Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Winter 2014 Preview: 25 Films To Watch This Season

Over winter we have the annual Sydney Film Festival, and some of the films screening there get a theatrical release, but we are also immersed into the heart of the Blockbuster season. The lineup gets a bit thin come August, and dates are prone to change. If you know of any upcoming releases that I missed, please let me know.

Here's a recap of the films I viewed over the last three months...

Great (4.5/5) - All is Lost, The Lego Movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive, Under the Skin.

Good (3.5/4) - Non-Stop, The Missing Picture, Belle, Noah, The Invisible Woman, Bad Neighbours, Like Father, Like Son, The Babadook, 52 Tuesdays, The Double, Child's Pose, The Trip to Italy.

Okay (2.5/3) - Tracks, Mr Peabody and Sherman, Cuban Fury, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Raid 2, Canopy,
The Other Woman, Young and Beautiful, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Chef, Godzilla.

Awful (1/2)
- Lone Survivor, Nymphomaniac, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

...and here are some upcoming titles I will endeavor to see and suggest keeping an eye out for: 

Edge of Tomorrow (June 5)

The Rover (June 12)

 22 Jump Street (June 19)

The Two Faces of January (June 19)

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (June 19)

 Frank (June 19)

Galore (June 19)

Yves Saint Laurent (June 26)

Jersey Boys (July 3) 

Calvary (July 3)

Belle and Sebastian (July 10)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 10)

The Lunchbox (July 10)

Jupiter Ascending (July 17)

Charlie's Country (July 17)

Venus in Fur (July 17)

The Selfish Giant (July 31)

These Final Hours (July 31)

Guardians of the Galaxy (August 7)

Begin Again (August 7)

Third Person (August 7)

Lucy (August 14?)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (August 21)

Magic in the Moonlight (August 28?)

A Long Way Down (August 28?)

What are you most anticipating? I am especially keen for The Rover, The Two Faces of January, Frank, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Calvary and These Final Hours.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great list here, and there's more to look forward to than I thought. I'm such a huge Kirsten Dunst fan; I have to HOPE The Two Faces of January does well with critics and audiences alike. Most of her work in the past few years has gone unnoticed (minus Melancholia, but it didn't get much draw in the US, unfortunately).