This month: Freddie Mercury gets the long-overdue biopic treatment; Adonis Creed and Lisbeth Salander (now in her 3.0 version) jump into the sequel game; several would-be Oscar contenders finally hit theaters near you; and folks get significant new releases from award-festooned auteurs such as Luca Guadagnino, Steve McQueen , Barry Jenkins and Yorgos Lanthimos. Oh, and did we mention the WWII men-on-a-mission blockbuster that turns into a Nazi monster movie? Here's what you need to see in November.
Bohemian Rhapsody (Nov. 2nd) are there for a reason .) From Mercury's beginnings as an oddball with sky-high aspirations to the studio sessions where he forged the boundary-busting music that'd conquer the globe, the actor grapples with the burdens of genius. Gal-i-le-o gal-i-le-oooo!
Boy Erased (Nov. 2nd)
Creed II (Nov. 21st) Michael B. Jordan laces up the gloves for another 10 rounds as Philly's newest heavyweight hope, who's balancing boxing and his personal responsibilities to girlfriend Tessa Thompson and their new child. His mentor Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), naturally, is Creed's corner when it comes to training for a bout with the big Russkie. As they say in blockbuster-sequel-ese, "This time, it's personal."
The Favourite (Nov. 23rd) The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer ) has a go at a period piece — specifically, the court of Queen Anne during the early 18th century — for a wicked comedy of (bad) manners. As you've no doubt hear, he's enlisted a uniformly excellent cast: Olivia Colman as the emotionally needy, slightly unstable mad regent; Rachel Weisz as a duchess who's has the Queen's ear, among other body parts; and Emma Stone as a young upper-crust woman fallen on hard times and working as a royal servant. A power-play farce with a blackhearted streak follows, complete with animal races, recreational gunplay, mud baths, love triangles and production design so decadent that the ghost of Stanley Kubrick would most likely approve.
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Nov. 9th) the Emmy-winning, probably soon-to-be-Oscar-nominated British actress adding "action heroine" to her resumé.
Green Book (Nov. 21st) Driving Miss Daisy, and you'll end up in the general neighborhood of Peter Farrelly's new parable of tolerance. Mahershala Ali is Don Shirley, a jazz pianist with a refined manner; Viggo Mortensen is Tony Lip, a Bronx muscleman hired to escort him on a 1962 concert tour through a handful of southern states still under the Jim Crow laws. Amidst tensions of race and class, the two men earn one another's respect and strike up a true friendship that changes their world outlooks. We smell a feel-good hit.
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nov. 30th) Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins is back with another delicate vision of love too pure for a compromised society. From James Baldwin's moving 1974 novel, he relays the ballad of Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), young lovers and parents-to-be separated by prison walls due to a wrongful, racially motivated rape accusation. Both Layne and James are major finds; Regina King dominates every scene she's in — because of course she does — as Tish's dogged, justice-seeking mother. In case you needed confirmation that Jenkins in hands down one of the best filmmakers working today, well … now you've got it.
Overlord (Nov. 9th) Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk supports as the suitably sinister S.S. villain — the kind of bad guy who seems right at home in this creepy alternate history.
Suspiria (Nov. 2nd, wide release) Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino decided to swing for the fences and remake Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic, revitalizing the story of an American ballerina (Dakota Johnson) come to study at a prestigious academy in Berlin. Little does she know, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) and the rest of the instructors have a darker purpose in mind for their charges and their primal, interpretive dance routines. The political, the feminine, the grotesque and the divine all fuse as one for a singularly harrowing experience. Plus the ending is a doozy.
Widows (Nov. 16th) 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen returns in grand fashion with this sleek hybrid of heist thrills, political intrigue and finely shaded character portraiture. A bravura opening tracks a heist gone awry that ends with four thieves dead and their wives left with mounting bills. With no other way of placating the impatient-for-their-loot gangsters (Brian Tyree Henry and Daniel Kaluuya), the lead thief's wife Veronica (Viola Davis) recruits fellow mourners Alice and Linda (Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez) to get square with the criminals. You get twists, you get turns, you get Broadway singer Cynthia Erivo in a breakout-star turn as a getaway driver and you get a potboiler boasting a cast of A-list heavyweights all on their A-game.
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