Film Previews

Screen test: A bumper crop of autumn movies

From a psychedelic David Bowie tribute to the return of David Cronenberg and the reunion of Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, the autumn cinema schedule has something for everyone

Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam, an adaptation of the DC Comics superhero character, is coming to the big screen in October

After two relatively quiet pandemic-era seasons, cinema is getting back into the swing of things. Top Gun: Maverick recently zoomed past Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War to become the sixth highest-grossing film of all time at the US box office, amassing an unexpected $700 million. That was the sun-baked summer, though: autumn is traditionally the season when Hollywood showcases its more prestigious titles, packed with actors actually acting and made by household name directors. These are ...