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10 Movies You Must See in December

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Our pick of the new releases coming to UK/ROI screens in December.

At time of writing it seems cinemas are set to re-open in most areas of the UK and Ireland from early December, with a schedule that includes the first major Hollywood release since Tenet way back in the summer. If you're unfortunate enough to live in a restricted area, we've also got you covered with some exciting Home Entertainment releases on the way.


falling

Falling
Viggo Mortensen makes his directorial debut with family drama Falling, which the actor also wrote, along with composing the score. The film sees an aging father (Lance Henriksen) clash with his gay son (Mortensen) when the former stays in the latter's home while searching for a place to retire.
In cinemas from December 4th.



Murder Me Monster

Murder Me Monster
Writer/director Alejandro Fadel's Argentinian thriller stars newcomer Victor Lopez as a police officer investigating what appears to be a serial killer decapitating their victims. But as the investigation rolls on, it seems something inhuman may be responsible.
In cinemas and on VOD from December 4th.



I'm Your Woman

I'm Your Woman
The husband and wife team of director Julia Hart and writer Jordan Horowitz collaborate on this 1970s set thriller, which stars Rachel Brosnahan as a young woman who finds herself on the run with her infant child when her husband makes some deadly enemies.
On Amazon Prime Video from December 11th.



Education

Education
Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' series of five films exploring London's Caribbean diaspora from the 1960s to '80s concludes in December with Alex Wheatle, a biopic of the titular novelist, and the concluding film, Education. Inspired by McQueen's own school days, the latter follows a young boy let down by a disinterested education system.
On BBC i Player from December 13th.



Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984
While all other would be blockbusters have either pulled their cinema releases back to next year or opted for the streaming route, Wonder Woman 1984 has held firm with its 2020 cinema release. To say a lot is weighing on Gal Gadot's bare shoulders is an understatement. Wonder Woman will no doubt save the day on screen, but can she save the perilous cinema industry?
In cinemas from December 16th.



Let Him Go

Let Him Go
After appearing together as Ma and Pa Kent in Man of Steel, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have reunited for director Thomas Bezucha's adaptation of author Larry Watson's novel. Costner and Lane play a Montana couple forced to take extreme measures to free their young grandson from the clutches of the dangerous family their daughter became involved with.
In cinemas from December 18th.



The Woman Who Ran

The Woman Who Ran
The latest character drama from prolific Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo stars his regular muse, Kim Minhee, as a discontented young woman who leaves her husband on a trip to visit some old friends. Expect long takes, stomach rumbling dinner scenes and much drunkenness.
On MUBI from December 20th.



The Midnight Sky

The Midnight Sky
Following duds The Monuments Men and Suburbicon, George Clooney needs to get his directorial career back on track. Perhaps the movie to correct his course is this ambitious sci-fi drama. The film takes place on a near future Earth that has been ravaged by a mysterious apocalyptic event. Clooney plays a scientist who attempts to contact an astronaut (Felicity Jones) to prevent her from bringing her crew back to our doomed planet.
On Netflix from December 23rd.



Soul

Soul
Following Mulan, animated drama Soul is the latest major title to skip cinemas for the mouse house's streaming service Disney+. Pixar's latest sees Jamie Foxx voice a music teacher who gets a chance to live his dream of playing Jazz for an audience, only to find his soul separated from his body. Critics have hailed this as one of Pixar's best and most moving works.
On Disney+ from December 25th.



Freaky

Freaky
With Happy Death Day, writer-director Christopher Landon gave us a clever and fun horror spin on the Groundhog Day format. With his latest movie, Freaky, he's taken another popular movie trope - the body swap - and rejigged it for a horror setting. The film stars Kathryn Newton as a high-schooler who finds herself swapping bodies with the deranged serial killer (Vince Vaughn) who is terrorising her small town.
In cinemas from December 25th.