15 Movies Everyone
Will Be Talking About
This Fall

(& Timothée Chalamet is in two of them.)

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In my heart of hearts, Justin Chon will always be shaggy-haired Eric from Twilight. But IRL, he is
a prolific director and his latest film is going to make you cry. Like, a lot. Chon plays Antonio LeBlanc, a Korean-American adoptee raised in Louisiana who is faced with the sudden threat
of deportation.

Blue Bayou
September 15 (in theaters)

Diana Silvers and Kristen Froseth star as rival ballet dancers in an elite Parisian academy in this movie adapted from A.K. Small’s novel Bright Burning Stars. And as we know from undersung classic Center Stage, nothing is more dramatic than a pas de bourree face-off.

Birds of Paradise
September 24 (Amazon Prime Video)

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I ship Eddie Brock and Venom the way some people ship Jim and Pam from The Office, so I’m thrilled to have my two best cranky buddies reunite for a new adventure, this time battling Woody Harrelson as Carnage. Some people might get eaten; things will definitely get messy. In the words of my favorite symbiote: “Yummy.”

Venom 2:
Let There Be Carnage

October 1 (in theaters)

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Julia Ducourneau’s first film was cannibal-coming-of-age drama Raw, so it’s not surprising that her follow-up is being called one of the most shocking movies of 2021. Titane follows Alexia, a dancer and serial killer whose sexual attraction to cars — yes, you read right — leads her to being impregnated by one. So... not for the faint of heart.

October 1 (in theaters)

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We’re going back to the old neighborhood in this prequel to The Sopranos, which tracks a young Tony Soprano as he navigates the turmoil of late-1960s Newark. Rising star Michael Gandolfini takes on his late father James’ most celebrated role to, as they say, keep it in The Family.

The Many Saints of Newark
October 1 (in theaters and HBO Max)

Karen Cinorre’s directorial debut tracks a frustrated hotel worker (Grace Van Patten), who magically gets transported to a world where a gang of ferocious young women (Mia Goth, Havana Rose Liu, Soko) lure men to their deaths via radio distress calls, siren style. The White Lotus teens would approve.

October 1 (in theaters)

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007 is back, but her name isn’t Bond. Lashana Lynch plays Nomi, the new 00 agent who took over James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) title after he retired. But with a new villain on the loose, the two must work together to save the world, yada yada yada. It’s been 25 films. You know the drill.

No Time To Die
October 8 (in theaters)

Sophisticated European setting? Check. Mid-century aesthetic? Check. Owen Wilson? Check. The French Dispatch seems to be everything you could hope for from a Wes Anderson movie, plus Timothée Chalamet in a bathtub. I say oui oui.

The French Dispatch
October 22 (in theaters)

Remember when Game of Thrones premiered
and you had to say words like “Khaleesi” with a straight face? Get ready to repeat that linguistic adventure with Dune, adapted from Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. But hey, it’s worth it to watch Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Oscar Isaac play in the sand, right?

October 22 (in theaters and HBO Max)

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Remember the name Thomasin McKenzie. The star of Last Night in Soho plays Eloise, a fashion student whose dreams suddenly transport her to London in the 1960s, where she encounters a glamorous singer (Anya Taylor-Joy). But the dream quickly becomes a nightmare as the dark specters of the past haunt Eloise’s present.

Last Night In Soho
October 29 (in theaters)

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Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, and Regina King? Yes.
On horses? Inject it! Musician Jeymes Samuels’ directorial debut gives a much needed refresh
to the American Western, while subverting our expectations of what a cowboy should look like.

The Harder They Fall
November 3 (in theaters and Netflix)

Fans of The Crown, listen up! Following Emma Corrin’s Emmy-winning portrayal of Princess Diana, Kristen Stewart takes the mantle — and the diamond-sapphire engagement ring — of the People’s Princess in a new biopic covering the end of her marriage to Prince Charles.

November 5 (in theaters)

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Not only does the movie gift us swoll Kumail Nanjiani, The Eternals is also Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao’s first foray into the MCU. Get ready for some signature breathtaking landscapes and a group of immortal heroes who emerge from the shadows to save the world and look good doing it.

The Eternals
November 5

Nearly 20 years after making history as the first Black woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, Halle Berry is marking a new kind of first, this time behind the camera for this Netflix film. In her directorial debut, Berry takes on the world of MMA fighting as Jackie Justice, who gets one last shot at redemption after a lifetime of setbacks.

November 24

Say it with me: “Father, Son, House of Gucci.” Lady Gaga and Adam Driver didn’t put on their best Wario accents for you to sleep on this sordid true story of fashion, murder, and excess.

House of Gucci
November 24