Film previews: films coming out in November

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Gavin Miller gives us a round-up of films due out later this month.

STEVE JOBS

Released: November 13

This is the movie that everyone is talking about in film circles – and the early front-runner for multiple Academy awards. British Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) paints a portrait of Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) in this biographical drama about the man at the epicentre of Apple’s digital revolution.

Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels add some heavyweight co-starring talent to a screenplay from The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin.

BLACK MASS

Released: November 27

Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp (The Pirates of the Caribbean) is almost unrecognisable as famed criminal Whitey Bulger in this biographical crime-drama.

The brother of a state senator, Bulger went from violent criminal to FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his south Boston turf in the seventies.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Joel Edgerton (The Gift) headline an impressive supporting cast.

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Released: November 27

Disney/Pixar’s latest animation provides an alternate world dominated by dinosaurs – after the famous extinction-event killer asteroid actually misses Earth.

This then leads to an epic journey where a timid Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) – who loses his father in a tragic accident – makes an unlikely human friend.

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand (Fargo), Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale) and Anna Paquin (X-Men) are on voice duties.

BRIDGE OF SPIES

Released: November 27

When Messrs Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg team-up – see Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can – it’s usually a guarantee of quality, and this has received favourable early reviews to back it up.

In this based-on-true-events historical drama, Hanks’ American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.

Acclaimed British stage actor Mark Rylance and MASH veteran Alan Alda are in support.

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