Week 2 of February, which means it's high time for that watchlist of mine to be updated. Have a look and perhaps it'll inspire your next evening out to the movies! A head's up: there will be no mention of a certain calamity that has something to do with the colour grey and an abominable screenplay. Nor will it ever. You're welcome.
EARLY MAN. Aardman's latest project brings us the story of Dug, a Stone Age caveman who, along with his tribe, gets driven out of this home valley by a Bronze Age villain. Desperate to win his home back, he challenges the enemy to a football match (can it get more British than this?) and starts doing the impossible: training his fellow tribe members for the match. I've always loved the typical Aardman vibe, with its brilliant stop-motion clay animation, and it looks like this one fits right in with the rest of them. The only down-side? Finding a screening that is not dubbed in Flemish. Gah, frustrations!
THE DISASTER ARTIST. A film about the worst film ever made. There's been a lot of talk about this one and I'm pretty curious how it turned out.
PHANTOM THREAD. Daniel Day-Lewis' curtain call and an unmissable one at that, or so I've heard. I'm convinced it is, though, because I can't quite think of any part he played that I didn't admire in one way or the other. There's no doubt he'll go down in history as one of the greatest if he isn't already, and I'm sure he's picked the perfect film to wave us goodbye. One of the Oscar must-sees as well, along with the next one.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. I haven't read a single negative review of this film, which is pretty exciting I think. Mind you, it could go horribly wrong (need I remind you of my utter disappointment in Carol last year?) OR I could crawl into bed tonight just after watching the best film of the year. Drum roll, please.
BLACK PANTHER. I can't tell you how excited I am for this one, truly. That cast. That music. Those reviews. It's on tomorrow's planning, straight after work. And. I. Can't. Wait.
BREATHE. You know me, I'm a total sucker for a cheesy tearjerker once in a while. Certainly when it's based on a true story AND features Andrew Garfield and Her Majesty The Queen. And Tom Hollander! I know he's mostly known for playing side characters, but isn't always such a scene stealer?
Q: which film(s) are you looking forward to this month?