New Movies Worth Watching in the Coming Months

Lachin KerbabaevaStaff Writer

The end of September again pleases the audience with impressive premieres. The documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction, directed by Ludo and Otto Brockways and narrated by Kate Winslet, was released on Sept. 16.

The film takes viewers on a journey around the world from Scotland to the Amazon rainforest, telling stories about food production and its impact on the environment. Throughout the documentary, people at the epicenter of the climate crisis share their experiences. It stars local activists, celebrities and academics who add their verdicts on the most pressing issue of our generation.

Blue Bayou (2021), directed by Justin Chon, was released on Sept.16. The script is based on real events. The plot revolves around the story of Antonio LeBlanc (played by Justin Chon), who was adopted in Korea, grew up in the United States, in a small town of Louisiana. He marries the love of his life Katie (Alicia Vikander), with whom he brings up his beloved daughter Jessie. However, as a result of his accidental arrest, he came under the jurisdiction of the US Immigration and Customs Service. LeBlanc faces deportation and fights the system.

Another interesting film is released on Sept. 23 on the Netflix streaming platform with Jake Gyllenhaal. The Guilty is a remake of the Danish thriller of the same name by director Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, 2015) and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto, showrunner of True Detective.

The plot of the film begins with a usual working day for a rescue operator who receives a strange call from a woman in mortal danger. The main character tries to help her, but everything turns out to be much more complicated than it seems. The film stars Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, 1989), Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry,1999), Riley Keough (The House That Jack Built) and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine).

The next film will appeal to every person who once felt lonely, the dramatic musical Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky, who is known for the famous teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Key roles in the film were played by Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, and Amandla Stenberg.

Dear Evan Hansen tells the touching story of a high school student with social phobia. The attending physician advised him to write a letter to himself, but it falls into the hands of Connor, Evan’s classmate. A few days later, Evan learns that Connor committed suicide, and parents of Connor found a letter with him that begins with the words “Dear Evan Hansen.”

The film broadcasts a simple, but very important reality in modern thought: “You are not alone.” Prior to the creation of the film, the musical with the same name had been shown on Broadway for many years since 2015.

The role of the main character in the film was played by the same actor as in the play. The actor who played a school student is 27-years-old. The constant postponement of filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the fact that Ben Platt was already ready to give up the main role of his career due to the fact that he risked not looking like a school student. Fortunately, the movie was filmed, and the viewers can see it on the big screens on Sept. 23.

The sequel of Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released on Sept. 30. It tells the story of the confrontation between Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) who turned to Venom and serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson).

Kasady appeared in the first film only in the scene after the credits, but in the upcoming movie the character will receive noticeably more screen time and team up with the symbiote Carnage. Cletus Kasady will be paired with the supervillain Shriek, portrayed by Naomie Harris.

The first part of Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer, was released in 2018. With a budget of $100 million, the film earned more than $800 million, although it earned low ratings from film critics. The second part was directed by the inimitable Andy Serkis, best known for his role as Gollum in the films The Lord of the Rings and as Caesar in The Planet of the Apes.

Blue Bayou, starring Antonia LeBlanc / Image Courtesy of

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