Ten films to see this September includes a range of exciting new releases, and a couple of movies with staying power that are worth viewing if you haven’t caught them already.
The Limehouse Golem
Hailed as a wonderfully atmospheric celluloid adaptation of a murder mystery in the Victoria era, it stars Bill Nighy as a detective trying to solve some theatrical East End murders in London during the late 19th century. The second feature by director Juan Carlos Medina, it was produced by Lionsgate Films.
The latest feature from Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and Annapurna Pictures, this film recreates the Detroit riots of 1967. John Boyega stars as a security guard caught up in a brutal conflict with racist police at the Algiers Motel.
God’s Own Country
A jaded farmer connects with a Romanian worker and rekindles his love of the countryside. Starring Josh O’Connor and Ian Hart, the film is the directorial debut by Francis Lee. It’s gathered rave reviews for its hardscrabble authenticity, and is released by Picturehouse Entertainment.
Our Souls at Night
Released on Netflix towards the end of September, this poignant romance stars acting royalty in the form of Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. Directed by Ritesh Batra, the film has won praise for the wonderful performances from its two leads in a story about lonely people finding connection.
Starring star of the moment Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, Mother! is the eagerly awaited psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky, who helmed the award-winning Black Swan. Bardem and Lawrence play a couple whose home life is disturbed by the appearance of two surprise houseguests, played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris.
A Ghost Story
Award-winning actor Casey Affleck stars in a hypnotic supernatural thriller directed by David Lowery. Rooney Mara also stars, as the widow haunted by Affleck’s ghost in this independent feature celebrating the endurance of love.
The Dark Tower
Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba star in this Sony Pictures adapation of a story from horror master Stephen King. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, it’s the tale of a boy with dark visions who sees a gunslinger and a sorcerer in a parallel universe.
This indie movie is about a rapper in suburban New Jersey who wants a better life. With a great performance by Danielle Macdonald as the hip hop artist of her dreams Patti Cake$, the film was directed and written by Geremy Jasper.
Christopher Nolan’s Second World War epic which portrays the evacuation of Dunkirk and rescue of trapped Allied soldiers has been a huge success on every level for Warner Bros, and is being talked about as an Oscar contender. It’s not a brand new release, but if you haven’t seen it, you probably should. Cast includes Harry Styles, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh.
This blockbuster directed by Patty Jenkins has raked in the cash while being a pioneer as a superhero tale led by a female character. One of the biggest films of the year, it has taken the career of actress Gal Gadot to new heights while being another huge success for Warner Bros. Leaving home for the first time, Wonder Woman discovers her mighty powers in the war of wars.