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RETURN OF THE HERO Comedy romp starring Jean Dujardin as a swashbuckling swindler who tries to take advantage of an aristocratic family. Out Fri 7 Dec.
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Sci-fi tale about a telemarketer who discovers a magical way to success, which brings with it unexpected consequences. See review, page 95. Out Fri 7 Dec.
WHITE BOY RICK The story of a teenager who became an informant for the FBI during the 1980s until things went very wrong. See review, page 96. Out Fri 7 Dec.
AQUAMAN Jason Momoa stars as the heir to Atlantis in the latest DC superhero flick. Out Fri 14 Dec.
FREE SOLO The story of Alex Honnold, the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. Out Fri 14 Dec.
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Matt Dillon is convincingly sinister, but it’s just Lars Von Trier playing with killer thriller tropes and poking fun at perceptions of himself, and it’s difficult to get offended by such an obvious attempt to provoke. Out Fri 14 Dec.
MORTAL ENGINES Based on the series of books, the novel premise of Mortal Engines features enormous cities, wandering the land, devouring each other. Out Fri 14 Dec.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS Long-awaited sequel to the Disney classic, featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny. Out Fri 21 Dec.
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THE GRINCH Benedict Cumberbatch voices the titular grump as he attempts to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. Out Fri 9 Nov.
SUSPIRIA Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s original references historical violence and guilt and it’s a richly provocative piece of modern art, with sighs, screams and occasional explosions of bone-crunching intensity. See review, page 93. Out Fri 16 Nov.
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB Sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, now starring Claire Foy as iconic hero Lisbeth Salander. Out Wed 21 Nov.
ASSASSINATION NATION Four girls fight for survival after a data hack in Salem. See review, page 92. Out Fri 23 Nov.
ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Polished, self-aware and pleasingly irreverent zombie musical, spattered with blood and sprinkled with glitter, a surefire Christmas crowdpleaser. See review, page 93. Out Fri 30 Nov.
DISOBEDIENCE A woman shunned by her Orthodox Jewish community for loving another woman returns, only to pick up the relationship where they left it. See review, page 95. Out Fri 30 Nov.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Comedy sequel set six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph. Out Fri 30 Nov.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS In 1980 three complete strangers discovered they were identical triplets. And that’s just the start of the story told by this extraordinary documentary. Out Fri 30 Nov.
WILDLIFE Paul Dano’s directorial debut is an impressive adaptation (co-written with Zoe Kazan) of Richard Ford’s novel, with a fiery and mesmerising performance from Carey Mulligan as a woman on the edge. Haunting and elegantly done. See review, page 93. Out Fri 9 Nov.
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Mary Poppins Returns
WELCOME TO MARWEN STAN AND OLLIE
Steve Carell plays a man who constructs a model world to help him recover from a brutal attack. Out Tue 1 Jan. The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy duo act, with Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as the iconic pair. See review, page 97. Out Fri 11 Jan.
LIFE ITSELF BEAUTIFUL BOY
Drama following a couple from first meeting to marriage to the birth of their child. See review, page 97. Out Fri 4 Jan.
COLETTE Colette fights to have her literary talents recognised, after her husband forced her to write novels under his name. See review, page 96. Out Fri 11 Jan.
THE FRONT RUNNER
True-life story of family breakdown, capturing the neverending cycle of rehab and relapse; handsomely photographed but repetitive and a bit formulaic, but Timothée Chalamet is outstanding. See review, page 96. Out Fri 18 Jan.
GLASS M Night Shyamalan hopes to continue his recent run of good films with this sequel to Unbreakable and Split. Out Fri 18 Jan.
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Historical drama telling the story of the ill-fated Mary Stuart. Out Fri 18 Jan.
HOLMES AND WATSON Another take on the detective duo, starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly. Out Wed 26 Dec.
Drama about an American senator whose presidential campaign is thrown of the rails following a scandalous affair. See review, page 97. Out Fri 11 Jan.
CREED 2 Rocky Balboa trains Apollo Creed’s son to fight against the son of Ivan Drago. Out Fri 30 Nov.
THE OLD MAN & THE
FANTASTIC BEASTS: GUN
THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
More fantasy adventures in the Potterverse. Out Fri 16 Nov.
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford in his self-proclaimed final role) and his escape from San
Quentin at the age of 70. See review, page 95. Out Fri 7 Dec.
VICE Biopic on George W Bush’s Veep, Dick Cheney, featuring an unrecognisable Christian Bale. Out Fri 25 Jan.
THE FAVOURITE In the court of Queen Anne
(Olivia Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, with great work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the ailing Queen. See review, page 96. Out Tue 1 Jan.