Who’s ready for some creepiness, magic, aliens and emotions this month? You better be, because that’s what you can expect from these November movies.
American Honey – November 2
A teenage girl joins a travelling magazine sales crew with questionable morals and a penchant for partying. Shia LaBeouf proves he’ll probably be able to play a teenager for the rest of his life.
The Accountant – November 3
Hello, darkness, my old friend. Ben Affleck’s character is a CPA by day and forensic accountant for criminals by night. Or by other days. I don’t know his schedule. The point is that he works with bad people and Anna Kendrick is far too innocent for all this.
The Light Between Oceans – November 3
Before you rescue a baby from the ocean and start raising it as your own, you should maybe make a concerted effort to see if anyone’s child has recently gone missing. Just saying.
Hacksaw Ridge – November 3
Real-life US Army medic Desmond T. Doss refused to bear arms in World War II for religious reasons, and yet somehow he managed to be the biggest badass in existence. Andrew Garfield is painfully adorable.
Nocturnal Animals – November 10
Art gallery owner Susan Morrow receives a manuscript from her ex-husband, which seems to foreshadow a horrible revenge plot. I would not stay up to finish reading that. No way. Also, Tom Ford is directing so it’s no surprise everything about this movie looks gosh-darn fancy.
Arrival – November 10
Could you decipher an unknown language to try and prevent aliens from taking control of your world? Probably not. Be grateful you can remain anonymous in situations like that.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 17
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR FOREVER. This new story from J.K. Rowling takes place around 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series. It focuses on magizoologist Newt Scamander, who may or may not have unleashed magical creatures on New York. Good job, Newt. Lucky he’s a Hufflepuff; he should be able to find them.
I, Daniel Blake – November 17
The trailer is emotional, the characters are emotional, I’m emotional. Take tissues and be ready to feel like human kindness is a rare unicorn.
Morgan – November 17
Someone’s science experiment produces an artificial being named Morgan and they keep referring to her as “it” throughout the trailer. I’m already on Morgan’s side. Even if she did kill people.
BBC First British Film Festival
I am SO excited about this festival! The BBC First British Film Festival takes place from October 27 to November 16 and it is FILLED with incredible screenings. I was lucky enough to attend the Media Launch and catch an early screening of I, Daniel Blake. If that heralds what’s to come, we’re in for a really exciting month. There are so many gorgeous movies in the line-up but my top pick would have to be A Monster Calls - I’ve been waiting for that movie since before I was born and the book will tear your heart out. In a good way. Mostly. Check out more about the festival and book your tickets here.
Russian Resurrection Film Festival
From November 2 to November 9, the largest festival of Russian Cinema outside of Russia will rock Brisbane screens. The program features quality Russian cinema, both old and new. Find out more about the festival and book your tickets here.
The Australian Ballet Fairytale Series: Cinderella
If you don’t like Cinderella stories then we can’t be friends. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. On November 12 and 13, Event Cinemas Chermside and Robina will be hosting very special screenings of the Australian Ballet’s award-winning production of Cinderella, created by Alexie Ratmansky, with designs by Jerome Kaplan. Book your tickets here!
André Rieu: Christmas with André
This 80-minute recorded Christmas concert will give André Rieu fans an intimate tour of his hometown’s magical Christmas highlights. This is the perfect thing to get you in the mood for Christmas. Book tickets here.
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