The Killer, May December, and the 8 best Netflix movies coming in fall 2023

May December. (L to R) Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry and Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo in May December. Cr. Francois Duhamel / courtesy of Netflix
May December. (L to R) Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry and Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo in May December. Cr. Francois Duhamel / courtesy of Netflix /
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The Killer. Michael Fassbender as an assassin in The Killer.. Cr. Netflix ©2023
The Killer. Michael Fassbender as an assassin in The Killer.. Cr. Netflix ©2023 /

The Killer

  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell, Kerry O’Malley, Sala Baker, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton

David Fincher is back with his first new movie since he made MANK for Netflix in 2020, his twelfth feature overall. The Killer is a slick neo-noir thriller about an assassin pushed to his very limits after a fateful near-miss pushes him into a dangerous battle against himself, his employer, and a fellow assassin.

In addition to featuring an excellent cast that features people like Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton, The Killer also reunites Fincher with SE7EN screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. The director is also working with crew from MANK, including cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt and production designer Don Burt, both of whom won Oscars for their work on the Netflix film.

Making its world premiere at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, The Killer has debuted to praise from critics and received a six-minute standing ovation at the festival.

Reviewers have been calling the movie a “stylish slow-burn,” and praising performances from the cast, particularly Fassbender. Even though MANK was an Oscar-winning film, it was a little different from Fincher’s past movies, most of which are noir crime thrillers like Zodiac, SE7EN, and Gone Girl. The Killer looks like return to form for the director, at least in terms of audience expectations.

The Killer premieres on November 10.