• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

15 Films to See in December (what are you watching?)

Status
Not open for further replies.

ChubbyHuggs

Member
Aug 9, 2009
9,000
1
0
Or maybe....

Assassin's Creed? ;)

I'm hoping the Assassin's Creed film looks as good as that, but I don't have high hopes. Even with the same actors/director combo, but then again as long as it's not an Uwe Boll video game adaption it should be good.
 

UberTag

Member
Feb 17, 2011
37,331
0
650
Kitchener, ON
My scores and brief observations on films in this month's OP...

Youth (9/10) - This is one of those films that will either connect with you or won't. There's no middle ground here. It's a visually arresting film that is quiet and reflective and somehow pulls off an audacious screenplay thanks to an Oscar-worthy performance from Caine that won't be nominated and a non-Oscar-worthy performance from Fonda that will be nominated (the Supporting Actress field is surprisingly weak this year). Keitel's work here is the real standout.

45 Years (7/10) - A film entirely carried by the strength of its two leads (especially Rampling who deserves a Best Actress nom she may wind up with if Joy flubs). Expendable's review pretty much encapsulates what 45 Years is all about. Here's what I wrote about it earlier...

Charlotte Rampling never fails to captivate me in any of her films. She just has this presence about her that commands the screen. In 45 Years, she literally devotes fully half of her performance to acting with her eyes while otherwise restraining her emotional reactions. It's evocative of the same sort of acting I've seen out of Adele Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Color or Eddie Redmayne in his recent films.
This material would work fine as a stage play but the one aspect of 45 Years that elevates it above the material is the subtle facial acting you simply can't appreciate in a live theatre setting like you can in the cinematic medium. This is hardly essential, though.

Anomalisa (8/10) - On the opposite side of the coin, Anomalisa is absolutely essential viewing if you're a Charlie Kaufman fan. If you're a fan of his scripts from Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you'll be a fan of this. Where else can you watch puppets have sex? (Well okay... Team America. But where else aside from Team America?) This film is also essential viewing if you've ever worked in customer service.

Son of Saul (9/10) - There are a few films each year that will inevitably be revisited years and decades later in film classes on cinematic technique and direction. If there's one movie you should watch about historic NoMoAuchie, make it this one.

Also, take the time to watch Creed if you haven't done so yet.
 

Decado

Member
Apr 4, 2007
8,406
0
0
The hateful eight
The revenent
Macbeth
Star Wars

Best month of the year, hopefully.

Speaking of hateful eight, has a list of theatres been released?
 

Quick

Banned
Apr 23, 2011
36,860
1
0
My list to see this month:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Well, duh.
Krampus - I'm not a fan of the horror genre, but I make the occasional exception.
In The Heart of the Sea - Seeing the story of the sinking of the Essex and the shit that happens could be interesting. Plus, I'm always up for a Ron Howard movie.
The Revenant - This movie looks fucking awesome.
Anomalisa - The trailer was impressive as hell.
The Hateful Eight - Can't miss a Quentin Tarantino movie.
The Big Short - That cast. And it should be interesting to see Adam McKay go into something more dramatic (while still keeping one foot in the comedy genre).

From November:

I haven't seen Brooklyn yet. It wasn't released in any theatre nearby, so I guess I'll be waiting for it to hit Netflix or something.
 

blackflag

Member
Jan 17, 2009
11,020
4
0
Why You Should See It: While a review embargo will be up until a few days before its release, I'll simply say that you'll want to seek out the closest theater playing Quentin Tarantino's latest picture on 70mm -- even if it means missing Christmas with your family.

Awesome, that's a pretty good hint that it wont disappoint
 

lunchtoast

Member
Jul 19, 2009
6,092
0
915
Just rented Don Verdean, gonna try and watch most of it tonight. Also everyone watch Gentlemen Broncos.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.