Best New Films: September

Autumn is closing in, which means it’s prime time to slink into the cinema as the early nights draw in. It might not be the Christmas blockbuster season just yet, but there are plenty of films to enjoy this month – from Blake Lively’s latest to an eye-opening documentary on singer M.I.A…

A Simple Favour

This post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with betrayals, secrets, murder and revenge. With comparisons to Gossip Girl and Girl on the Train, we can’t wait to indulge in this dark comedy.
In cinemas 20th September

American Animals

Spencer, Warren, Eric and Chas are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Warren comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school's library. As one of the most audacious art heists in US history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

In cinemas now

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

It’s 1993 and teenage rebel Cameron (Chloe Grace Moretz on striking form) is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen. Promptly, she is sent away by her parents to a remote treatment centre called God's Promise. While she is being subjected to eyebrow-raising gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.
In cinemas now


New York photographer Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) flies to London after learning of the death of her estranged father. In doing so, she returns to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti (Rachel McAdams), a female friend. But the pair’s fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their passion, as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.
In cinemas 28th September


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. Providing unparalleled, intimate access to the artist, we see her battle with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, and watch as she becomes one of the most recognisable and provocative voices in music today.
In cinemas 21st September


A woman with a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a stranger at a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As Agnes (Trainspotting’s Kelly McDonald, on cracking form) experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.
In cinemas now

The Children Act

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Based on the hard-hitting novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement, On Chesil Beach), this poignant film showcases knockout performances from Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.
In cinemas now

The Seagull

Based on Anton Chekov’s famous play, this all-star adaptation is a visual treat. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss and Annette Bening hit the mark as three very different female leads, while House of Cards star Corey Stoll intrigues as ‘Toast of Moscow’ Boris Trigorin.
In cinemas now


Idris Elba’s directorial debut, based on the novel by Victor Headley, is a startling drama. Still reeling from his brother’s death in a shooting when he was a child, Dennis Campbell, aka ‘D’, is hired by Jamaican crime lord and reggae producer King Fox to deliver a package of cocaine to British gangster Rico, who resides in the Hackney. But when Dennis finds out that the man who killed his brother all those years ago is also living in England, he is torn between revenge and the duty he was sworn to do.
In cinemas now

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