Fall festival season is in full swing, and we’ve been queuing up next to Letterboxd members in Telluride, Venice and Toronto to check out Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone madness in Poor Things, Hayao Miyazaki’s latest (never say final!) film The Boy and the Heron, Andrew Haigh’s new heartbreaker All of Us Strangers and plenty more from all over the globe. The multiplexes have, as ever, remained in full swing thanks to dangerous Denzel in The Equalizer 3 and Michelle Yeoh meeting Hercule Poirot in A Haunting in Venice.
But listen up, besties: there’s still more cinema out there to adore. A treasure trove, in fact. So, if you’re not in the middle of planning a trip to NYFF or Fantastic Fest, nor are you filling up the gas tank to enter Jigsaw’s latest death trap in Saw X, we are here once again with some lower-key gems that might have escaped your watchlists, ready and waiting in arthouse cinemas and on streaming services for your eager eyes and hearts.