Top Films for November

It’s November which means the awards season films are slowly creeping in – but never fear, there’s plenty of blockbuster fare to enjoy too. So here’s my top picks:

Nocturnal Animals 

This blew my mind. The plot makes it sounds really weird but it is so amazing and it stays with you for a long time. It is captivating, thrilling and looks gorgeous. Jake Gyllenhaal is a novelist who sends his ex-wife (Amy Adams) his manuscript, in which his fictional wife and daughter get kidnapped and murdered. Review can be found here. Out now.

Arrival 

This is another one which will leave you thinking for days. Time travel always leaves me reeling. Amy Adams (again) plays a linguistics expert tasked with establishing communication with aliens who have descended upon Earth. If you think it is a straight-forward alien invasion sci-fi, you’d be very wrong. Powerful stuff. Review can be found here. Out now.

 

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

Well, duh! This is a no-brainer. I wasn’t a massive Harry Potter nerd but I will obviously check this out. Eddie Redmayne plays a magizoologist named Newt Scamander in 1920s New York and I’m just keen to see all the magic, the new world, the new characters and these interesting creatures! Released 18th November

Allied 

This looks like another Mr and Mrs Smith but with a European setting! Brad Pitt falls in love with Marion Cotillard and they get married and start a family but that is blown apart when he is told she is a spy and must be dealt with. This is a very cool premise and I’m excited to see how it pans out. Released: 25th November

 

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A United Kingdom 

This true story needs to be seen because it is absolutely incredible and inspiring. Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) meets Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) while he is studying in London, they fall in love and he reveals he is actually in line for the throne in what is now known as Botswana. She moves to Africa with him and they face many obstacles from his people and the British government due to their interracial marriage. Powerful stuff. Released: 25th November

The Edge of Seventeen 

Hailee Steinfeld gives an ace performance as the most troubled and complex character I’ve seen in a high school-based comedy in years. She plays Nadine, who is an outsider at school, at odds with her mum and in the shadow of her perfect older brother (Brody Jenner) and matters get far worse when he starts dating her only friend. This will make you laugh and cry and want to watch it all over again. Released: 30th November

 

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