My Policeman is an adaptation of Bethan Roberts’s 2012 novel of the same name, which centers on Marion (played here by The Crown’s Emma Corrin) and Tom (Harry Styles), a school teacher and policeman, who meet and fall in love on the Brighton coast in the ’50s. Enter Patrick (David Dawson), a curator who has moved to Brighton to recover from the death of a previous lover and soon develops feelings for Tom. The men embark on a passionate affair—in spite of the fact that homosexuality is illegal. For a while, the threesome embraces their lives as a ménage a trois, until jealousy shatters their arrangement. Fast forward to the ’90s, and the frail Patrick reenters the lives of the now-married Marion and Tom, with predictably dramatic consequences. —R.S.
She Said, November 18
In Maria Schrader’s rousing drama, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, The New York Times reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual misconduct. It could very well be an awards-season front-runner for 2023. —R.S.
Bones & All, November 23
Some five (!) years after the sensation that was Call Me By Your Name, director Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet are back together again with Bones & All, a very different kind of queer love story. Adapted from Camille DeAngelis’s novel of the same name, it follows Maren (Waves star Taylor Russell), a wayward young woman (and…cannibal) who meets a drifter named Lee (Chalamet). “I like to think that Bones and All is an extremely romantic movie, addressing the romanticism that lies within us and within relationships in general,” Guadagnino told Fantastic Man earlier this year. “Of course, there’s the literal aspect of it being a movie about cannibal lovers, which is extreme in many ways, but I think the more extreme aspect of the movie is the intensity of the feelings that these people go through—the impossibility of love.” OK! —M.M.
The Fabelmans, November 23
Fifty years into his hallowed career, Steven Spielberg finally turns the lens onto himself in this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, co-written with frequent collaborator Tony Kushner. Included in the cast are Paul Dano and Michelle Williams (as Mr. and Mrs. Fabelman), Seth Rogan (as an uncle), and the likes of Judd Hirsch, Jeannie Berlin, and David Lynch. —M.M.
Empire of Light, December 9
Plot details for Sam Mendes’s latest are still scant—per Deadline, the romantic drama is “set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s”—but with a cast lead by Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, and Top Boy’s Michael Ward, hopes are high. —M.M.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody, December 21
Whitney Houston’s precipitous rise and tragic fall will be the subject of Kasi Lemmons’s emotionally charged fable, which sees Naomi Ackie embody the legendary singer, with Ashton Sanders as her former husband, Bobby Brown, and Stanley Tucci as record producer Clive Davis. —R.S.
Babylon, December 25
Damien Chazelle’s new film will explore the transition from silent films to talkies. One of the most perfect films of all time circled the same topic, but never mind—if anyone can take on Old Hollywood with affection and joie, it’s Chazelle, whose love of Hollywood glamour shone bright in the buoyant La La Land. Starring Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, and many others (is that Flea on the cast list?), the movie is packed with the megawatt stars of today as well. —Chloe Schama