Here is what we’re excited to see this month
BOY ERASED – Nov. 2
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB – Nov. 9
Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. So far, poor reviews, but Claire Foy may be worth the price of admission.
BURNING – Nov. 9
South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she’s out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby. Strange as it is, anyone who knows the work of Haruki Murakami knows that this could very well be one of the best foreign films of 2018.
A PRIVATE WAR – Nov. 16
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
WIDOWS – Nov. 16
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Huge fan of Steve McQueen, although this film has all the makings of one of those “one for you” moments.
AT ETERNITY’S GATE – Nov. 16
A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Julian Schnabel hasn’t directed anything since 2010 according to 2010 and since he himself is a painter this new film will definitely be worth seeing. Although, I doubt it will rival Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, it certainly has the makings of being another fine Van Gogh installment after last years, Loving Vincent.
GREEN BOOK – Nov. 21
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. WINNER of the Grosch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Nov. 30
A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. From director Barry Jenkins who did Moonlight and based on a novel by the great civil rights intellectual, James Baldwin.
HAPPY AS LAZZARO – Nov. 30
This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Winner at Cannes for Best Screenplay.