The cinema roster this September to November is a packed one, but we've sorted the wheat from the chaff for you. The 13 best films break down into roughly four categories. There are the prestige movies that have Oscar glory on their minds (First Man, A Star Is Born, Boy Erased); the crowd-pleasing blockbuster sequels (Fantastic Beasts II, Creed II); and the crazed, violent imaginings spewed straight from the hellmouth (Halloween; Suspiria; Overlord). For the thoughful filmgoers among us, may we recommend arthouse efforts Custody, Peterloo, You Were Never Really Here and (go Aussie!) Ladies in Black. See you at the popcorn counter.
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