By Brendan Lee
Prospect – November 2
Set amidst the toxic forest of a distant moon, a teenage girl and her father search for an untapped deposit of gems that could reap riches. The only problem is they’re not alone. This sci-fi thriller won the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Widows – November 16
When four women’s husbands are murdered in the line of criminal activity, instead of crumbling in defeat, they pry back fate from cold dead hands. This icy thriller simply cannot fail, with legendary director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and award-winning author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) orchestrating every turn.
At Eternity’s Gate – November 16
The story of near-mythical painter Vincent Van Gogh and his struggle for recognition within a world that neither respects nor understands the beauty in his work. Willem Dafoe shines as Gogh, and director Julian Schnabel paints a painfully elegant picture.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – November 16
The wild and wacky Coen brothers return to the world of the Western, and do so with a sardonic splash. Told in six separate parts, prepare for the untamed wilderness of the Oregonian frontier days, and the violently hilarious people that lived them.
Green Book – November 21
This is the true story of a world class black pianist on tour and the rough and tumble Italian-American who drives him through the south. They must follow their titular green book to know which establishments will serve black people. This is a two-worlds-collide-to-make-each-other-better kind of affair from one half of the Farrelly brothers, who usually bring us comedies like Dumb and Dumber. This one grabbed the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at TIFF… which is a big deal.