Hi y’all —
So it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. Many changes have gone on in my life over the course of the past couple of months. A new job, big promotion, more responsibility, and most importantly, being the organizer of the fastest growing meetup group in all of Portland. It’s because of this fact that my energies have been far away from the site and focused more on things that are outside of cyber space. However, I do enjoy comprising a “most anticipated” list each season as people I’ve known both in the past, and present, have always enjoyed my lists season to season. I hope this list finds many of you who are still interested in movies that are coming out that in some cases, are either highly advertised for, or, in the case of some others, wouldn’t get the recognition if it weren’t for somebody like me to start spreading the word about. So, at the risk of going on and on and being too verbose – here are the top 10 most anticipated films of the 2015-2016 Winter season (in no particular order other than by date of release):
- “The Hateful Eight” (Dir: Quentin Tarantino)(“Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Jackie Brown”, “Kill Bill Vols. 1 + 2”, “Grindhouse”, “Inglorious Basterds”, “Django Unchained”) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69UwVX6Riv8
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. The film score was composed by Ennio Morricone.
The film’s development was announced by Tarantino in November 2013. However, after the script was leaked in January 2014, Tarantino decided to cancel the movie and publish the script as a novel instead. After directing a live read of the leaked script at the United Artists Theater in Los Angeles, Tarantino said that he had changed his mind and was going to film The Hateful Eight.
2. “Carol” (Dir: Todd Haynes” (“Safe”, Far From Heaven”, “Velvet Goldmine”, “I’m Not There”, “Mildred Pierce”) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH3zcuRQXNo
Carol is a romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy based on the novel The Price of Salt (also known as Carol) by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer and her relationship with an older, married woman.
“Carol” has already opened in first tier markets. It is currently slated for a December 25th release date here in Portland.
Knight of Cups is a 2015 American romantic fantasy drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and produced by Nicolas Gonda and Sarah Green. The film premiered in the main competition section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 8, 2015.
The film is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2016, in the United States by Broad Green Pictures.
10. “Midnight Special” (Dir: Jeff Nichols) (“Take Shelter”, “Mud”) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVgxxdu-gJc