My cinema life during the summer months tends to be very non-existent, mainly because the summer blockbusters – while great fun in their own way – are rarely particularly memorable. The most remarkable offerings were probably Captain America (which, if you read my previous blog isn’t exactly my favorite genre), Super 8 and (blush) the last instalment in the Harry Potter saga. I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but I’m equally sure someone won’t take too long to remind me.
But now autumn is with us huzzah, ushering in hopefully better weather and better movies. This is my list of ‘I really can’t wait to watch’ movies. Feel free to add to it, I love new discoveries…
Hysteria – starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, need I add more? Ever since I first saw the actress in Donnie Darko I’ve admired her style and her affinity for quirky movies such as Secretary. Secretary still ranks as one of my all-time favorite movies because honestly, what were the odds of a plot line that essentially revolves around S&M being classy, captivating AND titillating? Gyllenhaal pulled it off without even one hint of sleaze but plenty of tease. I’m sure she will manage the same in Hysteria.
A Dangerous Method – I’m not a massive fan of Keira Knightley, though I’ll be happy to take a helping of Michael Fassbender any day, thank you. Knightley has had her good moments (Pirates I, Atonement) and her bad ones (The Edge of Love, all the other Pirates offerings she was in). But I have a good hunch that this one will fall under the good category. Also, the story line is a pretty gutsy one and I’ve always wanted to find out more about psych-analyst Carl Jung‘s highly controversial methods. I wouldn’t have wanted him as my own personal shrink but I’m sure his colorful (read pervy) techniques provide good movie fodder.
The Skin I Live In – Fair enough the whole premise of a surgeon holding a
woman captive while he carries out skin-grafting experiments in search for the perfect skin on the perfect woman sounds a touch creepy. But then again all Pedro Almodovar movies share a good touch of creepiness and this has never stopped them from being indisputable masterpieces. This one should be no different.
Knights of Badassdom – With a title like this, do I really need to give you a reason why I want to see it? This is coming from someone who thought that Your Highness was simply hilarious. So if your sense of humour doesn’t veer towards that direction there’s a good chance that you’ll watch the trailer and go WTF. One thing is for sure, just when you thought RPG‘ers couldn’t suffer from a nerdier image, along comes this movie…
The Devil’s Double– Yes, yes I’m perfectly aware that this falls under summer
blockbuster category and that it has been showing at our cinemas for at least a week. Ever since I interviewed actress Elektra Anastasi about her role in it (the movie was filmed in Malta) I’ve been planning to watch it. Unfortunately something always seems to come up. I will let you have the verdict when I succeed in the quest.
Anyone has any more suggestions for my lists, fire away…