TOP 5 FILMS SCREENING IN NYC
YOU SHOULD WATCH

After the end of the exhausting summer blockbuster season, catching a movie during the fall can be a much more relaxed, intimate encounter. Here are our top picks for movies premiering this fall.


1. American Honey

Are you fed up with by-the-numbers coming of age dramas? Do you like it when Shia Labeauf goes wild? If you answered yes to both of these questions, American Honey is the movie for you. The film is about Star, a teenage girl who runs away from home and descends into the world of sex, drugs, and what-you-have. It perfectly captures the free and wild lifestyle that the youth has been longing for since the beginning of time, while offering solid performances, including first-timer Sasha Lane in the main role. The movie was praised for its "visually fascinating aesthetic" by film critic Brian Tallerco. It is the fourth feature movie of director Andrea Arnold who broke into the British indie scene with the fascinating, but heavy Fish Tank, and established herself as a director to watch with her rendition of Wuthering Heights in 2011. American Honey is her first movie getting an US release and is shot in the director's signature full-frame 1.33:1 style. Despite its 166-minute-long running time, it is certainly a must-see for everyone with an acquired taste.

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2. The Accountant

Not yet tired of movies about antisocial scientists? Or movies with Ben Affleck? How about we add some action and excitement? In this upcoming thriler, math savant Christian Wolff (Affleck) must escape the Treasure Department's agent after uncooking the books of some dangerous people. Along for the ride is Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick), a fellow accountant who gets tangled in Wolff's business. The movie is directed by Gavin O'Connor, best known for his boxing movie Warrior. The Accountant appears to be a perfectly crafted piece of escapism for the cold fall evenings. The stellar cast furtherly includes JK Simmons, John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor.
And who knows? Perhaps this flick is going to be Affleck's redeemer for the early 2016 failure Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and O'Connor's as well after his disappointing Jane Got a Gun?

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3. Kevin Hart: What Now?

When the weather gets colder and the sky gets colder, one could especially use a bunch of lighthearted laughs. On the 14th of October, beloved actor and comedian comes to cinemas with a full-length documentary/comedy flick filmed at his show at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field in 2015, one of the most groundbreaking comedy events of the decade. Anyone who missed his gigantic, record-setting show now has the chance to experience it on the silver screen. The show comes with additional cinematic footage starring Halle Berry and Don Cheadle. Much like Antal Nimrod's Metallica - Through the never, this movie makes an attempt to depict a real-life feature event with a fictional background - even though hopefully this one is going to be funnier and will have a better soundtrack.

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4. Desierto

If you don't get discouraged by foreign movies and moreso if you like Mexican cinema, Desierto is certainly for you. Mexico's entry for the 89the Academy Awards was helmed by Jonás Cuarón, brother of Alfonso Cuaron, director of Gravity and Children of Men. The thriller-drama tackles timely issues, such as illegal imigration and gun violence. It's definitely going to be interesting to see whether the first-timer director can live up to his brother's fine work, but the quality entertainment is guaranteed, thanks to co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffery Dean Morgan.

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5. Certain Women

Fans of indie flicks and feminist cinema definitely need to check out this award-winning movie starring none other than Kristen Stewart alongside indie favorite Laura Dern. The ensemble movie is set in Montana and explores the intersecting lives of lawyers Laura Wells (Dern), Beth Travis (Stewart) and wife and mother Gina Lewis (Michelle Williams). The movie originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and is based Maile Meloy's short story collection, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It.

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