Birth of a Nation
The Sundance sensation that set a record for highest purchase price ever has a wide release as writer/director/star Nate Parker brings a true tour de force to the screen. The film focuses on a man who is taught to be a preacher to keep slaves under control. Viewers witness what the slaves go through from his perspective. Will he be the spark that ignites a revolution?
Girl on a Train
Based on the book, this thriller stars Emily Blunt as a recent divorcee who views the life of a married couple through the window of a train she takes daily. One day, she witnesses something shocking which sends her barreling toward uncovering the truth.
Keeping up with the Joneses
A comedic ensemble including Gil Gadot, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm stars Fisher and Galifianakis as a struggling married couple who befriends their new next door neighbors, Hamm and Gadot, who seem just too good to be true. Mysteries unravel as they learn they aren’t who they appear to be, spiraling down an adventure no one saw coming.
This latest adaptation of the Dan Brown book series is directed by Ron Howard and features Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. The movie delves into finding Dante himself. Langdon wakes up in a hospital with no memories and must race to discover what happened while unraveling a new sinister plot that may threaten the entire world.
That’s it for October! Stay tuned for more interesting pictures as we delve into the end of the year and find the best films that will satisfy your cinema palette.
David Postma runs the website www.filmtakeout.com. He works in financing and producing and writes for various feature films and television projects.