2016 may be an even more interesting year for the movie industry. We dive deeper into the “Star Wars” franchise, we expand the “Star Trek” and “Harry Potter” franchises and DC Comics arrives super late to the comic book adaptation game.
Some of these films make my top 10, but not all of them. I’ve notably excluded “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” because I’m really not excited for it. I’m also not particularly excited for any Marvel film (“Captain America,” “Deadpool,” “Doctor Strange”), not excited for many reboots such as “Ghostbusters,” and not really excited for sequels such as “Finding Dory” or “Zoolander 2,” even though both could turn out very good.
Here are my personal top 10 starting with some honorable mentions:
Honorable Mentions: Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Voyage of Time, Midnight Special, The Jungle Book
Because we’re weird and obsessed for some reason.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Book of Henry
Untitled Robert Zemeckis WWII Film
Florence Foster Jenkins
Story of Your Life
The idea of good vs. evil is as old as time. It’s reflected in countless religions, myths, and art dating back thousands of years. I’ve seen several films, television shows, and played several video games that demonstrated that Good vs. Evil is too simplistic of a concept.
I had the pleasure of screening Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario” a few days before its release, and it was tremendous. A beautiful film that reiterated the point that there is a fine line between good and evil. To say someone is inherently good or evil is to diminish what it is to be human. Humans are flawed, all of us with sporadic good and bad qualities.
There are many notable films competing at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival this year. While films like Pixar’s “Inside Out,” Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man,” and George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” are screened outside of competition, the film’s below will be competing to a very diverse jury.
Directors Joel and Ethan Coen will be the presidents of this years Feature Film jury which consists of actors Rossy de Palma, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, directors Guillermo del Toro, Xavier Dolan, and composer/singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré.
The list of all the films premiering In/Out of competition and in the Un Certain Regard group can be found here. We will also grade each film’s chance to win the top prize – the Palme d’Or.
Expand this article to see bio’s for all In Competition films:
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A cult classic is a movie that develops a cult following. A film that many fans may discover at a later time, may quote consistently or may evoke discussion. You can’t determine that a film is a cult classic when it is released. The reviews could be bad or good, the box-office could be bad or good, it doesn’t matter. At this time we can only predict what may become a cult classic in time. So here are the top 10 potential cult classics of 2013: (more…)
Last night, Jonathan Teplitzky’s WWII drama “The Railway Man” screened in Toronto. Receiving a standing ovation and some positive tweets, but some not-so positive word from film critics.
“Dallas Buyers Club” screened earlier today. No critical word yet, however a slew of tweets rave about the performances of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
“Prisoners” continues to receive positive buzz, especially around leading actor Hugh Jackman. “12 Years a Slave” screens in Toronto matching, if not exceeding the response at Telluride.