Movies October 2019Managing Editor
DIRECTOR: Ang Lee
STARRING: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong
An innovative action thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.
DIRECTOR: Kasi Lemmons
STARRING: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, and Joe Alwyn
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Tubman’s courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
FORD V FERRARI
DIRECTOR: James Mangold
STARRING: Matt Damon, Christina Bale, Jon Bernthal Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon
Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale). Together, the two men battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating force of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
QUEEN & SLIM
DIRECTOR: Melina Matsoukas
STARRING: Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie-Turner-Smith
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black retail employee (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black criminal defense lawyer (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the pair are forced to go on the run, but the incident is captured on video and goes viral. The couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people across the country.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
DIRECTOR: Marielle Heller
STARRING: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood centers on the unexpected (and true) friendship between Rogers and the award-winning journalist Lloyd Vogel. The cynical writer is unenthusiastic about an assignment from Esquire to write a profile on Rogers, but ultimately finds that Rogers’s perspective on life begins to change his own.