It’s Thanksgiving week, so we wanted to get the show to you as quickly as possible so that you’ve got plenty of time before over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house you go. We do this because we love you.

So, this week we discuss two major releases. First, it’s the new Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which launches yet another franchise you have to keep track of. Also, Tom Ford takes a break from his day job to direct another movie, Nocturnal Animals, with Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon. Then, Grierson breaks down Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, and in our Reboot section, we revisit Alfonso Cuarón’s brilliant Children of Men.

We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@newrepublic.com. As always, leave us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you’d like us to review, and we’ll discuss it on a later show.