November movies not to miss

November film releases have a wide selection to choose from, action, drama, comedy and animation, there’s certainly something for everyone.

Here’s what not to miss in the cinema this coming month, and with the onset of award season you can expect some brilliant performances on the big screen.

Brooklyn

Set in the early 1950s, Brooklyn is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future – and love, in the shape of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen).  When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her.  As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma – a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.

Saoirse Ronan gives a classy performance in this crowd-pleasing love story. In fact she’s one of our nine actors who we predict are going to dominate at awards season.

In cinemas November 6

Kill Your Friends

Based on John Niven’s 2008 novel of the same name, Kill Your Friends is a hilarious expose of the music industry during Brit pop’s heyday. Niven himself has written the script, Owen Harris directs and X-Men star Nicholas Hoult plays the monstrous Steven Stelfox, a morally bankrupt A&R man who lies, cheats and even murders his way to the top all-the-while consuming colossal quantities of Class A drugs.

This film made our list of British Films not to miss in 2015 too.

In cinemas November 6

Steve Jobs

Directed by Danny Boyle, starring Michael Fassbender and written by The Social Network and The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin, this brand new biopic of Steve Jobs has all the ingredients for greatness. It’s set over three episodes – the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984, the release of a new computer for NeXT in 1988 after he was fired from Apple, and the celebrated launch of the iMac in 1998 after a triumphant return to the company. Boyle shoots each in a different way – 16mm film at first, 35mm film next and HD digital for 1998 – and provides an insight into the tech revolutionary’s complex life.

Michael Fassbender embodies the late Apple genius Steve Jobs and the actor’s portrayal highlights the many complexities about Jobs. It is a pleasure to watch him chew on the snappy, lightning fast dialogue and easy to see why he made our list of nine actors who will dominate at awards season this year.

Find out what made us love Michael Fassbender even more when he hit the red carpet.

In cinemas November 13

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The much-anticipated final instalment of the Hunger Games series if finally hitting cinemas in November and if it sticks to the same storyline as the books we’re in for an action-packed intense and extremely sad story.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

In cinemas November 19

Black Mass

Black Mass tells the true story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger (Johnny Depp), one of the most notorious and most wanted gangsters in U.S. history, who used his position as FBI informant to muscle out his competition and ensure his rise to becoming the Kingpin of Boston crime. Helping Bulger is John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), who lived in the same neighbourhood as Bulger when they were children, and is now looking to boost his career in the FBI. Suffice it to say, it doesn’t end well for either of them.

Johnny Depp looks set to give his best performance in years and we’re relishing the idea of him in a gritty role.

In cinemas November 27

Carol

Oscar talk has surrounded Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara since Carol first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May where Mara picked up the festival’s award for Best Actress. The film is a British and American co-production from Far From Heaven and I’m Not There director Todd Haynes. It’s an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s celebrated novel The Price Of Salt.

Mara plays a young department store clerk, Therese Belivet, who falls in love with a older woman Carol Aird, played by Cate Blanchett. The film is about the things left unsaid so much of Therese’s emotional journey is left to Mara and Blanchett to communicate through mannerisms, facial responses and behaviour. They rise to the challenge with aplomb. Neither has ever been better, and that’s why we think they’re both going to dominate come awards season.

See what Rooney Mara has on the horizon.

In cinemas November 27

The Good Dinosaur

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While travelling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

See what else Disney has coming up in 2016.

In cinemas November 27

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