average rating of 3 out of 5 to Moi Capitaine while spectators are more generous with an average of 3.6.

To catch up this weekend, we advise you to go see Verminesif you are a fan of horror films and spiders don't worry you too much. Released last week, Sébastien Vaniček's feature film had the best start for a French-language horror film in 20 years. A great feat!

In a city in 93, a young man passionate about animals and other exotic beasts finds, one day, a very pretty spider… Venomous. He decides, obviously, to keep her. But things take a turn for the worse when she disappears. The spider reproduces and these charming creatures are bigger and bigger and more and more numerous. Panic sets in in the building, the residents being left to their own devices. They will have to fight if they hope to survive.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116