Ten films you must see this win­ter

With su­per scares and spec­tac­u­lar roles for women, the bright­est place to be this sea­son is in the dark.

Time Out (Melbourne) - - THEATRE & DANCE - By Nick Dent

1Hered­i­tary Jun 7 Who’s in it? Toni Col­lette, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne See this if you liked: The Babadook Col­lette stars as a maker of doll­house dio­ra­mas whose mother has died and whose daugh­ter has some­thing ter­ri­bly wrong with her. “A new gen­er­a­tion’s The Ex­or­cist,” Time Out New York raved.

2Si­cario 2: Soldado­jun 28 Who’s in it? Beni­cio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Cather­ine Keener See this if you liked: Si­cario Del Toro’s badass as­sas­sin from

Si­cario takes cen­tre stage this time, join­ing the CIA’S Matt Graver (Brolin) on a mission to stop the Mex­i­can drug car­tels trans­port­ing ter­ror­ists across the bor­der.

3Ocean’s 8 Jun 7 Who’s in it? San­dra Bul­lock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kal­ing See this if you liked:

The Ghost­busters re­boot An all-star line-up of sassy women stars in this distaff take on the Ocean’s se­ries.

4The Lit­tle Stranger Aug 30 Who’s in it? Domh­nall Glee­son, Char­lotte Ram­pling, Will Poul­ter See this if you liked: The Woman in Black Di­rec­tor Lenny Abra­ham­son ( Room) tack­les the ac­claimed novel by Sarah Waters. In the 1940s a doc­tor (Glee­son) is called to a crum­bling coun­try estate and be­comes in­volved in a haunt­ing.

5The Breaker Up­per­ers Jul 26 Who’s in it? Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami, Celia Pac­quola See this if you liked: Hunt for the Wilder­peo­ple Em­bit­tered friends Jen and Mel run a lu­cra­tive busi­ness end­ing re­la­tion­ships for peo­ple who lack the co­jones to do it them­selves. The two stars wrote and di­rected the film with dead­pan Kiwi bril­liance.

6Juras­sic World: Fallen King­dom Jun 21 Who’s in it? Chris Pratt, Bryce Dal­las Howard, James Cromwell See this if you liked: The Lost World When a vol­canic erup­tion threat­ens Is­lar Nublar, Claire and Owen re­turn to mount a rep­tile res­cue mission that’s cer­tain to be a metaphor both for their ro­mance and cli­mate change.

7The Wife Aug 2 Who’s in it? Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Chris­tian Slater See this if you liked: 45 Years Glenn Close is scor­ing raves for her role as the wife of a No­bel Prize-win­ning au­thor (Pryce) hold­ing past se­crets close to her ch­est when a quest­ing jour­nal­ist (Slater) en­ters their or­bit.

8Black­kklans­man Aug 9 Who’s in it? John David Wash­ing­ton, Adam Driver See this if you liked: Get Out De­tec­tive Ron Stall­worth was an African Amer­i­can who in­fil­trated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado and, amaz­ingly, be­came a chap­ter leader. His au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Black

Klans­man, has been adapted into this semi-comedic film di­rected by the le­gendary Spike Lee.

9In­cred­i­bles 2 Jun 14 Who’s in it? Holly Hunter, Craig T Nelson, Samuel L Jack­son See this if you liked: Thor: Rag­narok The be­lated se­quel to 2004’s Pixar hit again ex­plores the tra­vails of do­mes­tic­ity when your fam­ily all have su­per­pow­ers. Mr In­cred­i­ble (Nelson) be­comes a stay-at-home hero when Elasti­girl (Hunter) gets a big ca­reer break.

10The Spy Who Dumped Me Aug 9 Who’s in it? Mila Ku­nis, Kate Mckinnon, Sam Heughan See this if you liked: Spy The al­ways-re­li­able Ku­nis plays a woman who dis­cov­ers her ex-boyfriend is a CIA agent tar­geted by as­sas­sins. She’s teamed here with Mckinnon, the hi­lar­i­ous break­out star of Ghost­busters.


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