Now that we're less than a month away from December, the race to the Oscars is truly on.
With the likes of Allied, The Light Between Oceans and A United Kingdom all in heavy contention for the Oscars, it's going to be an excellent month for film fans. As well as this, JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them makes it way to the cinema and you've also got sci-fi epic Arrival in screens as well.
Let's take a look!
Ben Affleck stars in this thriller about an accountant who suffers from autism, but is also a mathematical genius who has been recruited by a shady accountancy firm that specialises in pinpointing financial irregularities and laundering money from various criminal enterprises. When a retiring Treasury director (JK Simmons) tries to take down his firm, he recruits a young analyst (Anna Kendrick) to get close to him and uncover his secrets.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams and Isla Fisher star in this stylish thriller about a gallery owner (Adams) who is contacted by her estranged ex-husband, out of the blue after several years of no contact, and asks her to read his latest novel. As she reads, she recalls their relationship and how it broke down and how the events of her own divorce are mirrored and refracted through the novel he sent her.
A Street Cat Named Bob
Based on the novel of the same name by James Bowen, Luke Treadaway stars in this drama about a recovering heroin addict whose life is changed irrevocably when he meets a young tabby cat. At first, he's more or less ambivalent to the cat but soon develops a strong and unique bond with it that will define them both.
The Light Between Oceans
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in this period drama about a young couple who, whilst living on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia, find a baby abandoned in a boat next to what is believed to be the baby's father. As they themselves have been trying unsuccessfully for a child, they decide to raise it as it were their own.
Directed by Sicario's Denis Villeneuve, Arrival follows a linguistics professor and a mathematician who are recruited by the US government to make contact with one of twelve alien craft that's appeared across the planet. The aliens speak an unusual language that bears absolutely no resemblance to any human creation, and with mounting tensions across Earth, the race is on to make contact with the aliens before humanity tears itself apart.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Set almost eighty years before the Harry Potter series, a young wizard (Eddie Redmaye) is tracking exotic animals and creatures across the world and arrives in New York. However, it becomes clear that he's wandered into something more dangerous than he realised and when his collection of rare animals escapes, he's in bigger trouble than he realises.
After the death of their mother, the Meyers reunite for Christmas and try to work out their issues and celebrate the holiday season together.
A United Kingdom
Based on the true story of the marriage, life and times of Seretse Khama and his wife, Englishwoman Ruth Williams, A United Kingdom stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Educated in England, Khama - the son of a powerful tribal leader - falls in love with a young clerk and marries; against the wishes of both his own people and the larger forces at play in the region. Returning to his native Botswana with his wife, Khama and Williams work to create a new life for themselves in the face of racial discrimination and hostility to their interracial marriage.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in this World War II thriller about a Canadian intelligence officer who marries a French resistance agent. However, when confronted with evidence that his new wife may in fact be a Nazi sleeper agent, he must embark on a desperate mission to clear her name and protect his family.
Bad Santa 2
Billy Bob Thornton is back as Willie T. Stokes, the world's worst Santa. This time around, Willie's forced to team up with his mother and bring along Marcus and Thurman Merman in order to steal close to $2,000,000 from a charity. Yes, really. Expect it to be rude, lewd and crude.
The Edge Of Seventeen
Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson star in this teen dramedy about the blunder years we all go through. Nadine (Steinfeld) is already painfully awkward and anti-social, and it's made all the worse when she finds out her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) is dating her older jock brother, played by Blake Jenner. Trying to help her make sense of it all is her reluctant mentor and history teacher, Woody Harrelson.
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