Barry could be any half-black, half-white kid from the '80s. The Treasure Released: January 8th Cast: Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei Director: Corneliu Porumboiu Police, Adjective Why it's worth your time: With deadpan delivery that would make Steven Wright jittery, this Romanian comedy tells the story of Costi, a down-on-his-luck office drone, who joins his neighbor and a professional metal detector to hunt for a fortune buried beneath a family estate. Jackie Pablo Larrain's cinema is one rooted in the knotty relationship between influential historical leaders and the people over whom they govern or rule with an iron fist. Nerdua imagines the manhunt in a classic noir mode, complete with shadows, exaggerated voiceover, and a brassy soundtrack. This list, updated weekly, only features the best of the year's best, and I'm being highly selective with my choices. When they happen to witness the aftermath of a murder, they become captives of the resident skinheads and their leader a terrifying Patrick Stewart , leading to a prolonged showdown which Saulnier stages as a series of quiet, panic-stricken moments and bursts of brutal violence—a storytelling rhythm in tune with the sludgy punk and metal thundering through the venue's speakers. In this haunting, elliptical tale, a physician travels to his hometown to rescue his nephew, who's been unceremoniously dropped there by his disreputable gambler father.
Cube's Calvin, his staff, and his patrons find their usual fire silenced by tragedy. Shot in diffused black and white, and narrated by an authorial observer, the movie teeters on the edge of self-parody. Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved. Don't Think Twice Released: July 22nd Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard Director: Mike Birbiglia Sleepwalk with Me Why it's great: If you've ever harbored a passion, chased a dream, or felt the rush of creative choice, Don't Think Twice will play like Shakespearean tragedy. In this thoroughly amusing 1970s neo-noir comedy, Ryan Gosling is a bumbling private investigator who finds himself paired with Russell Crowe's for-hire enforcer on a case involving a missing girl and a dead porn star. While the story may be familiar, this time everything feels bigger and more colorful. Zootopia is a clever, poignant animated tale about why you shouldn't judge people by their appearance or their differences.
That situation is created by tragedy, but it's not the only instance of traumatic loss addressed by this expertly calibrated portrait of grief and recovery, given that Affleck's loner—divorced from the mother Michelle Williams of his children—is already a deeply scarred individual with his own agonizing sorrow to shoulder. And yes, I'd include the recent American reboot, if I'm being honest. You might be pleasantly surprised. Two heated performances, sexy and vicious, anchor it in the artful. Beginning with Michèle's rape by a masked intruder, his story proceeds to confound expectations at every knotty turn, eschewing for long stretches any resemblance to a revenge fantasy as it investigates Michèle's relationship with numerous relatives and acquaintances—mostly male—who are, in some form or another, sexually intertwined with her.
Not since Titanic has underwater photography looked so terrifying. The Eyes of My Mother This stark, unpredictable black and white horror film was fairly divisive across the festival circuit, but it's hard not to be grabbed by the compelling turns. They're joined by her ex, Harry Ralph Fiennes , and his seductive daughter, played by an especially on-point Dakota Johnson, and the latecomers disrupt the peaceful summer dynamic. The Thrillist Entertainment staff picked its , but this is every movie from 2016 -- big, small, and from around the world -- that achieves greatness. The result is a uniquely mesmerizing portrait of people caught in a purgatory between what came before and what's still to come. Hunt for the Wilderpeople Released: June 24th Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rachel House, Rhys Darby Director: Taika Waititi What We Do in the Shadows Why it's great: This New Zealand backwoods adventure roughs up every single coming-of-age cliché.
Complete list of Coming to Theaters. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, Guerra's trance-like tale is rich in ethnographic details, and its lead performances from non-professional actors Nilbio Torres and Antonio Bolivar Salvado Yangiama both as the shaman are unaffected and haunting. Will then decides to attend Alicia's wedding and asks Lou to accompany him. Lion Released: November 25th Cast: Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman Director: Garth Davis Top of the Lake Why it's great: In 1986, 5-year-old Saroo Brierley becomes an accidental stowaway aboard a train headed to Calcutta -- 930 miles away from his home. It's hard to imagine the longtime Godzilla fan who won't enjoy this latest revisit.
It also became the eighth film to do so during the two-year period of 2015—16, surpassing the previous record of seven billion-dollar films during the two-year period of 2011—12. Love and Friendship is based on Jane Austen's novel Lady Susan, and in many ways it's typical of an Austen story. Patel picks at a raw nerve as the present-day Brierley, displaced but driven towards discovery, while Kidman delivers a heartbreaking performance as his adoptive mother. Sure, it's a little long, but we know Steven Spielberg can't help himself—and we forgive him. Think sex, jealousy, and half-naked bodies laying in the sun; ultimately, the sleepy movie becomes something more thrilling.
Set over the course of a relatively uneventful week in its protagonist's life, Jarmusch's story is far less interested in big dramatic incidents than it is in the small details of Paterson's routine life, which slowly coalesce to form a muted, melancholy portrait of everyday existential despair. April 10 , California, U. Think sex, jealousy, and half-naked bodies laying in the sun; ultimately, the sleepy movie becomes something more thrilling. The movie isn't for all tastes, but a perfect companion to Keating's own Darling, about a young woman slowly going insane. His tool of choice: Google Earth.
Archived from on 14 February 2016. All you need to know is that it's about a bunch of punk rockers who witness something very bad, and are then held captive by some terrifying people. Director Fede Alvarez proved he was a gifted technician with his 2013 Evil Dead remake, but it's his latest thriller that establishes him as more than just a look-at-me behind-the-camera showman. But this Halloween season's follow-up, Origin of Evil, is an altogether different beast—a sterling '60s-set period piece that's only loosely related to its predecessor, and one that manufactures terror by first making one care about its well-drawn characters. February 26 Paris, France February 27 Santa Monica, California, U. How much harm do they really do in the name of being helpful? Graceful and gripping, it's a period piece character study that cannily speaks to the way in which words—and, tellingly, also visual images—are the tools by which we shape history. Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids Jonathan Demme's acclaimed career may include numerous beloved dramas and comedies—from Something Wild and Married to the Mob to The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Rachel Getting Married—but he's also the world's foremost music-concert documentarian.
They're further aided by Lonergan's natural evocation of his cold, grim New England milieu, and aided by a script that manages the not-inconsiderable feat of finding consistent humor amidst so much despair. This list, updated weekly, only features the best of the year's best, and I'm being highly selective with my choices. Walt Disney Studios has also become the first studio to have the five highest-grossing films worldwide, and the first since at least 1913 to have the three highest-grossing films in the U. However, at home, Lou's father convinces her to go to Will. They're joined by her ex, Harry Ralph Fiennes , and his seductive daughter, played by an especially on-point Dakota Johnson, and the latecomers disrupt the peaceful summer dynamic. Feig never crosses the streams; the new movie pays homage to the original while allowing the quartet of A-list comedians to own a new batch of hero roles. Deadpool also addresses cancer in a genuine way that's unexpected for a blockbuster.
I Am Not a Serial Killer This fascinating indie is about a young man who worries he may start to display homicidal tendencies -- at the exact same time a serial killer is working his way through town. Come for the luxurious period décor, uninhibited carnality and ominous atmosphere, and stay for the octopus. In this thoroughly amusing 1970s neo-noir comedy, Ryan Gosling is a bumbling private investigator who finds himself paired with Russell Crowe's for-hire enforcer on a case involving a missing girl and a dead porn star. After a 250-foot-high tidal wave, a geologist and his family brace for survival. Hell or High Water Released: August 12th Cast: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham Director: David Mackenzie Starred Up Why it's great: The rootin', tootin', consideratin' modern Western follows bank-robbing brothers Pine and Foster looking to save their family farm from foreclosure while sticking it to The Man.