Here are my top picks for next month, in order of release:
Sicario – 08/10
Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro are working together to tackle the escalating war on drugs at the border between the US and Mexico, fictionally of course. If you hadn’t already gathered from the advertising and interviews given Sicario means hitman, and if you haven’t already seen the trailer for this one I’m not sure where you’ve been hiding but I can tell you this, it looks good. I’ll be heading to see this one soon.
Read the review here: https://filmcarnage.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/review-sicario/
Addicted To Fresno – 09/10
Now this is a much less serious one and by all definitions a much smaller film. Focused on two sisters working as hotel maids, what do they do when one of them kills someone? A dark comedy with a host of fantastic comedy ladies: Natasha Lyonne fresh off of her Orange Is The New Black success, Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Ant-Man), Molly Shannon (Me and Earl and The Dying Girl, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation).
Regression – 09/10
This one is where it all gets a little tentative. A father (Ethan Hawke) is accused of sexually abusing his daughter (Emma Watson) while having no memory of it. This could be one with some fantastic acting, Hawke hit back into his stride with Boyhood, Before Midnight and Good Kill, and Watson is still proving her skills while preparing to take on Belle in the live action version of Beauty and The Beast in 2017. Then again this could be one where you can’t look away but wish you could, and will leave you feeling haunted but as I’m unsure it’s on my list for now.
Suffragette – 12/10
A re-telling of the story of some of the women that fought tooth and nail for the right to vote. It’s surprisingly not something that’s been retold endlessly given that the movement was a fairly large part of history, but then given that it’s historical it’s more difficult to make it a film that lots of people are going to want to see. With that in mind the list of actresses already gives it an edge towards the great: Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan and the much too rarely seen Anne-Marie Duff, it should definitely be interesting.
Read the review here: https://filmcarnage.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/review-suffragette/
Crimson Peak – 16/10
New from Guillermo del Toro this one was highly publicised during Comic-Con and tells the tale of Edith (Mia Wasicowska) choosing between two men and decides upon the mysterious Thomas (Tom Hiddleston) and moves to live with him and his sister (Jessica Chastain) in a house that’s perhaps even more strange than it looks. Edith has gotten herself in much deeper than she realises, a dark haunting period film that if it lives up to the hype will be another highlight for this year.
Check out the review: https://filmcarnage.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/review-crimson-peak/
The Lobster – 16/10
Personally this is the one I’m most looking forward to in October. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, John C Reilly, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw, the story of a not too distant future where people head to a hotel in search of love with one catch; if you don’t find it then you will be turned into an animal and released into the woods. However you do get to choose which animal you want to be so there’s sort of a bright side. This looks odd to say the least which is exactly why I’m excited to see it, if they can pull it off then it will be unforgettable.