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Here are four films that you need to watch this winter

Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and enjoy a good film.

So, with the abundance of discounts and promotional deals up for grabs as a student, why not take a trip to the cinema this winter?

Here are four of the best films coming out over the next few months.

Last Christmas - (15th November)

Potentially a Christmas classic in the making—director Paul Feig brings us Last Christmas. Starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this seasonal rom-com is bringing out the big guns in terms of star power. Not to mention national treasure, Emma Thompson.

In what looks to be his best work since 2011’s Bridesmaids, Feig’s film will also utilise some unreleased tracks from the late George Michael. All in all, I’d say this one is going to be worth a watch.

Ford v Ferrari - (15th November 2019)

I'm going to put this out there—2017’s Logan might just be the greatest superhero film ever. At the very least, it's up there. Well, director James Mangold is back. And he’s brought with him a phenomenal cast. Starring Christian Bale as driver Ken Miles, and Matt Damon as car designer Carroll Shelby, the film chronicles the pair as they attempted to build a Ford race car to rival that of Ferrari at Le Mans ’66.

Given Mangold’s track record—with his last collaboration with Bale (2007’s 3:10 to Yuma) arguably the best Western of the 2000s—I’m optimistic for this one. Plus Bale is trying his hand at a Brummie accent—and as far as I can tell from the trailers, he’s pretty convincing.

Knives Out - (27th November 2019)

Let’s ignore Star Wars: The Last Jedi for a moment. Rian Johnson is a pretty interesting filmmaker. 2012’s Looper provided a sleek spin on time-travel movies. 2005’s Brick gave us an awesome twist on the noir genre. Plus he directed arguably the best episode in Breaking Bad—‘Ozymandias’.

So when he assembles a cast as good as this for a darkly comic ‘whodunnit’, I’m in. Daniel Craig. Chris Evans. Ana De Armas. Don Johnson. Jamie Lee Curtis. Toni Collette. Michael Shannon. Katherine Langford. Christopher Plummer. Lakeith Stanfield. Jaeden Martell.

Seriously, are you telling me that you’re not in too?

The Lighthouse - (31st January 2020)

Although a while away from release in the UK, this Robert Eggers led horror flick has been stirring up interest amongst award circles. The main premise surrounds Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as lighthouse keepers on a remote island, with the film tracking their slow drift into insanity. That’s all we know. Maybe that’s all we need to know. Eggers debuted with 2015’s The Witch after all—one of the more unsettling films in recent memory. And from the looks of it this film is going to be just as unnerving.

At the very least it’ll give you a chance to enjoy Pattinson’s acting chops before he takes on the much-coveted role of The Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. He’s been on a roll lately.

With other films like Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn (6th December), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (19th December) and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (26th December) coming soon, film-goers are in for a real treat this winter.

Featured image: Myke Simon/ Unsplash