Another portion of “what to see this year” is here. No need to write a lot, just check what will be worth seeing in this year (the list will be updated so don’t worry):
1. Black Mass
That’s one of the hottest things this year. The story focuses around the life of one of the most vicious mobsters in the history of U.S. – James “Whitey” Bulger. Not only it seems to me, that Johnny Depp took his chance and made it back to the pantheon of the best in Hollywood, but also there is a smell of an Oscar in this trailer, don’t you think? Apart from that, I miss this Depp from “Public Enemies” – edgy, darksome, but hipnotizing. The cast looks crazy too – Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kevin Bacon and the list goes on. But yet, this is not the end of cool stuff about “Black Mass” – the high hopes are rooted also in another name: Scott Cooper, who is the director (if anyone has seen “Out of the furnace”, then you know what we can expect) of the movie.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
Although I’m not a huge fan of the recycling in the movie industry, there is something extremely catchy about the visuals of the “Mad Max” remake. Not to mention the fact, that the cast with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron looks, at least, quite firm, the movie itself is of Aussie production – and as far as I’m concerned, Australians learned how to direct good movies.
3. Crimson Peak
Guillermo Del Toro charmed me years back with one of my personal favorites – Pan’s Labirynth. Since then, his other works like “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” (2010) were highly dissapointing, but this guy deserves a chance again. “Crimson Peak” is set in a Victorian-like atmosphere, with leading roles by Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain. Well, maybe I’m a bit naive, but something tells me it won’t be another stupid, kinky horror. Trailer below:
4. Cut Bank
The Coen brothers are one of the few people in the movie industry, that turn practically every single thing they touch into gold. “Cut Bank”, although not being directed by any of them, has got this Coen-influenced magic – at least that’s what the trailer shows. A mixture of dark comedy, awkwardness bursting out from the screen and original cinematography – seems to me, that “Cut Bank” might be just another reason to love Australian modern cinema.
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano – the cast sounds impressive. It is hard to deny the true talent of Michael Caine, but my silent favorite here is Paul Dano, whose irresistible acting skills are still somehow kept in the shadows. The very short trailer, which you can see below, also reveals a sublime cinematography of “Youth”, adorned by a gentle choir singing. Plus following the enourmous success of “Whiplash”, this movie also focuses around the broad topic of music and its impact on one’s life. Interesting, isn’t it?
6. Cowboys Vs. Dinosaurs
Putting it on this list and the title itself – neither of this is a joke. I guess there is no need for me to say anything more. Seriously, cowboys dealing with dinosaurs?
7. Slow West
It raised a lot of great reviews druing this year’s Sundance Festival, but nonetheless, you don’t really have to read them all to see it’s gonna be kicking – Fassbender following his cowboy-style roles and Mendelsohn walking around the forests in fur. I do forecast either an amazing story or one of the biggest flops of the year. Either way, can;t wait to see it!