The Top Ten Films to See This October

Here’s our take on the ten most interesting looking films which reach UK cinemas this month…

We here at Rumsey’s are really excited for this month, there are a lot of very promising looking films from Shakespearean epics to gothic romance and of course Bond’s return to the big screen, October is looking very good indeed. Here are our top ten picks for the new month…

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

IMDB: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead. 3 1/2 Minutes dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter.
Rumsey’s Musings: Rumsey correspondent Tom Little called this film ‘quietly devastating’ and was blown away by its emotional impact. We think it’s essential viewing.
Release Date: 02/10/15

By Our Selves

IMDB: No Description Given.
Rumsey’s Musings: Toby Jones heads one of the most interesting sounding films of the year; a recreation of the 90 mile walk undertaken by poet John Clare in 1841, accompanied by a straw bear, from a mental asylum to the woman Clare believed himself to be in love with. It’s hard to know exactly what to expect here but colour us intrigued.
Release Date: 02/10/15

Censored Voices

IMDB: The 1967 ‘Six-Day’ war ended with Israel’s decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking – a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing the kibbutzniks to publish only a fragment of the conversations. ‘Censored Voices’ reveals the original recordings for the first time.
Rumsey’s Musings: Plenty of strong critical reviews plus the draw of the material makes this a definite one to catch.
Release Date: 16/10/15

Crimson Peak

IMDB: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Rumsey’s Musings: We love a good gothic romance and the cast of Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain alongside director Guillermo del Toro make this fairly unmissable.
Release Date: 16/10/15

Fidelio: Alice’s Journey

IMDB: Thirty-year-old Alice’s occupation is rather unusual for a woman : she works as an engineer on a freighter. She loves her job and does it competently but even in a greasy blue overall a woman will be a woman, with her heart, her desires and her seduction… In such conditions can an all-male crew really remain totally insensitive to her charms? A situation all the more complicated as not only does Alice leave her fiancé Felix behind but she also discovers on board the Fidélio that the captain is Gaël, her first love…
Rumsey’s Musings: We were big fans of this movie and were thrilled by the performance its star Adriane Labed turned in – we recommend you find time to fit this one in if you are lucky enough to live near a cinema showing it.
Release Date: 02/10/15

Lobster (The)

IMDB: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Rumsey’s Musings: If you don’t get a chance to see Labed in Fidelio: Alice’s Journey then here’s a second film to catch her amongst a stunning cast which includes Colin Farrell, Olivia Coleman, Lea Seydoux, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw and John C. Reilly. What a cast, and we love the premise for this one too.
Release Date: 16/10/15

Macbeth

IMDB: Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Rumsey’s Musings: One of our most anticipated films of the year, Macbeth promises to be a blast of intensity and passion which, if the critics are anything to go by, will floor us when we sit down to see it. We have heard many excited cries declaring it as the film of the year and with Justin Kurzel directing and Fassbender and Cotillard staring we would simply not be able to turn it down.
Release Date: 02/10/15

Regression

IMDB: A father is accused of a crime he has no memory of committing.
Rumsey’s Musings: Here’s a film which is hard to call. Will it be an exciting thriller? Will it be another mediocre uninspired look at cults and indoctrination? It’s hard to say. But we are still following Watson’s career with interest post-Potter and this looks like very different territory for her…
Release Date: 09/10/15

Sicario

IMDB: An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Rumsey’s Musings: With 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and a superbly positive audience reaction Sicario has had us intrigued for a while now. Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro this looks set to be a hard-hitting, edge of your seat thriller and is rumoured to feature some of Blunt’s very best work.
Release Date: 02/10/15

Spectre

IMDB: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE..
Rumsey’s Musings: Anyone who knows this site will be aware that we are HUGE Bond fans here. That alone guarantees Spectre a place on this list, but on top of that we have the team returning from the excellent Skyfall with new additions of Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux. We really cannot wait.
Release Date: 26/10/15


So, what did you think? Are you also looking forward to any of these films or do you have your eyes set on other releases? Be sure to let me know in the comment box below!

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14 comments

  1. davecrewe · · Reply

    Great piece! I’ve only seen a couple of these so far, but The Lobster is my most-anticipated, with Spectre not far behind.

    1. Thanks! Those are probably my top two, although Macbeth is right up there too!

      1. davecrewe · · Reply

        I’ve already seen Macbeth or it’d probably be one of my most-anticipated 🙂

  2. Cheers again for the shout-out guys. Fantastic list this is, and I’m really surprised you are able to narrow it down to ten. Right now there’s too many for me to condense to even 20! haha.

    One that’s on mine that I don’t see here has got to be Ron Howard’s upcoming sea excursion, In the Heart of the Sea. As a huge fan of the director, that one is going to have to do something absolutely terrible for me not to love it haha

    1. Haha no worries!

      Yeah that’s on my list for the year too, although I didn’t have to consider it for this list as I think I’m right in saying that it is a December release.

      1. Oh, yeah doi. I wasn’t paying attention to the post topic lol. December should just hurry up and get here already. I can’t wait for that film for some reason

  3. Wow, there’s some great films coming out this month! I’m particularly interested in seeing Macbeth and Crimson Peak – though the highlight is Spectre.

    Also, Hiddleston’s Coriolanus is showing in cinemas at the moment which I mean to catch.

    1. Haha I thought Crimson Peak might have interested you Chris! Will have to catch up with you once Spectre is released – would love to hear your thoughts on that!

      Ooh good call, I really want to see that too.

  4. Spectre is at the top of my list.

    1. You and me both my friend!

  5. Awesome list! I’m really looking forward to seeing Crimson Peak (how often do we get a good creepy flick these days??), and I’m also seeing Sicario this week. Finally time for some good movies!

    1. Thanks! Yeah it’s a rare treat so let’s hope it lives up to expectations!
      I think there have been some great films scattered throughout the year, although there are loads of potential ones over the next couple of months.

  6. abbiosbiston · · Reply

    Definitely up for Sicario, Crimson Peak and Macbeth. Although 3 1/2 Bullets and Lobster (The) also sound really interesting.

    1. Yeah lots of promising films this month! I of course cannot wait for Bond and I’m seeing Macbeth tonight which I’m very excited for!

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