- Last Night in Soho (29th October)
Dancing between modern day and 1960’s Soho, Edgar Wright’s latest feature tells the story of a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who dreams of becoming a fashion designer, idolising an aspiring singer from the 60’s (Anya Taylor-Joy). Mysteriously, the young designer becomes able to travel back to the 1960’s, and although things may at first seem exciting, this strange ability to time travel suddenly starts to corrupt her world. Applying the fast-paced and stylised characteristics of Wright’s filmmaking to a thriller will be sure to result in something very interesting, and shouldn’t be missed on the big screen.
2. The Beatles: Get Back (27th August)
Perhaps the best band to ever do it, Peter Jackson has reunited the fab four on the big screen once again. Working from over fifty-five hours of footage originally captured by Michael Lindsey-Hogg in 1970, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ director has restored and re-edited the footage to create an incredible three-part documentary series, with each instalment being two hours in length. To see all four of these incredible musicians come to life once again will be a brilliant experience, and my only complaint would be that I wish the documentary was covering footage from the ‘White Album’ rather than ‘Get Back.’ If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer released a few months ago, I would highly recommend giving it a watch.
3. House of Gucci (26th November)
Ridley Scott directing Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and Al Pacino in a murder-tale about one of the most influential families in the fashion world might be enough to sell this film to anyone. With the trailer having recently been released, it’s difficult not to anticipate the day that we’ll be able to sit down and enjoy this on the big screen, and although Scott is known to have had a fairly on-and-off run in terms of quality in recent years, it’s looking like ‘House of Gucci’ could be another great film for the director.
4. Dune (21st October)
One of 2021’s most anticipated blockbusters finally arrives in the UK late October. Denis Villeneuve directs this new adaption of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel about the son of a nobel family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. It’s unsurprising that with this star-studded cast Dune has already taken the film festival circuit by storm. This film is definitely one to watch on the big screen.
5. King Richard (12th November)
A film that seems to have flown relatively under the radar, but absolutely one to keep an eye on, King Richard. The film takes a look at tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, where they came from and how they rose to dominate their sport having been coached by their father, Richard Williams. With early Oscar buzz around Will Smiths performance, it’s certainly a film to see in the cinema.
6. Death on the Nile (11th February)
After Kenneth Branagh’s ambitious adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ brought an all-star cast to the big screen back in 2017, the director/starring actor is lining up another intriguing Christie text with ‘Death on the Nile’. Featuring such brilliant actors as Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer and Emma Mackey, with the likes of Ridley Scott helping out on the production side of things, Kenneth Branagh should hopefully deliver another exciting and intriguing blockbuster to cinema goers in early 2022.