Summer is officially over, but that also means cinemas are packed with great films. September brings us mature dramas, sexy thrillers and Idris Elba as a djinn.
The Forgiven / September 2
Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain shine in this mature drama-thriller from director John Michael McDonagh. Fiennes’ David accidentally runs over a young boy in Morocco as he and his wife Jo (Chastain). David is then forced by the boy’s father to travel with them to attend the funeral to atone for his actions which gives Jo a taste of freedom from her alcoholic, mean husband.
Three Thousand Years of Longing / September 2
One of the stranger additions to this list, Three Thousand Years of Longing has been met with a mixed reaction. George Miller’s completely unique take on fairytales stars Idris Elba as a djinn who grants three wishes to Tilda Swinton’s Dr. Alithea Binnie. Only, Alithea is suspicious of him so the djinn reverts to telling fantastical stories from his past.
Bodies Bodies Bodies / September 9
We’re slowly but surely approaching Halloween season and Bodies Bodies Bodies is here to immerse you in the world of grisly horror. A group of insufferably Gen-Z kids hole up in a lavish mansion during a storm and play the titular murder mystery party game. When a real body appears, the kids realise there’s a murderer amongst them.
See How They Run / September 9
See How They Run is a classic whodunnit. A film director is murdered back stage of an Agatha Christie play and Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) are tasked with finding the murderer. Tom George’s film has an impressive ensemble cast and we guarantee you won’t guess the ending to this murder mystery.
Don’t Worry Darling / September 23
Olivia Wilde’s second directorial feature is a twisty, psychosexual thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Pugh and Styles’ happy newlyweds move to a utopian community, led by Chris Pine’s charismatic leader. Pugh’s Alice soon begins to believe something much darker is going on behind the scenes of the seemingly perfect community.
Smile / September 28
We end the month with a proper old-school shocker. Smile follows Dr. Rose Cotter who, following the traumatic death of a patient, begins to experience disturbing occurrences that she can’t explain. Rose must face her past in order to survive her present and something tells us it won’t be easy. The trailer alone is terrifying, we can’t wait to be spooked by the entire film.