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October 2023: New Movies In Theaters This Month

October 2023: all the new movies to watch in theaters this month, from Killers of the Flower Moon to anticipated hits, upcoming films, hidden gems and new releases!

The wait is over: so many highly anticipated new movies are about to be released in theaters in October 2023! This month will give us festival gems like Killers of the Flower Moon and The Killer, promising new films like Foe, the new Exorcist movie, and some great new flicks that will be out on Netflix, Prime, and Apple TV+ soon too!

We made a list of all the new movies coming to theaters in October 2023: here is what to watch this month! Find all the films below, in order of release and divided by films you’ll be able to see in U.S. theaters and in U.K. cinemas; we also included global release dates where available. Enjoy!

  1. October 2023: New Movies in U.S. Theaters
  2. October 2023: New Movies in U.K. Cinemas



Directors: Justin Taylor Smith & Kaoru Ishibashi
U.S. Release: October 6, followed by nationwide release
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter K Ishibashi (professionally known as “Kishi Bashi”) embarks on a personal quest by creating his music in locations relevant to the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII. It is on this journey in which Kishi Bashi comes to terms with his own Japanese American identity and uncovers a myriad of social issues that have gripping modern relevance.


Director: Baatar Batsukh
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: When city dwellers Erkhmee and Selenge arrive at an old cabin deep in the Mongolian wilds, a foreboding settles over the couple. Erkhmee’s seemingly keen desire to provide a safe and nurturing space for his artistic wife is at odds with the violent actions and mannerisms their quizzical neighbor observes. As the neighbor digs deeper for the reason behind this aberrant behavior, only more questions and trouble arise.


Director: Maggie Betts
U.S. Release: October 6
Global Release: October 13 on Prime Video

Official synopsis: Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story.


Director: Susanna Fogel
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: October 27

Cat Person (2023): Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Susanna Fogel’s Cat Person features two great performances, but it often undercuts its own message.

Official synopsis: When Margot, a college sophomore (Emilia Jones) goes on a date with the older Robert (Nicholas Braun), she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts. Cat Person is a razor-sharp exploration of the gender divide, the quagmire of navigating modern dating and the dangerous projections we make in our minds about the person at the other end of our phones.


Director: KIM Seong-sik
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Kim Seong-sik’s Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman is a likeable and fun blend of genres that suffers from an overly safe second half.

Official synopsis: Despite being the grandson of a famed village shaman, Dr. Cheon doesn’t actually believe in ghosts, yet makes a living performing fake exorcisms on camera. But when a mysterious client arrives at his door, Dr. Cheon is drawn into a series of strange and unexplainable events that will challenge everything he has ever believed—and resurface childhood horrors he’s tried to forget.


Director: David Gordon Green
Global Release: October 6

The Exorcist: Believer – Movie Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: The Exorcist: Believer misunderstands what made the original movie one of the most influential pieces of horror storytelling.

Official synopsis: Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.

But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.


Director: Garth Davis
U.S. Release: October 6
Canadian Release: October 13
Australian Release: October 19
U.K. & Irish Release: October 20

Foe: NYFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Garth Davis makes a mess out of his high-concept sci-fi film Foe, leaving behind a mishmash of loose messages, tones, and themes.

Official synopsis: Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in Foe, a haunting exploration of marriage and identity set in an uncertain world. Hen and Junior farm a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s family for generations, but their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre) shows up at their door with a startling proposal. Based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel, directed by Garth Davis, and co-written by Davis and Reid, Foe’s mesmerizing imagery and persistent questions about the nature of humanity (and artificial humanity) bring the not-too-distant future to luminous life. 


Director: Pierre Morel
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Ex-special forces operative Mason Pettis (John Cena) is stuck in a dead-end desk job when he reluctantly takes on a freelance gig to provide private security for washed-up journalist Claire Wellington (Alison Brie) as she interviews the ruthless—but impeccably dressed—dictator, Juan Venegas (Juan Pablo Raba). When a military coup breaks out just as she’s about to get the scoop of a lifetime, the unlikely trio must figure out how to survive the jungle AND each other in order to make it out alive!


Directors: Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky & Maeve O’Boyle
U.S. Release: October 6 in NY, October 13 in LA & additional markets
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: A raw and intimate portrait of the legendary folk singer and activist that shifts back and forth through time as it follows Joan on her final tour and delves into her extraordinary archive, including newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork, therapy tapes, and audio recordings.


Director: Martin Scorsese
U.S. Release: October 6 (limited), October 20 (nationwide)
Global Release: in theaters October 20, then on Apple TV+

Official synopsis: When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one—until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.

Watch on Apple TV


Director: John Curran
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Set almost entirely in a moving vehicle, Mercy Road is an unrelentingly tense psychological thriller in real time: A man covered in blood leaps into his work truck and races against the clock to save his daughter. Who is he? What are his sins? Where is he going and what will he find when he gets there?


Director: Michelle Danner
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Miranda’s Victim: GIFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Abigail Breslin gives a career-best performance in Miranda’s Victim, the untold true story of how a sexual assault case forever changed the American legal system.

Official synopsis: Miranda’s Victim is based on true events. In 1963, eighteen-year-old Trish Weir (Abigail Breslin) is kidnapped and sexually assaulted. Her assailant, Ernesto Miranda (Sebastian Quinn), confesses without legal representation and serves a two-year sentence, only to have the verdict later overturned. In the resulting retrial, a determined prosecutor (Luke Wilson) seeks to hold Ernesto accountable for his crimes, despite grueling opposition from Ernesto’s defense attorney (Ryan Phillippe). What follows is a legal proceeding that forever changes the nation’s justice system.


Director: David Farrier
U.S. Release: October 6 (limited), October 13 (nationwide & Canada)
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Intrepid journalist and filmmaker David Farrier, whose previous film Tickled became a global sensation for exposing the dark underbelly of competitive endurance tickling, faces off against his greatest foe yet in MISTER ORGAN, an enthralling and bizarre tale that finds Farrier in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a mysterious con man who is wreaking havoc on his neighborhood.


Director: Tom DeLonge
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: After discovering research left behind by a missing government agent, Dallas Edwards and his misfit high school friends embark on a righteous and dangerous adventure to uncover a paranormal conspiracy in Southern California that brings them face-to-face with some of the government’s most guarded mysteries.


Director: Kitty Green
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

The Royal Hotel: TIFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Kitty Green’s The Royal Hotel breathes new life into its familiar themes through smartly restrained directing.

Official synopsis: Americans Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called ’The Royal Hotel’ in a remote Outback mining town. Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.


Director: Pedro Almodovar
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: September 25

Strange Way of Life: Cannes Film Review – Loud & Clear Reviews
Pedro Almodóvar’s queer western is not the film you expect it to be. Strange Way of Life is a sensual, timely tale of masculinity and desire.

Official synopsis: A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who rides out to meet him, worked together as hired gunmen. Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his friend from his youth, and they do indeed celebrate their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their old friendship….


Director: Sean McNamara
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

VINDICTA: Trailer (Paramount Movies)

Official synopsis: When a city is terrorized by a sadistic serial killer, a seasoned detective and a newly recruited paramedic are forced into a deadly game of vengeance, only to discover the key to stopping the bloodshed lies in unlocking the truth of their own haunted pasts. Elena Kampouris (Children of the Corn), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings franchise), and Jeremy Piven (Entourage) star in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from the director of On a Wing and a Prayer.


Director: Linh Tran
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Waiting for the Light to Change: Film Review – Loud And Clear
Review: Despite some clunkiness, Waiting for the Light to Change is a beautiful debut film that will certainly speak to young adults.

Official synopsis: Over the course of a week-long beach side getaway, Amy, having recently undergone dramatic weigh loss, finds herself wrestling between loyalty to her best friend Kim and her attraction to Kim’s new boyfriend.


Director: Demián Rugna
U.S. Release: October 6 (limited), October 27 (Shudder)
U.K. Release: October 6

When Evil Lurks: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Demián Rugna’s When Evil Lurks is a delightfully gory horror film that can’t sustain itself beyond a terrific first half.

Official synopsis: Despite being the grandson of a famed village shaman, Dr. Cheon doesn’t actually believe in ghosts, yet makes a living performing fake exorcisms on camera. But when a mysterious client arrives at his door, Dr. Cheon is drawn into a series of strange and unexplainable events that will challenge everything he has ever believed—and resurface childhood horrors he’s tried to forget.


Director: David Zucker
U.S. Release: October 6
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Memphis is exuberant, headstrong, and wild at heart. As a young man living with cerebral palsy, he is used to being looked at with skepticism when it comes to achieving his dreams, but he refuses to back down. He lives on the edge, pursuing them with grit and passion. Although Memphis believes to his core that he’s meant for greatness, he finds himself stuck in Austin with dead-end jobs, a claustrophobic apartment, and no government assistance.

His parents struggle to be there for him: they have baggage of their own. They waver between supporting Memphis’ desire for independence and pushing him towards a more pragmatic reality. His best friend Seneca, an aspiring performer, struggles to reconcile her own big ambitions with her small town life. Memphis, as always, pushes on.


Director: Alexander McGregor Birrell
Global Release: October 8

Official synopsis: A handsome stranger appears at a young thriller writer’s cabin deep in the American wilderness. Mysterious, intriguing, attractive and terrifying, has he found the perfect inspiration for his new book or are his darkest fantasies about to come to life?


Director: Justine Triet
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: November 10

Anatomy of a Fall (2023): Movie Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Movie Review: Sandra Hüller gives the year’s best performance in Anatomy of a Fall, a masterclass in raw emotion and subjective storytelling.

Official synopsis: For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he was murdered or committed suicide. Samuel’s suspicious death is presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect. What follows is not just an investigation into the circumstances of Samuel’s death but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’s conflicted relationship.


Director: Colton Tran
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: A group of friends travel to a haunted campsite with a mysterious bell. According to legend, if you ring the bell at midnight, a murderer will appear. This group’s plan to debunk the myth goes awry as they discover that the truth is stranger – and far more frightening – than fiction. 


Director: John Barr
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: A sailing adventure spirals out of control in this tightly wound-survival thriller. 19-year-old Rose (Odeya Rush) lives a tough, small-town life in Florida with her single mother Alma (Saffron Burrows). Their luck seems to take a turn when Alma’s new businessman boyfriend, Derek (Eric Dane), whisks them away on a sailing adventure to Bermuda. While at sea, Derek’s “business” is revealed to be less than legitimate when their boat is attacked by savage villains, set on fire, and Alma is viciously killed. Distraught and persecuted by Derek and The Captain (Ray Liotta), Rose unearths a primal instinct of survival and a terrifying need for vengeance. She will not yield until those responsible for her mother’s murder are dead.


Director: David Slade
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Dark Harvest: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Dark Harvest is a bold and unsettling new nightmare – a rewatchable Halloween film with great cinematography and production design.

Official synopsis: In a cursed town, the annual harvest becomes a brutal battle for survival. On Halloween 1963, Sawtooth Jack, a terrifying legend, rises from the cornfields, threatening the town’s children. Groups of boys unite to defeat the murderous scarecrow before midnight. Richie, a rebellious outcast, joins the run, motivated by his brother’s previous victory. As the hunt progresses, Richie makes a shocking discovery and faces a pivotal choice to break the relentless cycle.


Director: David Slade
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Shortly after comic artist Adam (Augustus Prew) responds to Internet trolls, he begins experiencing sleep paralysis — while an empty rocking chair moves in the corner of his apartment. As he chronicles increasingly malevolent occurrences in a series of tweets, Adam begins to believe he is being haunted by the ghost of a dead child named David. Encouraged by his boss to continue the “Dear David” thread, Adam starts to lose his grip on what is online…and what is real. Based on the viral Twitter thread by BuzzFeed comic artist Adam Ellis.


Director: Conor Allyn
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

loud and clear reviews October 2023: New Movies In Theaters This Month - IN THE FIRE (Saban Films)
October 2023: New Movies In Theaters This Month – IN THE FIRE (Saban Films)

Official synopsis: A doctor from New York (Amber Heard) travels to a remote plantation in the 1890s to care for a disturbed boy who seems to have inexplicable abilities. She begins treating the child, but in doing so ignites a war of science versus religion with the local priest who believes the boy is possessed by the Devil and is the reason for all the village’s woes.


Directors: Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: November 17

Official synopsis: In 2018, a shocking event made headlines around the world: a young American missionary, John Chau, was killed by arrows while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated Indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island. THE MISSION uncovers the gripping story beyond the headlines. Through exclusive interviews and with unprecedented access to Chau’s secret plans, personal diaries, and video archives, THE MISSION examines the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and reveals his own father’s heartbreak as Chau’s youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.


Director: Jon Gunn
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Ordinary Angels: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Hilary Swank stars in Ordinary Angels, a heart wrenching true to life story of a father waiting for a liver transplant for his daughter.

Official synopsis: Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.


Director: Richie Adams
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: out now on digital and on demand. Watch The Road Dance!

The Road Dance (Film Review): Hope & Grief in the Hebrides – Loud And Clear Reviews
Richie Adams’ The Road Dance is a thoughtful tale of grief and hope, as well as a visually stunning reflection of the harshness of life on the Hebrides in WW1.

Official synopsis: In a small, remote village in the Outer Scottish Hebrides, Kirsty (Hermione Corfield) yearns for adventure and another life across the ocean. Though she finds comfort in time spent with her mother and younger sister, she sees hope and a future with Murdo (Will Fletcher), an intelligent, curious poet. The two fall in love as World War I looms, and Murdo is soon conscripted to join the other men of the village to fight.

As a gesture of farewell, the village hosts a road dance, a celebration attended by every resident, but this sense of community is soon shattered by an unspeakable incident that changes Kirsty’s life forever. Sensitively adapted from John MacKay’s 2002 novel, this sweeping tale of adversity and resilience captures the attitudes of the time while offering a moving melodrama for audiences of any time period.


Director: Aristotle Torres
U.S. Release: October 13 (LA)
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: South Bronx teen Kadir (Asante Blackk) is a gifted visual artist who loses his way following the death of his younger brother. Overcome with grief and struggling with the pressures of school and family, he escapes into the thrilling yet dangerous world of graffiti gangs. To prove himself and join his neighborhood’s ruling gang, Kadir tries to rob no-nonsense MTA conductor Luis (Luis Guzmán), but is caught off guard when Luis agrees to give Kadir cash if he’ll sit down to have a meal with him. Following their conversation and the delicate, transformative friendship that grows out of it, Kadir sees for the first time how his artistic talent could lead to a better life. 


Director: Sam Wrench
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: The electrifying The Eras Tour captures Taylor Swift ’s crowning achievement with first-class quality in every frame.

Official synopsis: The cultural phenomenon continues on the big screen! Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film experience with a breathtaking, cinematic view of the history-making tour. Taylor Swift Eras attire and friendship bracelets are strongly encouraged!


Director: Meg Ryan
U.S. Release: October 13
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Two ex lovers, Bill (David Duchovny) and Willa (Meg Ryan) get snowed in at a regional airport overnight. Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to and annoyed by one another as they did decades earlier. But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to the dreams they once shared, they begin to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted.


Director: Quentin Lee
U.S. Release: October 20
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Nathan Lee (Harrison Xu), an API teenager, finds out that he has brain cancer right before he turns 18 and vows to live the remains of his life with passion… and refuses to die a virgin. Knowing that his gay best friend, Dash (Matthew Mitchell Espinosa), wants to become a filmmaker, Nathan offers himself as a documentary subject to Dash, who is also in love with Nathan.

Nathan and Dash decide to document as much of his remaining life as possible. Without reservation, Nathan experiments sexually and falls in love with Lorelei (Natasha Tina Liu), another high school friend. As Nathan realizes he cannot reciprocate Dash’s true love, he decides to marry Dash, a Dreamer Immigrant, and gifts him American citizenship.


Director: Rodrigo Moreno
U.S. Release: October 18 (NY), October 27 (LA)
Latin American Release: October 26
Canadian Release: October 27
U.K. Release: TBA

The Delinquents (2023): Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Argentinian director Rodrigo Moreno’s The Delinquents is an intriguing bank heist film/romance drama enhanced by its parallels.

Official synopsis: Bank employee Morán (Eliás) schemes to steal enough money to liberate himself from corporate monotony, then confesses and servees prison time while his co-worker hides the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román (Bigliardi) later encounters a mysterious woman who will transform him forever.


Director: Andrew Bowser
U.S. Release: October 19
U.K. Release: TBA

Onyx the Fortuitous & the Talisman of Souls Review – Loud & Clear
Film Review: Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls feels like a labour of love from start to finish.

Official synopsis: Misunderstood by all who know him, Marcus J. Trillbury (Bowser), aka Onyx the Fortuitous, is struggling to find purpose in his soul-devouring side gig. But just when it seems he’s ready to throw in the towel, he receives a coveted invitation to the mansion of his idol Bartok the Great (Jeffrey Combs; Re-Animator) for a ritual to raise the spirit of an ancient demon. Ecstatic, he joins Bartok, his mysterious delegate Farrah (Olivia Taylor Dudley; “The Magicians,” Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) and a collection of fellow devotees as they prepare for the ceremony, but quickly it becomes apparent things are not what they seem. As Onyx and his new friends fight to keep their souls, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to meet his destiny.


Director: Josh Berman
U.S. Release: October 20
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Faced with a traumatic injury that renders you permanently disabled; how would you reinvent yourself? In 2014, Trevor Kennison’s life was forever altered by a broken back – for worse and for better, in equal measures. Barry Corbet, an intrepid skier, mountaineer, explorer, filmmaker, and Jackson Hole legend, broke his back in a helicopter crash in 1968. Frustrated by a pre-ADA culture that did not accept or support the disabled, Barry reinvented himself, becoming a seminal leader in the disability community. Full Circle follows Trevor on a path towards post-traumatic growth in parallel with Barry, 50 years later.  


Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin
U.S. Release: October 20 (limited)
U.K. Release: October 20 (limited)
Global Release: November 3 on Netflix

Nyad: Netflix Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Netflix’s Nyad struggles with tone and engagement, offering a viewing experience with good performances but lacking depth.

Official synopsis: A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims.

Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.


Director: Sara Zandieh
U.S. Release: October 20
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: When Zoey (Josephine Langford), a smart computer nerd inexperienced with love, causes Zach (Drew Starkey) to get a concussion, he mistakes Zoey for his girlfriend. Before she reveals the truth, she meets Zach’s cousin Miles (Archie Renaux), with whom she has a lot in common. Pretending to be Zach’s girlfriend, she realizes she has feelings for both of them and is forced to confront her fears and to make an impossible decision!


Director: David Yates
U.S. Release: October 20 (limited)
Global Release: October 27 on Netflix

Pain Hustlers: Netflix Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Pain Hustlers (Netflix) has an interesting premise, but there are structural flaws in the film’s plot and script.

Official synopsis: Dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter, Liza (Emily Blunt) lands a job from Pete (Chris Evans) at a failing pharma start-up, where Liza’s charm, drive, and guts catapult her into the high life and the company into the center of a criminal conspiracy with dire consequences.


Director: Errol Morris
U.S. Release: October 20 (limited)
Global Release: October 20 on Apple TV+

Official synopsis: Academy Award® winner Errol Morris pulls back the curtain on the storied life and career of David Cornwell, the former spy known to the literary world as John le Carré.

Get it on Apple TV


Director: Jennifer Lane
U.S. Release: October 20
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: The life and career of experimental artist Robert Irwin, whose installations have radically expanded the possibilities of what art can be. Irwin began as a painter in LA’s “Cool School” scene, before developing a new way of working that made perception itself the subject. Irwin’s notable works include the Central Garden at the Getty Center in LA and untitled (dawn to dusk) in Marfa, Texas.

New interviews with the artist and his colleagues are supplemented by archival materials, including photographs and archival recordings, as well as new, immersive footage of Irwin’s artworks.


Director: Tamra David
Global Release: October 23 & 25

The Timeliness of Crossroads (2002) – Loud And Clear Reviews
Crossroads (2022) is not only Britney Spears’ film debut, but a surprisingly relevant reflection on her life over the past two decades.

Official synopsis: Crossroads tells the story of three childhood friends, Lucy (Britney Spears), Kit (Zoë Saldana) and Mimi (Taryn Manning), who, after eight years apart, rediscover their friendship on a cross-country trip. With barely a plan, practically no money but plenty of dreams, the girls catch a lift with Mimi’s handsome friend Ben (Anson Mount) in his convertible. Along the way they not only gather experiences that will change their lives, but they also discover how important it is to hold onto their hearts’ desires.


Director: Rebecca Landsberry-Baker & Joe Peeler
U.S. Release: October 27 (LA), December 1 (NY), followed by more cities
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: A political docu-thriller about the fight for free press in the Muscogee Nation, BAD PRESS provides unparalleled insight into the inner workings of a modern Native American tribe. Just three years after its passage, the 2018 “Free Press Act” was repealed, placing Mvskoke Media, the Muscogee Nation’s sole news outlet, back under control of the chief and his cabinet. Veteran reporter Angel Ellis quickly becomes the key voice of dissent at the decimated news outlet and is willing to lay it all on the line to deliver the truth to her fellow citizens.


Director: Jesse V Johnson
U.S. Release: October 27
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: After her family is slain and her land stolen, warrior queen Boudica (Olga Kurylenko) leads a fierce rebellion against the Roman Empire, inspiring her people to fight for freedom.


Director: Matthieu Rytz
U.S. Release: October 27
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: 5 years after Anote’s Ark, Matthieu Rytz returns with this up-to-the-minute tale of geopolitical, scientific, and corporate intrigue that exposes the machinations of a secretive organization empowered to greenlight massive extraction of metals from the deep seafloor that are deemed essential to the electric battery revolution. Narrated by Jason Momoa, Deep Rising illuminates the vital relationship between the deep ocean and sustaining life on Earth.

The documentary also follows mining startup The Metals Company, as it pursues funding, public favor, and permission from the International Seabed Authority to mine wide swaths of the Pacific Ocean floor. Rytz’s fly-on-the-wall access observes extraction companies as they co-opt scientific studies and deliver pitches to investors, proposing how the costs of industrializing our Earth’s last pristine environment can be justified to access metals they claim will benefit all of mankind.


Director: Emma Tammi
U.S. Release: October 27 in theaters and on Peacock
U.K. Release: October 27 in cinemas

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s may not deliver in the horror department, but it compensates with effective animatronics and performances.

Official synopsis: Can you survive five nights? The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse — the producer of M3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man — brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.


Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
U.S. Release: October 27 (NY), November 3 (LA), with nationwide expansion to follow
U.K. Release: TBA

Four Daughters: LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters delivers its powerful and timely story with a brilliant use of the documentary form at its best.

Official synopsis: A riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood, Four Daughters reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and performance to examine how the Tunisian woman’s two eldest daughters were radicalized. Casting professional actresses as the missing eldest daughters Ghofrane and Rahma, along with acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri as Olfa, director Kaouther Ben Hania restages pivotal moments in the family’s life, interwoven with confessions and reflections from Olfa and younger daughters Eya and Tayssir that capture moments of joy, loss, violence, and heartache.


Director: Jesse V Johnson
U.S. Release: October 27 (limited), November 3 (nationwide)
U.K. Release: January 19, 2024

The Holdovers Review: A Complete Joy – Loud And Clear Reviews
Featuring a winning trio of scintillating performances, The Holdovers marks a stunning return to form for Alexander Payne.

Official synopsis: From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


Director: Justin S. Monroe
U.S. Release: October 27 (NY), November 10 (LA)
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: In this visceral, three-year race against time, Tim, a talented, yet unknown, LA artist bluffs his way into winning the commission to create the world’s largest stained-glass window of its kind. The problem is, Tim doesn’t know how to make it…


Director: Jake Paltrow
U.S. Release: October 27
U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, architect of the mass murder of the Jews during World War II, is revisited in a gripping and surprising new vision from American filmmaker Jake Paltrow (THE GOOD NIGHT). This Hebrew-language drama—based on true accounts—tells its story from the intertwined perspectives of three largely unrelated figures: Eichmann’s Jewish Moroccan prison guard; an Israeli police investigator for the prosecution and a Holocaust survivor; and a 13-year-old Jewish Libyan immigrant.

Largely shot on 16mm film, Paltrow’s vividly textured work uses these disparate points of view to paint an image of the diasporic Jewish people and, in its unorthodox narrative approach, reminds us that the same histories are experienced differently by people all over the world, and we are connected through shared traumatic pasts.


Director: David Fincher
U.S. Release: October 27
Global Release: November 10 on Netflix

The Killer (Netflix): Venice Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: In The Killer, David Fincher subverts the revenge neo-noir genre with the ironic character study of a tedious, sociopathic hit man.

Official synopsis: After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers and himself on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.


Director: Joe Lynch
Global Release: October 27

Official synopsis: Suitable Flesh sees Psychiatrist Elizabeth Derby become obsessed with helping a young patient suffering extreme personality disorder. But it leads her into dark occult danger as she tries to escape a horrific fate.



Director: Matt Johnson
U.K. Release: October 6
U.S. Release: out now on digital and on demand! Watch Blackberry!

BlackBerry (2023): Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: BlackBerry documents an important part of tech history, and the complex relationships and brilliant minds that made it happen.

Official synopsis: Every era has its visionaries, and BLACKBERRY, co-written by Director Matt Johnson and Producer Matthew Miller, investigates the brilliance of the individuals that invented the world’s first smartphone. Recounting the Canadian company’s humble yet chaotic rise to market dominance, BLACKBERRY is a darkly comedic telling of the tragic tale of a Canadian company that revolutionised the way we communicate, before swiftly plummeting into obsolescence. 

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Director: Chloe Domont
U.K. Release: October 6
U.S. Release: September 29 (limited)
Global Release: October 13 on Netflix

Fair Play: Netflix Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Netflix’s Fair Play is a slick psychological thriller that takes aim at ambition, jealousy, and the corrosive nature of secrecy.

Official synopsis: An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple’s relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.


Director: Mikey Murray
U.K. Release: October 6
U.S. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Lucy, a disillusioned office clerk who lives in a dysfunctional relationship with her slovenly partner Paul, is surprised to find herself on the cusp of a none-too-secret affair with her new work colleague, Daniel. The thrill of the chase for a shred of affection takes her mind off her problematic life but she’s not sure that she’ll ever leave Paul, or that sex with someone else is the true answer to her problems.


Director: Anna Hints
U.K. & Irish Release: October 13
U.S. Release: TBA

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Quietly engrossing documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood tells the stories of several women in the darkness of an isolated sauna.

Official synopsis: In the darkness of the smoke sauna, a group of women tend to each other’s bodies as they share their innermost secrets and experiences. Their candid and cathartic conversations about body image, family and social expectations, illness, sex, sexuality, childbirth and violence give a sense of communion as the women wash away the shame trapped in their bodies and regain their strength. 


Director: Bishal Dutta
U.K. Release: October 20
U.S. Release: September 22

It Lives Inside: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: It Lives Inside fails to provide a chilling and emotional chiller, slowly losing its identity as it runs its course.

Official synopsis: An Indian-American teenager struggling with her cultural identity has a falling out with her former best friend and, in the process, unwittingly releases a demonic entity that grows stronger by feeding on her loneliness.


Director: Stephen Kijak
U.K. Release: October 23
U.S. Release: out now on Max!

Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed Review – Loud And Clear
Review: Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed is an intimate film about one of Hollywood’s most distinguished actors of the 1950s and 60s.

Official synopsis: An intimate portrait of actor Rock Hudson, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated leading men of the 1950’s and ‘60’s and an icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, whose diagnosis and eventual death from AIDS in 1985 shocked the world, subsequently shifting the way the public perceived the pandemic. The film examines not only Hudson’s cinematic and cultural legacy but takes a rare and sometimes heart-breaking look at his private life through interviews with close friends and former lovers.


Director: Sheila Heyman
U.K. Release: October 27
U.S. Release: TBA

Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn Film Review – Loud & Clear Reviews
Review: Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn wants to shed light on a brilliant woman who remained on the sidelines of history for far too long.

Official synopsis: Take a celebrated musical genius, sibling rivalry, an unknown manuscript, some very persistent research and one sensational revelation, and what have you got? FANNY: THE OTHER MENDELSSOHN – the documentary from BAFTA-winning director Sheila Hayman that features global Decca star, Isata Kanneh-Mason.

The film reveals the extraordinary story of Fanny, a composer long ignored by the classical music world in favour of her famous brother Felix, who despite being forbidden a musical career persevered, composing 450 works in her short life. Fanny’s lost masterpiece, ‘The Easter Sonata’, is brought to life by virtuoso pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. As she explores the music, the parallels between her life and Fanny’s – including the challenge of being a pioneer with few role models in classical music — become clear. 

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