Alice Burns takes a look at the latest blockbusters, ready-to-stream films, Netflix exclusives and DVD releases
Release Date: 16th October
Director: Katie Capiello
Starring: Brittany Adebumola, Odessa A’zion, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson and Elena Khan
A Netflix original exploring the lives of five students in a busy Brooklyn high school as they navigate the complex highs and lows of ordinary life in a bid to become extraordinary. Dealing with economic hardships and the strict social hierarchies of high school life, the group must find their way through life in the big city where it matters who you talk to. Yet it also matters who you’re comfortable with. A story of finding your own kind. Your crowd – likeminded people amidst a sea of racial tensions, political unrest and sexual politics. An easy ride? Probably not.
Release Date: 21st October
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Lilly James, Keely Hawes, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Riley
Based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel, this new adaptation takes the baton from Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning version from 1940. Young newlywed Mrs de Winter arrives at her new husband’s intimidating family estate on the English coast to a chilly greeting. In an attempt to settle into the unfamiliar trappings of her new life at Manderley, she soon finds herself in a battle to overcome the footprints left behind by the first wife of Maxim de Winter: Rebecca herself. From the heady scents of the azalea borders, to stringent mealtime traditions, Rebecca has left her mark on every corner of Manderley – including the man of the house himself.
You Should Have Left
Release Date: 12th October
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Bacon
Susanna, a successful actress, and her husband Theo, a middle-aged banker, take their young daughter Ella away to a remote mansion in Wales in a bid to repair their fraying marriage. What seems like an idyllic escape quickly manifests into a nightmare when the shadows of their broken marriage creep across the endless corridors, mirrors no longer reflect reality and the walls of the house itself begin to shift. Theo’s grasp on reality steadily begins to wane as the couple suspect a sinister force within the house knows secrets neither of them are willing to reveal.