The AW16 Culture Edit: 9 Films Worth Going To The Cinema For

Our culture edit of the season continues with this incredible selection of films

Whether you're looking for a love story in a lighthouse or a gritty road trip across America - this season has a film for everyone. Just don't forget the popcorn.



Prepare for the big Daniel Radcliffe reinvention as he finds his dark side in a film about an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate terrorism in the American white supremacist underworld.

Out 23 September

Swiss Army Man

Think Wilson in Cataway but this time Daniel Radcliffe (yes, again - this is a bad season if you're not a fan) who plays a dead corpse with magical powers who befriends a man (Paul Dano) stuck on an island.

Out 30 September


The Girl on the Train

We've all read the book, now watch the film that sees Emily Blunt play Rachel, the alcoholic who witnesses a shocking crime. Watch out for new rising star Haley Bennett.

Out 7 October

American Honey

Newcomer Sasha Lane steals the show in this brilliant, gritty, and warm film about group of teens travel across America to sell magazines directed by Andrea Arnold (of Fishtank fame). Our pick of the season so far.

Out October


I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach's newest materwork tells the story of Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness. Prepare to get angry.

Out 21 October

The Queen of Katwe

This remarkable story of chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi who pulled her family out of extreme poverty in Uganda through the power of her play with warm even the most iced hearts. Stars ELLE cover star Lupita Nyong'o.

Out 21 October


The Light Between Oceans

Prepare for knit ware envy in this heartbreaking love story between real life lovers Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as a couple who find a baby in a boat with a dead body. Directed by Derek Cianfrance of Blue Valentine.

Out 4 November

Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford fans gather for this thriller about a woman who receives a sinister manuscript from her ex-husband. An incredible ensemble cast that includes Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Laura Linney.

Out 4 November


American Pastoral

Making his directing debut and also staring as the lead Ewan McGregor (alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning) tells the story of a family falling apart in 1960s. Out11 November

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