This month we’re not short of fresh and crisp cinema premieres, including a fantasy (The Mermaid and the Sun King), a superhero movie (Black Panther 2), and a little scare with Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes (The Menu). Let’s see the November releases in order!
3 November, The King’s Daughter
In Vonda N. McIntyre’s historical fantasy, we visit the court of Louis XIV (Pierce Brosnan), whose life is threatened by a serious injury. But he learns that a mermaid could make him immortal, so he orders her to be brought before him. To complicate matters, the king’s rebellious daughter (Kaya Scodelario) befriends the mermaid, making it difficult for the monarch to achieve his goals. The film also stars the recently deceased William Hurt.
10 November, Black Panther 2
November is no time to be without a comic book movie, this time with the second instalment of Black Panther. After the death of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the people of Wakanda are faced with a new beginning, with Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) now blazing a new trail. The leader of the secretive underwater people, Namor (Tenoch Huerta), also plays an important role in shaping the fate of the kingdom.
17 November, The Menu
Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) visit a small island restaurant, where chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) treats them to a sumptuous dinner. But appearances can sometimes be deceiving: behind the pomp and glamour, there is danger lurking for customers that no one knows about at the outset. Mark Mylod’s film is a black comedy, thriller and horror, produced by big names such as Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.
17 November, She said
Where did the MeToo movement come from? How did it start? These are the questions answered in Told Me So, which looks at the work of two female reporters (Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan) who first raised awareness about sexual harassment in Hollywood. Perhaps they could not have imagined at the time that the story they were covering would have such an impact on the American cultural discourse, which gradually became a major issue worldwide.
24 November, Strange world
A new animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios takes viewers into an uncharted world of adventure and strange creatures for the Clade family. The story is the brainchild of the creators of Hero6 and Encanto, and the original voice-overs include Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union and Dennis Quaid.