30 movies to see this winter

Here are the cool titles on our radar as the temperature plummets.

  • Coriolanus

  • Shame

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • Young Adult

  • Carnage



His Voldemort duties done, Ralph Fiennes takes on a new troublemaker: Shakespeare's titular Roman general who attempts to transition from soldier to statesman. Choosing this difficult play as his directorial debut speaks volumes to Fiennes's own ambitions. (Dec 2)


Visual artist turned filmmaker Steve McQueen (Hunger) details the downward spiral of an NYC-based sex addict (Michael Fassbender). Prepare yourself for the performance of the year, as well as the saddest rendition of "New York, New York" ever. (Dec 2)

We Need to Talk About Kevin

If the heated festival-circuit reaction to Lynne Ramsay's drama—about a harried mother (Tilda Swinton) and her delinquent son—is any indication, audiences need to talk about Kevin too. It's sure to be one of the season's most debated releases. (Dec 9)

Young Adult

For anyone wishing Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) would get a little tougher, your hopes have been heard: His pitch-black-but-worthy latest stars an unlikable Charlize Theron as an overgrown mean girl returning to her hometown to wreak havoc. (Dec 9)

Roman Polanski is back doing the thing he does best: pinning world-class actors in tight situations and watching the fur fly. Based on the Tony-winning play, this Brooklyn-set parental showdown stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and an oily Christoph Waltz. (Dec 16)

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