The 7 Best Cinema Releases This October

Culture
By Rufus Punt | 4th October 2023
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October is usually the month for creepy horror films and the first few Oscar-bait, but there are some seriously exciting movies making their way to the cinema this month.

From Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon to Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal‘s Foethese are the best cinema releases this October.

Cinema Releases This October Not To Miss

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon - cinema releases october

There are few directors who can make everyone’s heads turn at once when they release a new film, but Martin Scorsese is one of them. Killers of the Flower Moon, out this month on 20th October, promises to be a career highlight after debuting to huge acclaim at Cannes earlier this year.

Set in Oklahoma in the mid 1920s, it follows an investigation into a series of murders of prominent members in the Osage Nation Native American tribe and the subsequent fallout. Leonardo DiCaprio leads as Ernest Burkhart, husband to Native American Mollie (Lily Gladstone), who are both caught up in the investigation when members of her family are killed. Robert DeNiro meanwhile plays rich rancher William Hale, who’s Ernest’s uncle and Jesse Plemons plays Tom White, the FBI agent in charge of the murder case.

out in cinemas 20.10.2023

Foe

foe - cinema releases october

Foe is a new sci-fi psychological thriller starring a powerhouse duo of Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal and will be playing in a limited release in British cinemas this month.

It centres on a married couple, living in the not so distant future, whose lives are changed when a mysterious stranger arrives at their small farm. The stranger, named Terrence (Aaron Pierre), informs Henrietta (Ronan) and Junior (Mescal) that Junior is required to be sent into space to work on a space station, while Henrietta is left at home. Their marriage has been increasingly uneasy recently and both feel quietly warm to the idea. Henrietta is told that she will be left in the company of a robot who will take up her husband’s duties. But their absence from one another may do more damage than they imagined.

out in cinemas 06.10.2023

Cat Person

cat person - cinema releases october

A new dark comedy thriller from Susanna Fogel (co-writer of Booksmart), Cat People stars Emilia Jones as Margot, a 20 year old college student in her sophomore year, who falls for Robert (Nicholas Braun).

Robert is a regular at the cinema she works at and is several years older than her, even though she isn’t entirely sure why she finds him attractive. Her friend is unconvinced by her choice. The film is based on a short story that appeared in The New Yorker a few years ago, going viral and was written by Bodies Bodies Bodies story writer Kristen Roupenian. This adaptation turns the relatable short into a thriller, keeping the same premise and characters. It also stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Isabella Rossellini, Liza Koshy, Hope Davis and Michael Gandolfini.

out in cinemas 06.10.2023

The Exorcist: Believer

The Exorcist: Believer

Here’s one for Halloween: The Exorcist: Believer is a direct sequel to the original Exorcist film, which became a cultural sensation. Once again, it’s about school girls being possessed by the devil (what else?) after they stray too far into the woods. In the desperate scramble to try to save them, the two girls’ parents turn to the only person who they know has prior experience with dealing with the devil: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the mother of Regan from the original. But dealing with demons is never easy and the stakes have never been higher.

Leslie Odom Jr leads the cast, alongside Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum and MacNeil.

out in cinemas 13.10.2023

The Old Oak

The Old Oak

Set to be the last film from veteran British director Ken Loach, The Old Oak is set in County Durham and focuses on a pub landlord, TJ (Dave Turner), struggling to keep open his pub. His previously thriving mining community and town is now on the decline, and maintenance costs means he’s threatened to be put out of business.

As the one remaining public space where people can meet and feel part of a community, there’s a general feeling of doom and gloom, and tensions are raised when a group of Syrian refugees move into the town. However, TJ strikes up a friendship with one of the refugees, Yara (Ebla Mari), and is determined to lend his support in helping them become members of the community.

out in cinemas 29.09.2023

Blackberry

One of a growing trend of films about the rise of corporations, Blackberry tells the story of how Blackberry created some of the most successful phones in the world, before their eventual decline in fortunes.

The film stars Knocked Up and This Is The End actor Jay Baruchel as Mike Lazaridis, the founder of the Blackberry company, alongside It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Glenn Howerton as Jim Balsillie, the former chair and co-CEO of the company.

Shot in a docu-drama style, Blackberry shows how the un-business savvy tech genius Mike is manipulated and strong armed by the ruthless and profit minded Jim, as they work to create the world’s first true smartphone, before it all comes crashing down.

out in cinemas 06.10.2023

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

It might be the biggest box office event of the month: Taylor Swift is bringing her record breaking tour to the big screen with The Eras Tour concert film.

The show brings together all of Swift’s “eras” so far, ranging from her earliest hits to her most recent album Midnights, showcased into a three-hour stage spectacular. The tour has been a monster hit so far and it was only a matter of time before an official concert film was released, letting those who’ve been unable to secure tickets to the tour get their Swift fix in cinemas. Of course, you’d better be quick to secure your booking- tickets are likely to sell like hot cakes.

out in cinemas 13.10.2023


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