Thursday, December 21, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks: 2018 Films that I'm Looking Forward to
For the third week of December 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. We go into films that are about to come out in 2018 as a new year is approach as there’s so many to choose from as I’ve made a private list in my Letterboxd account as I’m unsure about making a full list of the Most Anticipated Films of 2018. Here are my 3 picks:
While opinion about his recent films following the release of 2011’s The Tree of Life have been polarizing, there is no question that Terrence Malick remains one of American cinema’s most enduring figures. Having made films that were largely improvisational and without a script, his tenth feature will be a return to a more traditional narrative as it is about the life of Franz Jagerstatter who was a conscientious objector in late 1930s Austria who refused to fight for the Nazis. August Diehl will play Jagerstatter as the film will also feature Michael Nyqvist in one of his final performances as it is likely to be something unconventional which is expected from a master like Malick.
2. The House That Jack Built
It’s been nearly five years since Lars von Trier has made a new film having completed a trilogy of films centering on the subject of depression. His next film is definitely going to be controversial as it was originally meant for television as it’s a psychological horror thriller told in the span of twelve years during the 1970s and 1980s about a serial killer. Starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, and Bruno Ganz, the film will likely feature a lot of the elements von Trier is known for in shock value and discussions about anything as cinema’s enfant terrible might have more tricks up his sleeve.
3. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
From Terry Gilliam comes the long-awaited film that began in the late 1990s in a troubled production that starred the late Jean Rochefort as Don Quixote with Johnny Depp as an accountant mistaken for Sancho Panza as it would become the 2003 documentary Lost in La Mancha. After several more attempts, the film is nearly in completion with Jonathan Pryce in the role of Quixote and Adam Driver as the accountant Toby which revolves around the latter who is transported back in time where he meets Don Quixote where they go into an adventure. With Olga Kurylenko in the female lead and a supporting cast that includes Rossy de Palma and Stellan Skarsgard, it’s a film that is likely to be an offbeat take on Miguel de Cervantes’ famed hero as well as the possibility that it might give that character the film he truly deserved after so many failed attempts by other filmmakers including Orson Welles and a horrible musical version by Arthur Hiller starring Peter O’Toole as Quixote.
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