As we creep slowly and surely into awards territory, I pick out the films you can’t afford to miss this month at the movies…
It’s fair to say that last month’s Stephen King cinema adaptation The Dark Tower didn’t do very well, met with a flurry of less than positive reviews on its release. However, the hype around the remake of King horror classic It has been rife and the early reaction has been promising to say the least. Director Andy Muschietti is set to offer up a modern retelling of the piece with Bill Skarsgård taking on the lead role of Pennywise.
Darren Aronofsky is arguably one of the most daring filmmakers working today, known for his surreal, experimental style and challenging subject matter. With his first feature since 2014’s Noah adaptation, he presents mystery drama Mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.
Check out my review of Noah here!
Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe carved out quite a rivalry at the height of men’s tennis in the late 70s through to the early 80s and their story is getting the cinema treatment at the hands of Janus Metz who will direct. Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason will portray McEnroe and Borg respectively.
Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner are well connected already from their crime fighting adventures in the Marvel universe, and now they reunite for Wind River, the latest crime drama by acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Sheridan. Off the back of writing the screenplays for Sicario and Hell or High Water, this could round off a hat-trick of hits.
Check out my review of Wind River here!
If you follow this blog at all, you might be aware that I am very fond of both Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara and have been an avid fan of their work for a while. Una, directed by Benedict Andrews, sees the pair collaborate for the first time in a dark tale based on David Harrower’s novel Blackbird. This is a must-see.