It’s no secret that 2023 became the biggest year in cinema since the COVID-19 pandemic. The momentum and cinema buzz is stronger than ever in 2024, with loads of highly anticipated films out in February alone. Whether you have a date, or you’re taking a mate this Valentine’s Day, there’s plenty of choice for you in theaters this month! There are thrillers, book adaptations, and even biopic dramas to choose from – let's take a closer look!
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Argylle – February 2nd
This Spy action, comedy thriller follows the story of a reclusive novel writer Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard) whose books explore the missions of a secret agent named Argylle (Henry Cavill). However, the line between fiction and fact starts to blur when the plots of her novels start mirroring the covert actions of a real spy agency. The Kingsman-like picture features an all-star cast including John Cena, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, and a debut performance from popstar, Dua Lipa.
The Zone Of Interest – February 2nd
This historical drama written and directed by Jonathan Glazer follows a German Nazi commander and his family as they strive to live the ideal life in a house next to Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2. The film is loosely based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis and stars Christian Friedel and Sandra Huller. After debuting at Cannes Film Festival, it has since been applauded by critics and is nominated for a total of nine BAFTA’s and five Academy awards.
American Fiction – February 2nd
American Fiction is a satirical comedy about a frustrated novelist professor (who is fed up with the establishment profiting from ‘black’ entertainment, so he uses a pen name to write an outlandishly stereotypical book that propels him into a crazy world of madness and hypocrisy that he claims to hate. The comedic drama is Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut and is based on the 2001 novel Erasure by Percival Everett. The director has struck gold with his debut as it has earned five Oscar nominations!
The Iron Claw – February 9th
You must be living under a rock if you haven’t already heard about this film. The Iron Claw is a biographical sports drama based on the real-life professional wrestlers - The Von Erichs. The film presents a stellar cast with Zac Efron playing Kevin Von Erich and Jeremy Allen White playing his brother Kerry. The film portrays their wild real story from incredible achievements to extreme tragedy.
Madame Web - February 14th
This is the latest original film from Marvel specifically Spiderman’s universe and is based on the Marvel comics featuring the character. The suspense-driven thriller follows Cassandra Webb played by Hollywood’s Dakota Johnson, who develops the power to see the future and is then forced to confront revelations about her past while attempting to save the futures of three young women.
Bob Marley: One Love – February 14th
One Love is the biopic of reggae icon, Bob Marley, depicting how he overcame adversity and created revolutionary music whilst spreading his message of love and unity. With this film you can expect an incredible soundtrack, beautiful cinematography, and impeccable storytelling. Kingsley Ben-Adir plays the king of reggae with Lashana lynch playing his wife and to ensure authenticity, the film was partly produced by his family.
Wicked Little Letters – February 23rd
This film is a dark British comedy and mystery based on a real scandal that stunned 1920s England. The story follows Edith Swan (Olivia Coleman) who gets sent a series of obscene anonymous letters, the blame falls on Irish migrant neighbor Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). The letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues, whilst the women of the town suspect something is wrong so come together to investigate the crime themselves.
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