Summer is coming, assignments/exams are nearly over and Oscar season is upon us! Here are some of the films I am most looking forward to over the next few months:
Doctor Strange (Oct 27)
I actually saw this film last night and it was AWESOME. The cast is fantastic, story is great and the whole film looks incredible. You can’t go wrong with Marvel it seems.
Hacksaw Ridge (Nov 3)
The true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who went to war but refused to fire a bullet.
The Accountant (Nov 3)
Ben Affleck is a mathematician working as an accountant for some of the world’s worst criminals.
The Light Between Oceans (Nov 3)
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. Shot in New Zealand and Tasmania.
Arrival (Nov 10)
An expert linguist is enlisted by the US government to investigate and communicate with an apparently alien spacecraft that’s entered Earth’s atmosphere.
Nocturnal Animals (Nov 10)
A successful L.A. art gallery owner finds herself troubled by the frequent absences of her second husband, a handsome young doctor, due to his incessant travelling. Susan is rattled further when a manuscript arrives on her desk, written by her long-estranged first husband, Tony.
Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (Nov 17)
J. K. Rowling and director David Yates return to the Harry Potter universe with this spinoff story. Newt Scamander discovers an underground community of witches and wizards in New York – 70 years before Harry reads his book.
A United Kingdom (Dec 8)
A Botswanan prince and English woman’s mixed race marriage causes an international stir.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Taking place before the events of A New Hope, Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
Paterson (Dec 22)
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route; he writes poetry into a notebook. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily.The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details
La La Land (Dec 26)
Musical comedy from the director of 2014’s brilliant Whiplash. Story follows a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This is the film I am most excited for this year!
Moana (Dec 26)
The story is billed as a “mythic adventure”, set in the South Pacific 2,000 years ago. Follows a young girl who sets out to find a fabled island, joined by Pacific demi-god Maui.
Snowden (Dec 29)
Edward Snowden – the former CIA employee who blew the whistle on mass surveillance and leaked thousands of classified documents to the press.
Set in a small Ohio college in 1951 and following a Jewish student struggling with his identity.
Passengers (Jan 1)
Jim and Aurora are two passengers sleeping in suspended animation aboard a ship bound for a new home. But when their craft malfunctions, they are awakened 90 years too early and must face living the rest of their lives on board. They begin to fall for each other, but when they learn that their ship is in serious danger, they must rush to save themselves and the other 5000 people sleeping on board.
Jackie (Jan 12)
A dramatic portrait of the First Lady, following her immediately after the assassination of JFK.
Lion (Jan 19)
25 years after being lost on the streets of Calcutta and subsequently adopted by a loving family in Hobart, young Saroo sets out to find his birth family.
Eleanor is a music and business student obsessed with film and TV. She also works part time for AYM, including work with the Grace Collective.