Summer is officially over. The weather is starting to feel less like hot trash, there are less and less guys on Scruff with the ‘traveling’ airplane emoji, but also some of the best films of the year will soon be coming to theaters (or on Netflix, in some cases).
You’ve seen A Star is Born eight times already. How are you going to fill that Gaga-shaped hole, in your heart? WUSSY is here with our list of some the best bets of the season, in order of their wider release dates.
Let us know what you’re excited about in the comments below!
Release Date: Oct 12
Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell star in this true story about a father trying to deal with his son’s struggle with addiction. For Chalamet, it looks like a solid follow up to Call Me By Your Name and almost certainly his ticket to the Best Actor nomination this year. Sappy father-son Oscar fair or a home run
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Release Date: Oct 19
Melissa McCarthy stars as a failing celebrity biographer who tries to take back her career by forging and embellishing literary letters. The film is based off Lee Israel’s memoir, and includes a central queer friendship that makes this film shine. We’re just excited to see McCarthy show off her dramatic chops, after a spree of underwhelming comedies.
Release Date: Oct 26
When the remake of the Dario Argento cult classic was first announced, everyone collectively groaned at the thought of tampering with such an iconic horror movie. But with Tilda Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, I Am Love) on board, it could well exceed initial expectations.
Release Date: Nov 2
Voted most likely on this list to be bad, real bad.
Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is one of the most promising aspects of this film. Despite early inclinations of Queer erasure from the film’s first official trailer, later previews have shown more promise. Here’s hoping the film doesn’t shy away from Mercury’s HIV status as a bisexual rock legend.
Release Date: Nov 16
Steve McQueen’s new film starring Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya looks like a crazy good time. Written by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), Widows is a modern take on the classic heist thriller, with a group of badass ladies behind the driver seat.
The Front Runner
Release Date: Nov 21
After knocking it out of the park with Tully, director Jason Reitman is back again this year with something slightly more Oscar-baity. The Front Runner stars Hugh Jackman as presidential frontrunner Gary Hart. Hart’s campaign was famously squashed after a scandalous affair was uncovered by press.
Release Date: Nov 23
Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (Dogtooth, The Lobster) latest picture is a comedic period piece starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. This will Lanthimos’ first film written by someone else (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara) and it shows. His unsettling masterpiece, The Killing of the Sacred Deer, was one of our favorite films of 2017.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Release Date: Nov 30
Based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name, this is the much-anticipated latest film by Oscar winner director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins. If Beale Street Could Talk stars KiKi Layne as Clementine Rivers, and American woman seeking to prove her husband’s innocence.
Will we get another Barry Jenkins / Damien Chazelle showdown at the Oscars this year?
Release Date: Dec 14
Alfonso Cuaron’s latest drama will be released simultaneously on Netflix and in Landmark theaters nationwide for a limited theatrical run — only to ensure it is eligible for the Academy Awards. Set in the 1970’s, Roma follows a struggling middle-class family in Mexico City.