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10 Movies You Must See In September

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Our guide to the most interesting movies coming to UK/ROI cinemas this September.


Words by Eric Hillis

As summer winds down the last potential blockbuster arrives in the form of It: Chapter Two, Sylvester Stallone returns to his other iconic character, James Gray sends Brad Pitt into space and Awkwafina bids farewell to her Gran.

Here's our pick of the most interesting movies coming to UK/ROI cinemas in September.




It: Chapter Two
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Director Andy Muschietti's adaptation of the first half of Stephen King's doorstop was a surprisingly massive hit. As a result, the second chapter has been afforded a much bigger budget and an all-star cast including the likes of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader as the grown-up versions of The Losers' Club, who reunite 27 years later when Pennywise returns to terrorise their home town once more.

In cinemas September 6th.






Rojo
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This Argentinian thriller from director Benjamin Naishtat takes us back to that country's time under the rule of a military junta in the late '70s and early '80s. When an altercation with a stranger ends with violent consequences, a lawyer finds his once straightforward life spiralling out of control when a private detective begins investigating him.

In cinemas September 6th.






Scarborough
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Adapted from the acclaimed play by Fiona Evans, Scarborough, writer/director Barnaby Southcombe's first feature since his 2012 debut I, Anna, follows two couples on holiday in the British seaside town. What sets these couples apart is that both feature taboo and law-breaking relationships. Jodhi May, Edward Hogg, Jordan Bolder and Jessica Barden star.

In cinemas September 6th.






La Flor
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If you've got a busy schedule you might want to skip writer/director Mariano Llinás' La Flor, as it boasts a total running time of 868 minutes. Set to be screened in three parts with scheduled intervals, the film tells six stories, all featuring four actresses appearing in different roles, and spans multiple genres from B-movie to musical to thriller. You might want to bring a comfy cushion for this one.

In cinemas September 13th.






Phoenix
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Norwegian writer/director Camilla Strøm Henriksen's feature debut Phoenix stars first time performer Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin as Jill, a 13-year-old charged with looking after both her mentally ill mother (Maria Bonnevie) and younger brother (Casper Falck-Løvås). Trouble rears its head when Jill's father (Sverrir Gudnason) arrives to celebrate her 14th birthday.

In cinemas September 13th.






Ad Astra
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Director James Gray's previous film, The Lost City of Z, concerned the explorers of the early 20th century. For his latest, Ad Astra, Gray is jumping forward with a tale of future exploration. In the sci-fi drama, Brad Pitt stars as a NASA engineer who heads off into space on a quest to track down his father (Tommy Lee Jones), who disappeared two decades earlier while searching for alien life.

In cinemas September 18th.






Rambo: Last Blood
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After bringing Rocky Balboa back with great success in recent years, Sylvester Stallone is hoping for a similar comeback for his other iconic character, John Rambo, last seen mowing down dozens of extras in gruesome fashion in 2008's RamboIn what claims to be a sendoff for the character, Rambo: Last Blood sees the Vietnam vet take on a deadly Mexican cartel.

In cinemas September 19th.






The Farewell
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Writer/director Lulu Wang draws on her own experiences for this family drama in which a Chinese-American woman (Awkwafina) travels to China upon learning her grandmother has been diagnosed with a terminal condition. As is sometimes the tradition in China, the family decide not to break the news to their matriarch. In the US, Wang's film has broken box office records for per-screen ticket sales.

In cinemas September 20th.






Ready or Not
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The premise of Richard Connell's short story 'The Most Dangerous Game' - a rich maniac hunts humans for sport - has fuelled numerous movies over the years, but directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have given the premise a fresh spin with Ready or Not, which confines its hunt to the interior of a sprawling mansion. Samara Weaving plays the hunted party, a newly-wed who finds herself pursued by her homicidal new in-laws on her wedding night.

In cinemas September 27th.






The Last Tree
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This coming-of-age culture clash drama stars Sam Adewunmi as a young Nigerian-British man who finds himself uprooted from a foster home in the idyllic expanses of rural England to live with his single mother (Gbemisola Ikumelo) on a crowded council estate in inner-city London. Writer/director Shola Amoo (A Moving Image) draws heavily on his own experiences to tell this personal story.

In cinemas September 27th.




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