Joel on September 7th, 2011
Fall is my least favourite season. This comes as a shock to most of my friends, but I just think it’s wet and miserable. But it has its consolations. For one, great movies. The summer fluff is gone, and in its place the movie gods give us some serious shit. Here are the five films that I’m most looking forward to:
Contagion, Sept 9
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, The Informant!) gathers a stacked cast (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard to name a few) into his thriller about the world fallen mercy to a deadly virus.
Drive, Sept 16
Ryan Gosling seems to be snatching up every compelling role he can get his hands on, including this action/art flick with Carey Mulligan by director Nicholas Winding Refn (who nabbed the prize for best director at Cannes).
The Artist, Nov 23
I’ve never seen a silent film before, but this one looks incredible and has me intrigued.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Dec 9
Based on the John Le Carre novel, this Cold War era spy thriller features Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Dec 21
Last year, The Social Network delivered on the most intriguing trailer of the year. Let’s hope David Fincher can repeat the feat with his adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel.