500 Days Of Film Reviews The Films To Watch In November 2018
Well, here we are in 2018's penultimate month of November. London Film Festival has come to a close and awards season is now in full swing. We have a month of marvelous movies ahead.
However, first, let’s look back at the best films of October 2018.
My month at the cinema started out very well indeed with Glenn Close’s superb performance in The Wife. Then came Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut - the wonderful A Star Is Born featuring brilliant performances from both Cooper and Lady Gaga.
October continued in impressive form with Damien Chazelle’s breathtaking and poignant First Man before treating us to some fun and nostalgia with the return of Michael Myers in David Gordon Green’s Halloween.
Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, was also (finally) released in October - to mixed reviews. Meanwhile, Netflix had a strong October. Hot on the heels of Hold The Dark came the release of both Apostle and 22 July.
I still have some catching up to do regarding films released in UK cinemas in October. For example, I managed to miss Venom, Columbus, Bad Times At The El Royale, Mandy, Dogman, Fahrenheit 11/9, The Hate You Give, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot, Possum and The Guilty.
I know, I know… I have a lot of catching up to do! I blame the BFI London Film Festival, which took place during October and kept me busy watching films such as Suspiria, Beautiful Boy, The Sisters Brothers and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Looking forward, there are lots of films to keep us busy in November… let’s take a look!
Must Watch Films In November!
Friday 2nd November
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Karl Johnson
Tuesday 6th November
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson
Friday 9th November
They Shall Not Grow Old
Director: Peter Jackson
Director: Paul Dano
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Director: Morgan Neville
Starring: Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli
Friday 16th November
9 to 5 (re-release)
Director: Colin Higgins
Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald
Director: David Yates
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp
Director: Luca Guadagino
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth
Wednesday 21 November
The Girl In The Spider's Web
Director: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Synnøve Macody Lund, Vicky Krieps
Friday 23 November
Director: Sam Levinson
Starring: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Ando
Friday 30 November
Anna And The Apocalypse
Director: John McPhail
Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Starring: Michael B. Jordan Sylvester Stallone Tessa Thompson Wood Harris Russell Hornsby Phylicia Rashad Dolph Lundgren and Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Ralph Breaks The Internet
Director: Rich Moore and Phil Johnston
Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Bell, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson
Three Identical Strangers
Director: Tim Wardle
Starring: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman
Over To You...
This is a pretty decent list, I’m sure you will agree.
What will you be watching in November? Let me know in the comments section below or via Twitter. You can find me @500DaysOfFilm.