Friday, August 15, 2014

Best of 2014 (so far) and what's to come

Inherent Vice
First day. Midnight. 

The trailer alone nearly invoked tears. This is Nolan aiming for the bleachers.

Innaritu’s death trilogy consisted of three of the best films of the 00’s. To go from bleakness to surreal comedy is just another reason out of several as to why I love this director.

The Dance of Reality

Joorowsky's back.

Capote and Moneyball proved Bennett Miller was more than capable of guiding actors through multi- faceted performances. I hope he does the same with Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell and Mark Ruffalo as he did with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brad Pitt.

Michael Fassbender plays a singer who wears a giant plastic head throughout the film. How many ways can you say sold in?
Gone Girl
Fincher adapts Gillian Flynn’s best selling thriller.

The Homesman

Maps to the Stars
Given the recent subtlety of stylization that Cronenberg has employed since Spider, Maps to the Stars looks to act as another outlet of the many subjects that gnaw away in his mind.

The Rover

They Came Together

A story that started out on Kevin Smith’s podcast is now a feature film being released in theaters. Add Michael Parks and the concept of being sewn into a walrus costume and you have my money.

Two Days One Night
Marion Cotilliard could just have easily rested on her laurels after La Vie En Rose. But no. She has proved with Rust and Bone in 2012, that she is one of the best actresses working today. I am not a fan of the Dardienne Brothers but Cotilliard invests tremendously in any role she is in.


I was sold on the force of nature that is J.K. Simmons the second I finished Season 1 of Oz. So it’s a given I will want to be seeing this. But what has given me just as much incentive is Miles Teller. 

Whitey: The United States Vs. James J. Bulger

Bruce Sinofsky releases his firstpost- Paradise Lost trilogy documentary. The subject, Whitey Bulger, sounds perfect for Sinofsky's sensibilities and examination.

1. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
2. Enemy (Denis Villeneuve)
3. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves)
5. Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich)
6. Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier)
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
8. Snowpiercer (Bong Jon-ho)
9. Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 (Lars Von Trier)
10. 22 Jump Street (Chris Miller, Phil Lord)

I like ya. Just not as much as the others: Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

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