10 Reasons To Go To The Cinema | SLMan
You’ve seen Tenet; now you’ve got to wait until 12th November for the new Bond film. From the third instalment in a bloody British caper series to Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest, here are ten other new films to draw you back to the cinema…

The King’s Man

The third Kingsman film is a prequel to the first one, which back in 2014 established the series as a brutal and often funny new player in the world of British caper movies. The King’s Man is essentially an origin story for the world’s first independent intelligence agency, which much prefers lethal action over appeasement. Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass) is in the director’s chair once more and an ensemble cast boasts big British names including Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Tom Hollander and Charles Dance.
Out September 16th
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White Riot

White Riot won the best documentary award at last year’s London Film Festival and finally – deservedly – gets a cinematic release. It’s London, 1977 and the punk movement could go either way: lurching towards the far right or embracing an altogether more inclusive political movement. In the face of anti-immigration hysteria and a neo-nazi recruitment drive, Rock Against Racism is formed and the likes of the Clash rally round to deliver its message to the masses. The energy of the time is palpable throughout Rubika Shah’s excellent film.
Out September 18th
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This raucous Scottish film made an impression at festivals around the world and earned itself a comparison or two with Trainspotting. Writer-director David McLean is telling his own life story – how he became an unlikely rock concert promoter – so there’s the whiff of vanity project about Schemers. Ultimately, though, the story is plenty good enough to sustain a 90-minute movie: McLean decides to put on a gig to impress a girl and quickly finds himself out of his depth, borrowing money from the mob to bring Iron Maiden to Dundee.
Out September 25th
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Death on the Nile

Kenneth Branagh is a busy man. Having played a Russian oligarch in Tenet, he’s behind the camera for this one, directing his second Agatha Christie adaptation. In this follow-up to his all-star Murder on the Orient Express, Branagh once again plays a prodigiously moustachioed Hercule Poirot. This time around, the Belgian detective is on holiday in Egypt when he’s called upon to investigate a murder linked to a mysterious love triangle. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network, Nocturnal Animals) bring international prestige to a largely British cast.
Out October 9th
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Jordan Peele (Get OutUs) has written this ‘spiritual sequel’ to the 1992 film of the same name. Set in the same, now gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the legend began, director Nia DaCosta’s new version sees Tony Todd return as Candyman, the hook-handed ghost of a slave’s son who was murdered in the 1800s. This time around there are some pretentious yuppies to terrorise including an artist looking to build his name.
Out October 16th
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This London-set psychological thriller tracks a young woman who starts to implode as she grapples with events that may or may not be real. She’s also got a stalker to contend with and some weird, eccentric neighbours. Antonia Campbell-Hughes leads a cast that includes actor-musician Johnny Flynn and the magnificent Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Kingsman).
Out October 23rd
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Saint Maud

This debut feature from British writer-director Rose Glass earned glowing reviews as it completed a lap of the festival circuit last year, even earning comparisons with Carrie, The Exorcist and Under The Skin. In a dank British seaside town, Maud is a god-fearing hospice nurse who takes it upon herself to save the soul of a heavy drinking patient, Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), who was once a celebrated dancer. As Amanda conversely tries to get Maud to loosen up, the nurse starts to think she might have been possessed by the devil and a gripping psychological horror ensues.
Out October 23rd
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Black Widow

Natasha Romanova (Scarlett Johansson) was given to the KGB at birth. They groomed her to become its ultimate operative but, when the Soviet Union splintered, its government tried to kill her. Cut to present-day New York and Natasha is a freelance operative facing up to a showdown with the Taskmaster. Also starring Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and Robert Downey Jr.
Out October 28th
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The Courier

Don’t confuse this one with last year’s mediocre Gary Oldman action-thriller of the same name. This is a historical drama that had its premiere at Sundance earlier this year and is cut from a different cloth. It tells the true story of Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), a British businessman who is recruited into MI6. His Soviet source turns out to be crucial to American efforts to penetrate their Cold War enemy’s nuclear programme and end the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Out October 30th

The Duke

From the director of Notting Hill, this is quintessentially English filmmaking that is elevated by a great real-life story and the presence of Jim Broadbent in its lead role. Broadbent is Kempton Bunton, an old-school leftie with a grudge about the price of TV licences. Having just heard the nation’s spent £140,000 on a Goya painting, he sets out on a mission from the north-east to the National Gallery. An Ealing-style comedy ensues, with Helen Mirren shining as Bunton’s wife. The Duke was warmly received at the recent Venice film festival.
Out November 6th

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