Top Films for October

It’s that time of the month again chaps! It’s the start of October which means it’s time for me to go through my recommendations for the next four weeks.

A Star Is Born

You have probably heard all the hype surrounding Bradley Cooper‘s directorial debut A Star Is Born and it’s pretty much true – his performance, and Lady Gaga‘s, are very impressive and they will be nominated come awards season. He plays a country musician battling addiction who falls in love with a wannabe singer, who he helps become a star. Review here. Released: 3rd October

First Man

I didn’t give out many five out of five stars at the Venice Film Festival, but First Man was one of them. You can read my review here. Ryan Gosling portrays Neil Armstrong in this biopic about the pilot-turned-astronaut in the years leading up to the moon landing in 1969. I have loved everything Damien Chazelle has made so far. Big fan. Released: 12th October

 

Bad Times at the El Royale

It’s rare these days to get a big blockbuster film based on an original idea. It’s basically about seven strangers, who each have their own agenda, who turn up at a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe in the 1960s. It has a stellar cast including Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo. Cannot wait to see what goes down in this thriller! Released: 12th October

Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis is back and ready to take on Michael Myers once again!! It is a direct sequel to the original 1978 film, so it ignores the millions of earlier sequels, and is set 40 years later, when Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with her masked enemy for one final showdown on Hallloween night. I’m really intrigued by this. I hope it’s good. Released: 19th October

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

I love me a celebrity biopic, so this one about Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and Queen excites me very much. I don’t know much about Mercury’s life so I’m ready to be informed and entertained all at once. This focuses mostly on Mercury’s life, his sexual orientation etc, in the months leading up to the band’s legendary performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1995. Exciting! Released: 24th October

The Hate U Give

I love the novel by Angie Thomas, so I really hope this film adaptation does it justice. Amandla Stenberg plays Starr, a young girl whose world is turned upside down after she witnesses her childhood best friend be fatally shot at the hands of a police officer during a traffic stop. I hope this will be as powerful as the book. Released: 22nd October

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