Forget the easygoing summertime fare of the past few months. October has arrived, and with it comes some of the year’s most highly anticipated (and finest) films. Given the impending arrival of two stellar, unconventional dramas, a host of A-list thrillers, and a lavish sequel to a certain sci-fi classic (among others), cinephiles should prepare for an intensely busy month of quality moviegoing.
Blade Runner 2049 (Oct. 4)
Harrison Ford’s android-hunting cop Deckard is dragged out of hiding by Ryan Gosling’s young detective in order to help solve a case involving the fate of the human race in this Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel to Ridley Scott’s influential 1982 sci-fi film.
Leatherface (Oct. 20)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s iconic villain gets his own origin story in this prequel starring Stephen Dorff and directed by Julie Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo responsible for 2007’s unforgettable Inside.
Geostorm (Oct. 19)
The only thing worse than a storm is a GEOSTORM, an epic environmental calamity caused by futuristic weather-controlling satellites that can only be stopped by Gerard Butler. Dean Devlin, producer of Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Patriot, makes his directorial debut with this disaster film.
The Snowman (Oct. 20)
Based on the novel by Joe Nesbø, this thriller from director Thomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) concerns a detective (Michael Fassbender) and his new partner (Rebecca Ferguson) trying to stop a serial killer known as “The Snowman.”
The Square (Oct. 26)
Art world pretensions are deliriously skewered by this latest social satire from director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure), which won the Palm d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
Suburbicon (Oct. 26)
George Clooney directs this reworked Coen Brothers-authored story about a man (Matt Damon) whose peaceful suburban existence is turned upside-down—in all sorts of criminal ways—after a home invasion.
Thank You for Your Service (Oct. 26)
The lingering effects of wartime battle on combatants is tackled by this PTSD-fixated drama starring Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Beulah Koale, and Amy Schumer.
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