Reel Reviewer Column: High pressure on The Aeronauts

Jason Day previews November cinema releases, including a drama about Victorian hot air balloon exploration and the Disney sequel phenomenon that is Frozen 2…

Felicity Jones in THE AERONAUTS. Photo copyright eOne

Sorry We Missed You (out on November 1)

Director Ken Loach’s typically gritty film chronicles a family’s struggle on the ‘gig economy’ (short-term contracts and freelance work).

The Aeronauts (November 4)

Lavish drama about Victorian meteorologists. This thrilling, vertigo inducing epic stars Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.

Meeting Gorbachev (November 8)

“I’m German and I bet the first German you met wanted to kill you!” Only Werner Herzog could start a meeting with the former Russian premier in such a way. Kooky, cheeky and engrossing.

The Good Liar (November 8)

Geriatric thriller with the dream combo of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan. Sexy Mirren isn’t the most convincing lonely old lady romanced by shady McKellan, but who cares when two class acts collide?

Little Monsters (November 15)

Comical horror starring Lupita Nyong’o as a teacher who uncovers a zombie apocalypse whilst on a day out with the kids, treating it like a game to avoid scaring them.

Frozen 2 (November 22)

Newly crowned Elsa previously turned her kingdom to ice and sister Anna had to pick up the pieces. Now Elsa, Anna and their crew travel to an enchanted island to learn the secrets of her powers.

Ophelia (November 22)

A great cast (Naomi Watts, Clive Owen) star in this goodlooking, soap opera Hamlet. Daisy Ridley – superb – takes the title role and George MacKay is the supposedly mad Prince.

Tommy (November 22)

Director Ken Russell’s 1970’s rock musical classic about a blind/deaf lad (Roger Daltrey) who is a pinball wizard and becomes the head of a cult, is re-released.

At MK Gallery – Joker (November 8 & 12)

Polarising public opinion is this backstory to the Batman villain. Joaquin Phoenix is spellbinding in the title role, whose abused alter ego suffers a psychotic split. Impressive at times, but deeply disturbing. For more: bit.ly/JokerFilm2019 To book: bit.ly/MKGalleryFilm

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This feature was published in the November 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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