FILM FESTIVAL: 5 MOVIES TO WATCH
Even as the movie business continues to shift its models, the „Sundance Film Festival“ remains a place where careers are born, Oscar dreams arise and top-dollar distribution deals are made. This years edition starts from Thursday, Jan. 8, to Jan. 28. And here 5 movies I am looking foward to that could make an impact.
The rapper and activist Boots Riley, of the hip-hop act the Coup, is making his feature directorial debut with this trippy-looking movie set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland. The cast is great, with Lakeith Stanfield starring as a telemarketer who makes a breakthrough to success at his company, Tessa Thompson as his artist girlfriend and Armie Hammer as an orgy-hosting C.E.O.
It’s been eight years since the director Debra Granik showed her film “Winter’s Bone” at Sundance, which garnered acclaim for her and showcased a breakthrough performance by then little-known Jennifer Lawrence. Ms. Granik is back with this drama about a father and his teenage daughter who have lived undetected in the Oregon woods until discovered.
Director Ari Aster has caused an online rebellion with his 2011 debut. The short story „The Strange Thing About Johnsons“ a bunch of melodrama of the eyebrow who played like a horror movie, is approaching the taboo theme from another angle (the son who touches his father). Now the first feature of Aster appears at midnight section of the festival, and it’s still one creep, a family-centered story about a clan who has to think about the dark destiny after her grandmother’s death. I think this film would be also big the rebellion.
Paul Dano brings determination and specificity to his work. He feels like the kind of artist who could succeed with that determination behind the camera. He directs Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal and the young actor Ed Oxenbould in this adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel. Set in 1960s Montana, the film tracks the changes in a family when the father leaves to fight a forest fire near the Canadian border. It seems like a compelling showcase for an always-impressive Ms. Mulligan and an opportunity for Mr. Dano to bring depth to this work.
Desiree Akhavan created a kinetic and clever comedy in appropriate behavior, which played at Sundance in 2014. “The Times” review called that film „alive“ with a screenplay „packed with smart remarks“ .Her new movie is set in 1993 and features Chloë Grace Moretz as a small-town Montana high school student who is sent to conversion therapy when she is caught with another girl on prom night.
In my opinion, I think that this Sundance festival will be most interesting in all time. Some films are really good for all family, teenagres and adults. Most of this 5 movies are intrigued, but we will see is this a true or not in festival.