Five films to see in September

What to watch in cinemas this month

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The long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying story about a shape-shifting creature that takes the form of its victims’ worst fears (most memorably a murderous clown called Pennywise) finally arrives on the big screen this month. Bill Skarsgård takes over from Tim Curry as Pennywise, who played the character in the memorable but flawed TV version, and the film has generated a positive early buzz, including from King himself who is not always a big fan of the movie adaptations of his novels. Out on September 8

Wind River

Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, directs one of his own scripts for the first time and the result is a lean and brutal murder mystery. A young girl is found dead amid the snow-bound peaks of an American Indian reservation in Wyoming. Elizabeth Olsen’s FBI agent arrives to investigate and she quickly enlists local hunter Cory Lambert, played by Jeremy Renner, to help her negotiate inhospitable terrain and a slew of even more inhospitable locals. Out on September 8

Mother!

Details about the new film from Darren Aronofsky has been kept very much under wraps in the build up to its release. What we do know is it’s a thriller with a stellar cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. We can also see from the trailer that it is, like Aronfosky’s previous films such as Black Swan and Requiem for Dream, going to be a dark and provocative affair. Out on September 15

Victoria & Abdul

Following her performance in the 1997 film Mrs Brown, Dame Judi Dench once again plays Queen Victoria in this biographical drama about the ageing monarch’s friendship with a young Indian servant. Stephen Frears directs with a script from Lee Hall (of Billy Elliot fame). Out on September 15

Borg vs McEnroe

One of the fiercest sporting rivalries of all time is brought to the big screen, with Shia LeBoeuf starring as the umpire-abusing McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason playing his Swedish counterpart. Tennis fans should also look out for Battle of the Sexes, about the 1973 match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, which will be screened at the London Film Festival next month. Out on on September 22


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