At AMC Theatres, it is rarely ever a challenge to figure out what newly released and quickly upcoming films are worth checking out on the big screen. Sometimes, all a curious moviegoer has to do is take a look at which titles have been selected as an AMC Artisan Film and they will know that they are in for a refreshing treat.
To be considered for this honor, a movie has to follow most facets of certain, specially curated criteria – including bringing a unique vision and perspective, pushing boundaries and sparking conversation, stretching actors outside of their comfort zones, uniting an acclaimed cast, and featuring a compelling score. There are multiple films playing at AMC Theatres in November 2023 that fall under these categories. Let’s take a look at each of these AMC Artisan FIlms.
Anatomy of a Fall
When a French man (played by Samuel Theis) is found dead outside of his secluded home – supposedly after he fell from the roof of the house – the prime suspect becomes his wife, a German writer played by Sandra Hüller. To make matters worse, evidence suggesting the frayed state of their relationship begins to pile up and their partially sighted son, Daniel (Milo Mochado Graner) struggles with his trial testimony as the sole witness to the death.
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Festival – the annual event’s highest honor – ANATOMY OF A FALL is a modern-day whodunnit that, per the suspenseful trailer, critics have described as intense and breathtaking.. The crime drama marks the second collaboration between writer and director Justine Triet and star Hüller, following 2019’s SYBIL.
ANATOMY OF A FALL is now playing in theatres
Nearly two decades ago, co-writer and director Alexander Payne cast Paul Giamatti in 2004’s SIDEWAYS, which became one of the most acclaimed dramedies of its time and earned five Academy Award nominations, winning one for Payne and Jim Taylor’s screenplay based on Rex Pickett’s novel of the same name. The renowned filmmaker and beloved, versatile character actor have reunited for another film about letting go of cynicism, finding much-needed companionship, and rediscovering yourself called THE HOLDOVERS.
Taking place around the holiday season in 1970, the film stars Giamatti as a mean-spirited boarding school history teacher (Giamatti) who begins to experience a change of heart after forming a close bond with head cafeteria worker Mary (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) and troubled 15-year-old Angus (Dominic Sessa), who is one of a few students forced to stay on campus during the winter break. From screenwriter David Hemingson, THE HOLDOVERS is an endearing coming-of-age story about struggling to find a home for the holidays in the unlikeliest of places.
Get Tickets THE HOLDOVERS is now playing in theatres
English actor Emerald Fennell made a stunning feature-length debut as both a writer and director in 2020 with the dark and dazzling revenge thriller, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Some audiences may find that “dark” and “dazzling” are also words that will accurately describe her sophomore effort, SALTBURN, which is not a story of revenge, but – like PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN – appears to be a thriller of bold intent and striking visual style.
The title of SALTBURN refers to the lavish estate that Oliver Quick (OscarⓇ nominee Barry Keoghan) – an Oxford student, circa 2006 – is invited to visit by his charming classmate, Felix Catton (PRISCILLA’s Jacob Elordi), whose aristocratic family owns the land. Soon, however, Oliver discovers that lurking beneath Saltburn’s veneer of high society is a twisted, seemingly inescapable world of debauchery in this surreal thriller also starring Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, and Carey Mulligan.
Get Tickets SALTBURN opens November 17
Well, it looks like audiences will have a plentiful display of AMC Artisan Films to feast on in November 2023. If you think these movies look as remarkably unique, beautifully acted, and transcendent as we have deemed them, wait until you see what soon-to-be classics are coming out the following month.
On December 8, visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos reunites with Emma Stone for the bizarre, Frankenstein-esque tale, POOR THINGS, and Studio Ghibli’s latest fantastic adventure, THE BOY AND THE HERON, also opens. Come Christmas Day, a new musical version of THE COLOR PURPLE from producer Oprah Winfrey and starring “American Idol” star Fantasia Barrino will light up the screen. Check them out when they come to an AMC Theatres location near you!