4 Great Films to Add to Your October Watchlist

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by Jonah Weber

“Totally Under Control” by Alex Gibney

This documentary, which to be totally honest, will be a lot like a horror movie, is an in depth look on how our government responded to COVID-19. This movie has been secretly filming for almost the past nine months, which is crazy to think about, and it will go over the first cases of COVID-19 in the United States, all the way to where we are at now, and everything in between. In this film we will hear directly from scientists about where the government went wrong in handling this pandemic and hopefully solutions that can be helped in the decline of this virus. Release date: October 13. 

Watch: Totally Under Control Trailer

“Totally Under Control” promotional image

“On the Rocks” by Sofia Coppola 

This is an A24 Production, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. Jones plays a mother who is worried about her marriage, so she reconnects with her father, (Murray) who is a playboy. They adventure in a beautifully shot New York to further investigate these concerns and the pair make the story funny, dark, and captivating. Release date: October 2.

Watch: On The Rocks Trailer

“The Wolf Of Snow Hollow” by Jim Cummings

This comes just in time for the spooky season. This film has some classic horror movie motifs, such as gore, dramatic sheriffs, small mountain town, and a big hairy monster. This movie will lean more towards the comedic side of things, while simultaneously sitting in the horror genre section. The main character, played by the writer and director Jim Cummings, is a stressed out and awkward sheriff who is investigating murders that show up after every full moon. He must calm the town’s paranoia of a monster being among them and maintain a respectable reputation. This genre colliding film is definitely one you want on your October watchlist. Release date: October 9. 

Watch: The Wolf of Snow Hollow Trailer

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” by Aaron Sorkin

This biography will tell the story of the seven people that were on trial for conspiracy in organizing the counterculture protests of the Democratic National Convention in 1968. With a star-studded cast, we get to see insight on the trial and all the events leading up to it. There is so much to unpack, not only with this true story, but the film as well. Aaron Sorkin is well known for writing excellent political dramas and his most recent one, although taking place between 1968 and 1969, will be incredibly relevant. Release date: October 16.

Watch: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Trailer

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