I’ve had varying success in watching my last 10 most anticipated films. I’ve so far managed to see 7 of them – Jauja was only around for a short time and work kept me away so I’m awaiting it on DVD. The Dead Lands hasn’t actually made it to a cinema near me yet, so I’m heading DVD-ward for that too. And Miss Julie looks like it’s had its release date pushed to 8 July for some reason.
Anyway, I’ve had a look forward to the next three months, and I found it hard to find 10 to anticipate, what with summer and all. But I persevered, and here’s what I finally chose.
- Amy (dir Asif Kapadia) – not because of Amy, but because Kapadia’s Senna was so good, surely this has to be too?
- Southpaw (dir Antoine Fuqua) – because Jake Gyllenhaal is now one of those actors whose work I will go and see whatever. And have you *seen* how he has transformed himself for this?!
- Fantastic Four (dir Josh Trank) – could be car-crash, could be not. Am willing to find out. (edit: it’s car-crash)
- 52 Tuesdays (dir Sophie Hyde) – has potential to be totally unique.
- Manglehorn (dir David Gordon Green) – because Al Pacino might, just might, not be playing a cartoon version of himself.
- Marshland (dir Alberto Rodríguez) – I know nothing about this except the synopsis sounds a bit Spanish True Detective.
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (dir Guy Ritchie) – too much childhood nostalgia to overlook this.
- The Wolfpack (dir Crystal Moselle) – have heard many conflicting responses to this film from the festival circuit, so need to make my mind up. Am in a phase where I am quite cynical about documentaries, so it will have to be good.
- 45 Years (dir Andrew Haigh) – glowing reviews from the festivals, and an excellent cast.
- A Girl at my Door (dir July Jung) – a combination of an interesting trailer and the wonderful Bae Doo-Na mean this makes the list.