Essential movies to watch this Winter

FUSE Magazine film writer and movie buff Dwayne Lennoxs picks his movie highlights and must-sees for Winter 2023, including You Hurt My Feelings, No Hard Feelings, Mission: Impossible and of course Barbie!
Dwayne Lennox  |  Film & TV
Barbie Movie 2023

Our essential movie list to watch this Winter! A comedy for grown-ups, 'You Hurt My Feelings', a bit of fun, if not crude ’80s shenanigans, 'No Hard Feelings', Insane stunts and lots of awesome explodey things, 'Mission Impossible' and of course, 'I’ll beach both of you off!' Barbie!

You Hurt My Feelings
A comedy for grown-ups

It’s been 10 years since writer-director Nicole Holofcener and Julia Louis-Dreyfus teamed up to deliver the wonderful Enough Said, a romcom about second chances.

Their latest collaboration sees Louis-Dreyfus as Beth, a novelist already struggling to follow up her successful memoir when she overhears that her seemingly supportive husband, Don (Tobias Menzies) doesn’t like her new book. Meanwhile, Don, a therapist, is struggling to even remember, let alone care about the problems of his patients. This comedy brings laughs with a pang of recognition.

No Hard Feelings
A Bit Of Fun, If Not Crude ’80S Shenanigans

It’s been more than a decade since Jennifer Lawrence won her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, but she makes her return to the romcom genre with No Hard Feelings, albeit of a somewhat bawdier nature. At the risk of losing her childhood home, the fun-loving Maddie (Lawrence) needs money fast. When she spies a job listing for someone to ‘date’ an awkward teen before he heads off to college, Maddie feels it’s a slam dunk, but Percy (Andrew Barth Feldman), the intended paramour, proves to be no sure thing.

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
Insane stunts and lots of awesome explodey things!

After the billion-dollar-grossing Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise is back, reprising the role of secret agent Ethan Hunt for the seventh Mission: Impossible film. A franchise that seems to get bigger and better with each new entry, as Cruise — literally — puts his body on the line to entertain us. 

Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg are also back as part of Hunt’s team, who will no doubt be travelling the world at breakneck speed in an attempt to prevent the bad guys from destroying it. 

I’ll beach both of you off!

Four years after her fresh take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, writer and director Greta Gerwig takes on another classic: Barbie. Although a childhood icon of the 20th century, something suggests Gerwig’s take on the toy doll isn’t child’s play. With Margot Robbie in the titular role and Ryan Gosling as Ken (or one of them), Barbie promises to be a very meta, Dayglo-coloured trip into the world of arguably the most famous doll on the planet as she and Ken, take a trip from Barbie Land into the real world — there in for some adult trouble.



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