Here are a few more films that are upcoming, that I may want to watch.
A History of Violence. Normally, this kind of film might not interest me. The trailer seems to suggest that Viggo Mortensen plays a small town hero who averts a holdup at his shop by killing the holdup man may have a mysterious history he's running from. What's intriguing is the director: David Cronenberg, who's directed films like The Fly, eXistenz, and other films that have to do with relationships with one's body, in non-standard means. This seems like an attempt to become a little more mainstream.
Capote The amazing Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Truman Capote, during the period he wrote In Cold Blood, about a serial killer. I'd really only ever seen Capote in the comedy Murder By Death. He's frequently imitated because of his distinctive voice, so it takes quite an actor to avoid sounding too silly doing Capote. The amazing Chris Cooper co-stars.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Tommy Lee Jones stars in this film. Along with David Strathairn, he's being touted for best actor awards once award season kicks in.
Caché I really need to catch up with Michael Haneke, the Austrian director, who directed Funny Games in which kidnappers talk to the audience making them complicit in the enjoyment of the torture of an innocent family. Apparently, there's a whopper of a stunning scene in this filming starring two of France's leading actors: Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil. I tend to get Haneke confused with Francois Ozon. Probably since both are French, and I haven't seen movies by either one.
Thumbsucker This should come out fairly soon. About a kid whose parents are messed up, and resorts to sucking his thumb. If Tilda Swinton were your mom, and Keanu Reeves were your dentist, you might too.
Munich Steven Spielberg directs this film about the tracking of the Palestinian terrorists who killed Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Where The Truth Lies The latest by Atom Egoyan, starring Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth. A scene involving a threesome has caused this film to be rated NC-17, even under appeal. It's to be released unrated to avoid the stigma that NC-17 films have (theaters won't show films rated NC-17). Egoyan is baffled why, since there's no reason given for why a rating is given.
A Scanner Darkly Richard Linklater does Philip K. Dick. Done in the style of Waking Life using a technique somewhat like rotoscoping. Stars Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, and Winona Ryder.
The Wayward Cloud Tsai Ming-Liang's latest. It will probably take a while before this is released in the US. I'd expect a year or so.
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