The annual change to shorter days and a colder climate also signals a regular change in the cinematographic landscape. In the summer, studios direct their biggest and noisiest blockbusters to children outside of school and to families seeking to get out of the sun long enough to observe some explosive action. But the fall film season begins to shift focus towards adult films and end-of-year awards.
Each fall is a mixed bag: some superhero films and supernatural thrillers that the studios did not think would be competitive with the biggest shows of the summer, a handful of independent films that make a quick reverence in theaters before finding a home on streaming services, and a slew of new Netflix movies, which seems to not know the seasons in their hurry to get more original content online.
But once September ends the film transition season where studios often abandon their less loved projects and October launches an inevitable wave of horror movies to synchronize The Halloween season, November and December, traditionally, launches a wave of films directed directly to the voters of the Oscars and the best lists of the end of the year. These are rarely the most profitable films of the year that set up study agendas and launch large franchises, but they are often some of the most ambitious and complicated films of the year that are likely to surprise and challenge audiences.
So here is an assembly of The Verge coverage of the fall film, which includes previews of upcoming projects, newly released trailers, reviews of the films as they go out to the interview and looks behind the scenes to the people who made them. Follow the guide of the films that matter to the readers of Verge : speculative stories, science fiction adventures, innovative and trend-setting projects, and some of our favorite movies of the year.