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Added by johanlefourbe on 24 Aug 2010 07:12
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2020

People who added this item 350 Average listal rating (253 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.4



Release date (U.S.) : 17 July 2020

directed by : Christopher Nolan

with : Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine

plot : The plot is currently unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around the world of international espionage.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though we don't know anything yet about this movie, a new directing project from Christopher Nolan is always something to get massively excited about and it automatically becomes my top priority for this year.

My verdict :
Because of the Coronavirus, even though the movie was completed, it kept getting postponed increasing my expectations in the process but also for everyone else. Well, I wish I could say it was worth the wait, as it is usually the case with this director. Unfortunately, I'm afraid Nolan has delivered the first misfire in an otherwise pretty much flawless career so far. The saddest thing is that it was, according to Nolan, his most ambitious movie so far. Anyway, what went wrong? Well, for me, it felt like they gave permission to David Lynch to direct a blockbuster with a 200 million dollar budget. The difference would be that Lynch would probably deliver something just as weird, bonkers and nonsensical as Nolan did but, at least, it would be on purpose. Anyway, was it really some complete garbage? Of course, not. The time passed by very quickly, the soundtrack was badass, it was visually still impressive and it felt good to go back to the movie theatre after almost 6 months but there is no doubt that the damned thing was seriously disappointing.
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8



Release date (U.S.) : 4 December 2020

directed by : David Fincher

with : Gary Oldman, Lily Collins, Amanda Seyfried

plot : Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic 1941 movie Citizen Kane.

Why do I want to see this ?
At last... After 6 long years, David Fincher is finally coming up with a new directing effort and, of course, it had to be a major priority on this list. To be honest, the story doesn't sound really fascinating but, on the other hand, we are talking about the guy who managed to deliver a spellbinding thriller about Facebook. Anyway, Fincher is easily one of the most interesting directors at work nowadays so anything coming from this guy is pretty much a must-see in my book.

My verdict :
Well, unfortunately, even though I really admired the work done, to be honest, I can’t say I was really blown by the end-result though. I mean, as usual with David Fincher, it was visually really impressive and I loved the way he tried to reproduce the vibe of a movie from the same time period. Furthermore, Herman Mankiewicz was an interesting character and Gary Oldman gave another really strong performance. However, the first issue was already the fact that, beside Mankiewicz, none of the other characters were developed whatsoever. However, the biggest problem was that, even though this movie was obviously a passion project for Fincher (it was even written by his father years ago), it was interesting at best but never really fascinating, I’m afraid. In a sense, you could compare it to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ which was basically Tarantino’s love songs to the end-60’s Hollywood, in this case, Fincher brought us back to the 1930's Hollywood with his meticulous attention to the details but, just like with Tarantino’s acclaimed opus, I just didn’t care much like they both did. Furthermore, concerning the conception of ‘Citizen Kane’, it didn’t go really deep after all. I mean, basically, Mankiewicz locked himself up in some lodge in the middle of nowhere and delivered one of the best screenplays ever written, that’s it. Anyway, even if I didn’t care much the material, it was still another fine directing effort by David Fincher.
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People who added this item 350 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1



Release date (U.S.) : 4 December 2020

directed by : Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

plot : A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, even though I used to be a die-hard of Pixar (I even saw 'Toy Story' in the movie theater when it was released), I kinda lost faith with them after they focused so much on releasing (underwhelming) sequels lately. However, this movie will finally be about an original story and the concept sounds pretty awesome so I'm pretty excited about this movie.

My verdict :
Well, the guys from Pixar have done it again. Indeed, they have produced yet another masterpiece. Of course, the animation was gorgeous, I wouldn’t expect less from them, and the jazz music was really sweet as well, but, above all, the depth of the story and the themes developed was just really impressive. You might argue that it might be too similar to ‘Inside Out’, Pete Docter’s previous directing effort, but I didn’t bother me. Basically, this movie was some kind of a mix of ‘Inside Out’ with ‘Coco’ and ‘Up’ with some body-switching as well. Regarding the body-switching thing, you can imagine that they could have made the whole movie about this (how many movies have been made around this concept?) and it would have been still fairly successful anyway. However, and that’s where the movie really stands out from the competition, they went just way beyond that. Basically, they tackled the biggest question ever which is ‘What is the meaning of life?’, even if both characters were not even aware of this quest and this journey was just spellbinding. I also really appreciate the fact that, even though the main character seemed to be a decent guy, he was also flawed which made him so much more human and identifiable. Basically, the damned thing was just fascinating to behold.
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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7



Release date (U.S.) : 23 October 2020

directed by : Jason Woliner

with : Sacha Baron Cohen

plot : Follow-up film to the 2006 comedy centering on the real-life adventures of a fictional Kazakh television journalist named Borat.

Why do I want to see this ?
Since I really loved 'Borat' (in my opinion, it is hands down the best comedy released during the last 20 years), this movie should have been a priority to me but, somehow, I will have to postpone it for the time being. It's in fact due to 2 things. First, it came out of nowhere and, like anyone else, I didn't even know Sacha Baron Cohen was actually working on a sequel. Second, and that's the main reason, I don't have a Amazon Prime account. Still, I will definitely watch the damned thing at some point though.
People who added this item 207 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3



Release date (U.S.) : 19 February 2021

directed by : Chloé Zhao

with : Frances McDormand, David Strathairn

plot : After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Why do I want to see this ?
What a year for Chloé Zhao! She was supposed to release her first huge blockbuster with 'Eternals'. However, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed until 2021 but, in the meantime, she managed to release this much smaller indie feature which turned out to be a massive critical success. Since this movie has been heralded by most of the critics as the best movie released in 2020, I'm definitely eager to check it out.

My verdict :
I have always been fascinated by such alternative lifestyles so I definitely had some rather high expectations. Well, even though I thought it was indeed a beautiful movie with another pitch-perfect performance from Frances McDormand who’s apparently challenging Meryl Streep for the title of best actress alive, to be honest, it didn’t really blow me away though. Of course, you could argue that nothing much really happened through the whole thing but it didn’t really bother me. Eventually, the biggest issue was maybe the fact every single person on the road was just so freaking nice. I mean, I have to admit that this lack of conflict was refreshing but, to be honest, it seems rather unlikely that none of them had a bad bone whatsoever. Eventually, even if it was unintentional, it did turn the whole thing into some kind of commercial for the nomadic lifestyle. Still, even though I wasn’t completely sold, it was quite fascinating to see these people taking some distance from our rather decadent capitalistic way of life and seeming pretty happy in the process.
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4



Release date (U.S.) : 3 April 2020

directed by : Eliza Hittman

plot : A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

Why do I want to see this ?
Beside its pretty cool title, it is another movie which has been heralded by most of the critics as one of the best movies released in 2020 so I will definitely check it out at some point.

My verdict :
The damned thing turned out to be quite sad and depressing, that’s for sure. Eventually, the most nauseating thing, at least for me, was the toxic masculinity constantly surrounding these poor girls. Seriously, it was pretty much everywhere, at school, at work, at home, in the public transports, … Even the seemingly gentle guy in the bus had a rather creepy agenda and helped them out just because he wanted to ‘score’. Of course, you might argue that not all guys are so bad but I’m afraid this description might not to be so far from reality. Concerning the whole abortion thing, well, it’s rather sad that, after years of women fighting to have the rights to make their own choices regarding their own body, it seems that the US are now going backwards on this matter. What they seem to forget is that an abortion will always be a traumatic experience and, by making the whole process more and more awkward and complicated, it only makes the whole experience even more awful for all these poor girls and women, as displayed in this movie.
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8



Release date (U.S.) : 25 December 2020

directed by : Paul Greengrass

with : Tom Hanks

plot : A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, it has been a while since Paul Greengrass has really impressed me but, since this movie has received some stellar reviews, I'm really eager to watch the damned thing. On top of that, it will be apparently released on Netflix in Europe so I will be able to see it pretty much as soon as it is available on the streaming platform.

My verdict :
To be honest, I took me a while to get into this movie and I guess it mostly had to with the fact that the plot was actually really generic and predictable. And, yet, it still managed to grab me at some point. Indeed, even if it wasn’t the darkest Western I have seen, the tone was still quite sad and I think that’s why the two main characters eventually bonded, not necessarily because they were kind to one and another but because they shared a deep sorrow. What made this even more interesting was that their pain and sorrow actually echoed the pain and sorrow experienced by the whole nation at the time including the Indians, the settlers, the black slaves, the Civil war veterans and the South in general. In my opinion, these two characters were fairly well developed and even though it was obvious the kid needed the captain to move forward, he also needed her to be able to face his past. Eventually, the whole thing did end on a hopeful note but I think it also echoed how, in spite of a very rough start, the USA as a nation still became a world leader, whether you like it or not.
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7



Release date (U.S.) : 18 December 2020

directed by : Thomas Vinterberg

with : Mads Mikkelsen

plot : Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

Why do I want to see this ?
Ever since I saw 'Festen' in the movie theatre when it was released, I have faithfully followed Vinterberg's career. To be honest, not all his movies have been as rewarding as his Dogma effort was but they are always interesting to behold. On top of that, this time, he is working again with the great Mads Mikkelsen and, the last time they made a movie together, it did result in the amazing 'Jagten'. This new collaboration has also received some strong reviews so it could be really good as well.

My verdict :
To be honest, it took me a while to get the damned thing. Indeed, not only I was expecting a very light comedy but I’m not a huge fan of alcohol in general. However, if it might seem to be only about a group of four rather pathetic guys who decides to get drunk because they are all stuck in some kind of middle-crisis, it went actually way beyond that. Indeed, many might make the mistake of thinking that this movie was about drinking but, in fact, it was a movie about living. Basically, life can be incredibly dull and monotonous and, if you’re unlucky, it can be terribly tough and full of hardships. Eventually, the only way to live a full life is through experiences and experiments. Basically, from time to time, we should all try to get outside this tiny little box that society has given us, to go against the rules, to push our boundaries, or simply do something rather foolish because otherwise what’s the point? Of course, as displayed in this movie, it can be hazardous or even dangerous (eventually, one of them died and two nearly broke down their family in the process) but, at least, they tried something instead of going through the motions until the very end.
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Minari (2021)



Release date (U.S.) : 12 February 2021

directed by : Lee Isaac Chung

with : Steven Yeun

plot : A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Why do I want to see this ?
The main reason I did add this movie to this list was because it had been nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award (it didn't win though). On top of that, I have to admit that Steven Yeun really impressed me in 'Burning' so it would be really interesting to see him again in another high profile project like this one. Eventually, who would have expected Glenn to become such a great actor?!?
People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4



Release date (U.S.) : 23 October 2020

directed by : Sofia Coppola

with : Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans

plot : A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.

Why do I want to see this ?
Sofia Coppola is another director have been following pretty much from the very beginning of her career but, to be honest, even if I respect her work, I have to admit that I never became a huge fan. Still, since this movie has received some solid reviews, I will check it out some point.
People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5



Release date (U.S.) : 13 November 2020

directed by : Francis Lee

with : Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan

plot : 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, it has been ages since Kate Winslet showed up in something really interesting. On the other hand, it is pretty much the opposite for Saoirse Ronan who has been having a rather impressive track-record recently ('Little Women', 'Lady Bird', 'Brooklyn', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'). Anyway, it should be interesting to see these great actresses, some of the best from their respective generations, working together for the 1st time.
People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4



Release date (U.S.) : 10 July 2020

directed by : Max Barbakow

with : Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Camila Mendes

plot : When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of Andy Samberg but since this movie has been very well received, I'm eager to give it a chance.
People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2



Release date (U.S.) : 26 February 2021

directed by : Florian Zeller

with : Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell

plot : A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Why do I want to see this ?
The main reason I did add this movie to this list was because it had been nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award (it didn't win though). However, Anthony Hopkins did win a Academy Award for his work on this movie, 30 years after winning it for 'The Silence of the Lambs', so it should be quite awesome to see such a great actor at the top of his game.

My verdict :
The most bewildering thing was that it took a whopping 30 years until Anthony Hopkins was finally provided with a part which was actually worthy of his tremendous talent. Indeed, the guy was just amazing and gave here one of the most pitch-perfect performances even delivered on the silver screen. Beside Hopkins at the top of his game, it was also a rather fascinating movie about dementia. Indeed, one of the usual stereotypes about people suffering of Alzheimer's disease is that they don’t remember anymore who their loved ones actually are. In this case, they went much deeper than this cliché and displayed that, the more confused Alzheimer’s patients get, the more they lose their grip on time and space. This process is probably also speed up by moving to a retirement home but to keep such a high maintenance patient at home might not be a better option, I’m afraid. Anyway, this whole process was so well displayed and it was just so heart-breaking to see this man who might have been brilliant at some point desperately shouting ‘I’m an intelligent man’, without mentioning the ending scene during which he cries for his mother.
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Kajillionaire (2020)



Release date (U.S.) : 25 September 2020

directed by : Miranda July

with : Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger

plot : A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.

Why do I want to see this ?
I'm not so sure about this one. Indeed, it does sound artsy-fartsy. However, I have to admit that 'Me and You and Everyone We Know' was actually really good and I'm intrigued if Miranda July has managed to make a come-back 15 years after her heralded directorial debut.
People who added this item 206 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5



Release date (U.S.) : 25 December 2020

directed by : Emerald Fennell

with : Carey Mulligan, Adam Brody, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alison Brie

plot : A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I went back and forth with this flick but since it has been widely acclaimed, I still decided to add it to this list. On top of that, it had been also nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award (it didn't win though).
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2021

People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3



Release date (U.S.) : 26 November 2021

directed by : Paul Thomas Anderson

with : Bradley Cooper

plot : Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, it has been a while since Paul Thomas Anderson really blew away. In fact, the last time was with 'There Will Be Blood' so that was definitely some time ago. However, even if his follow directing efforts were not really amazing, they were always interesting and the guy remains one of the best US directors at work nowadays. With this in mind, I will once again definitely check his last movie, even if I don't know much about it right now.
People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8



Release date (U.S.) : 17 November 2021

directed by : Jane Campion

with : Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Frances Conroy, Kodi Smit-McPhee

plot : A pair of brothers who own a large ranch in Montana are pitted against each other when one of them gets married.

Why do I want to see this ?
Jane Campion is easily one of the most famous female directors, it has been more than 10 years since she has delivered another directing effort so I will definitely check it this one out. On top of that, it is also pretty sweet that, since it will be available on Netflix means, I will be able to watch it as soon as it is released.

My verdict :
Eventually, even though this movie did receive some stellar reviews (it was even hailed as the best movie released in 2021 by Indiewire), to be honest, I really struggled to connect with the damned thing. I mean, sure, it was very well made and some of the scenes were just gorgeous to look at. Furthermore, there was no doubt that the cast also delivered some really strong performances. And, yet, somehow, it never grabbed me. Basically, in this movie, nobody really tells what they really think or what they really feel but it didn't bother me. What bothered more was the fact that the 4 main characters were all rather pathetic. Sure, you might think that they were all fascinating but, as far as I'm concerned, they were all rather sad, mediocre and, above all, never really interesting to behold. Still, even this movie never really worked for me, I have to admit that it was a decent watch.
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8



Release date (U.S.) : 3 December 2021

directed by : Paul Verhoeven

with : Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Clotilde Courau

plot : A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

Why do I want to see this ?
Following his critical success with 'Elle', it seems that Paul Verhoeven will keep making movies in France for the time being. Well, it really sounds like a very good story and it could be some perfect material for the Dutch director. However, during the last 20 years, Verhoeven has been struggling to get his projects made, in spite of its solid reputation, and I'm afraid this movie might be cancelled at some point. Fortunately, he still managed to finish this movie though and it seems that it is taking a little bit longer to be released only because of the Covid pandemy.

My verdict :
Well, eventually, the Dutch master didn’t disappoint, at least, not me as it turned out to be a massive Verhoeven festival. Indeed, he went pretty much all the way with some over-the-top hallucinations, violence, blood, full frontal nudity and some good old sex. Seriously, even if probably not everything did work, the whole thing was still seriously intense. Eventually, he gave us all the various ways anyone at the time might approach religion (as a real vocation, as a capitalist enterprise, as a powerful political weapon, as a simple way to get fed or a way to escape a toxic household). What I enjoyed the most was how ambiguous Benedetta was until the very end. Indeed, was she some kind of con artist? A complete lunatic? Another sexually frustrated nun? An actual prophet who could communicate with God, somehow? Or maybe it was a combination of all this all together. Well, you won’t get any easy answer which was the movie’s biggest strength but also its weakness. Indeed, at the end, all the other characters’s thoughts, feelings and motivations were pretty clear but Benedetta remained an impenetrable wall which was slightly frustrating and, yet, it made her rather fascinating.
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8



Release date (U.S.) : 1 October 2021

directed by : Denis Villeneuve

with : Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling

plot : Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Why do I want to see this ?
Well, after Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch, Denis Villeneuve will now try to adapt this monument of SF literature. To be honest, even though it does sound amazing on paper, I still have some doubts. I mean, it's already Villeneuve's 3rd SF feature in a row and, in my opinion, 'Arrival' was actually rather overrated (I mean, 4 years later, does anyone still speaks about this movie?). Even more problematic was the fact that 'Blade Runner 2049', while critically heralded, was a flop a the box-office. Back then, Villeneuve admitted that his approach (shooting an indie feature with a blockbuster budget) had probably backfired but what was then his next move? To direct an even bigger science-fiction flick based on a really tricky novel! Seriously, it does sound risky to me. Anyway, I hope for him it does work this time around though.

My verdict :
Well, to be honest, maybe I wasn’t in the right mood but I actually really struggled to get into the damned thing after all. It’s not that I don’t have any affinity with the material. I don’t know, I have always been rooting for Denis Villeneuve but it seems that his SF flicks are getting not only bigger but also more pretentious each time around and I hope he will finally go for some other genre when he is done with ’Dune’. I mean, the whole thing was visually really neat, I wouldn’t expect less from this director, it is still a fascinating world and there were tons of charismatic and interesting characters and, yet, the damned thing never really grabbed me. Eventually, you might wonder if such a straightforward adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic book was the best approach and, maybe, Alejandro Jodorowsky with his completely bonkers project was actually right. Of course, you might argue that I shouldn’t muse over a movie which was never made but it seems that turning this story into another SF blockbuster extravaganza only amplified the weaknesses of this story.
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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (253 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2



Release date (U.S.) : 24 December 2021

directed by : Adam McKay

with : Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothée Chalamet, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Matthew Perry, Ariana Grande

plot : A pair of astronomers try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant meteorite will destroy the planet in six months.

Why do I want to see this ?
I thought that 'Vice' and 'The Big Short' were decent enough but, to be honest, I wasn't really impressed though. However, I have to admit that they were still some decent directing efforts from McKay. Above all, there is such a stellar cast involved in his next project and since it would be released on Netflix, I will definitely check it out.

My verdict :
Unfortunately, it wasn’t really good. I mean, I have to admit it, the concept did have some potential and Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence were both at the top of their game as they both delivered some really strong performances. However, the first issue was that all the other characters were never really interesting or entertaining and there was a bunch of them. Furthermore, the concept turned out to be rather clunky after all. Indeed, the beginning scenes were pretty much pitch-perfect up until they had to go to the White House for the first time. Indeed, DiCaprio and Lawrence were doing an incredible balancing act between the comedy and the drama involving their terrible burden. However, all the people working in the White House turned out to some incompetent annoying and sometimes rather weird fools which turned out to be some kind of virus infecting all the characters in this movie but, contrary to what McKay might have thought, it didn’t make them funny. There was also the issue that we are currently living in a worldwide pandemic which outcome has become rather uncertain and, even more dramatic, the current global warming is already catastrophic and might result in our extinction if we don’t act quickly and properly so to make some gross jokes about the end of the world, at this juncture, was actually more depressing than really entertaining. Finally, the damned thing was just so pretentious.
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7



Release date (U.S.) : 3 December 2021

directed by : Guillermo del Toro

with : Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, David Strathairn, Richard Jenkins, Tim Blake Nelson

plot : An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

Why do I want to see this ?
I have to admit that, even though I have seen all the movies directed by Guillermo del Toro, I'm not always a huge fan of his work. However, the title only sounds already awesome and, with such a stellar cast involved, the damned thing could turn out to be pretty amazing.

My verdict :
For the 1st time of his career, Del Toro finally handled a fairly realistic tale without some fantastic elements but there was an obvious connection between his usual work and this carnival world filled with freaks and misfits. Anyway, there is no denying that the damned thing looked amazing and Del Toro, with his first neo-noir, delivered a pitch-perfect mood. Bradley Cooper also delivered a strong performance as well, even if his character turned out to be not much more than a cheap hustler after all. Concerning the story, it definitely had some potential but, to be honest, I think it could have been even better developed though. Indeed, even if it was always entertaining, it was also really long and it felt as if Del Toro tried to combine two movies in one. Still, even if it wasn’t really a homerun, it was a solid watch though.
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Release date (U.S.) : 22 October 2021

directed by : Wes Anderson

with : Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Rupert Friend, Frances McDormand

plot : A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".

Why do I want to see this ?
By now, I have seen all the movies directed by Wes Anderson and he is one of the few American directors at work nowadays with a very specific style. On top of that, I very much enjoyed all his recent movies so there is no doubt I will check this one out, especially with such a star-studded cast.

My verdict :
Once again, Anderson didn’t disappoint and delivered another delightful picture. Eventually, it’s not very often that I came across such an anthology of short stories which worked so well. Indeed, none of these 3 stories could have been really developed as a full-length feature and yet, there was plenty of room to fully develop each tale. However, even if it was quite enjoyable, I don’t think it was one of Anderson’s best movies though. Above all, I thought the whole thing was just rather exhausting to watch. I mean, sure, as usual with this director, the whole thing was visually really impressive and the amount of details and visual tricks was once again just amazing. However, there was so much random stuff going on, I think I missed half of it which was rather tiresome and frustrating. Anyway, even if it was maybe not another slam dunk for Wes Anderson, it was still pretty good though.
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Last Duel (2021)



Release date (U.S.) : 15 October 2021

directed by : Ridley Scott

with : Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer

plot : King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Why do I want to see this ?
Ridley Scott did it again... Every time I think I'm done with this director, he comes up with something new which sounds so awesome on paper that I just have to watch it so bad. Seriously, to have Matt Damon and Ben Affleck finally acting together sounds really neat and, on top of that, they will also wrote the damned thing so I'm just so intrigued by this project and, yet, with this director, there is a fair chance that it won't be anything amazing after all.

My verdict :
Eventually, this movie turned out to be a flop but I think it’s a shame, not because it was really a masterpiece but because it was at least something else than another Fast & Furious, Star Wars, Marvel instalment or any other big blockbuster franchise. Anyway, at least, you can trust Good Old Ridley Scott to deliver a lavish and gritty Medieval epic as the whole thing was visually really neat and convincing. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the ‘Rashomon’ approach. I think it was also pretty obvious that Ben Affleck was originally supposed to play Le Gris so he could face his BFF which would have been pretty awesome but, unfortunately, because of some schedule conflict, he had to settle down for a smaller part. Still, he definitely had some fun playing Pierre d'Alençon and the whole cast was actually really good here.
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Beckett (2021)



Release date (U.S.) : 13 August 2021

directed by : Ferdinando Cito Filomarino

with : John David Washington, Alicia Vikander

plot : A vacationing couple fall trap to a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences.

Why do I want to see this ? It's too bad I'm not familiar with this director but the cast sounds just too interesting to pass on this movie. However, the main reason I did add this movie on this list was because it would be eventually released on Netflix.

My verdict :
Well, all in all, the damned thing was not really good. I mean, it was visually rather well done and, even though Washington’s character was hardly interesting, the actor is always charismatic. Basically, the whole thing did remind me of ’Frantic’ and many classy thrillers directed by Alfred Hitchcock but, even if the concept was not bad, it never really worked though. The main issue was that 90% of the running time was about the main character running around and trying to save his skin and while it might seem appealing on paper, it would have been probably more interesting if they took the time to allow us to learn more about him. I mean, there were some moments when the guy felt (understandably) a huge amount of guilt and even did contemplate suicide and John David Washington was quite convincing during these moments but, each time, he had to start up to run again pretty much endlessly until they reached some half-baked conclusion during which everything was wrapped up way too nicely
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Release date (U.S.) : 22 October 2021

directed by : Edgar Wright

with : Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp

plot : A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though I have a lot of respect for Edgar Wright's work, to be honest, I'm not always a huge fan of his movies (for example, I thought that 'Baby Driver' was a decent watch but not much more than that). Still, the title only sounds already awesome, Anya Taylor-Joy is becoming fast one of the most interesting actresses of her generation and the damned thing could turn out to be really awesome.

My verdict :
to be honest, I had a hard time to really care about this movie, even more than with ‘Baby Driver’. However, it wasn’t a bad movie though, not all. Indeed, as usual with Wright, the damned thing was visually quite impressive, the soundtrack was really neat and I just loved the mood. I also did appreciate that he was once again doing something so completely different than his previous movies. Furthermore, Anya Taylor-Joy displayed once again that she was one of the most fascinating actresses at work nowadays and she definitely didn’t disappoint me here. For Thomasin McKenzie, she doesn’t have quite reach yet the same status as Taylor-Joy but there is no denying that both actresses did deliver some strong performances here. However, from the moment the main character had her first ‘dream’ bringing her back in Soho in the 60’s, to be honest, they actually lost me. Eventually, the more I think I about, the more I believe that my rating was actually too generous for this movie but I still think it was a decent watch because the damned thing was just so well made and the actresses involved gave such solid performances.
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Luca (2021)



Release date (U.S.) : 18 June 2021

directed by : Enrico Casarosa

plot : On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I kinda lost faith with Pixar when they started to release all these sequels. However, I really enjoyed 'Soul' and I just loved 'Inside Out', the story sounds this time really intriguing and I'm eager to give them (once again) the benefit of the doubt.

My verdict :
As usual with Pixar, the damned thing was just so gorgeous to look at and, especially during this pandemic during which many of us spent hours even days cloistered in our homes, it was really neat to spend some time in such a cute Italian village from the 50’s/60’s. Then, at the centre of this tale, you had this beautiful friendship between these 2 boys who were basically lonely and it was just really neat and relatable to see them having so much harmless fun during some kind of summer holiday. Seriously, it was probably the most beautiful relationship delivered by Pixar since the love story in ‘Up’ involving Carl Fredricksen and his wife. So, it was really closed to be a homerun, once again for Pixar and, yet, something was still missing though. Eventually, in my opinion, the only thing that really prevented the damned thing from maybe being a masterpiece was the fact that these boys were some sea-monsters. It’s not that this aspect of the story really bothered me, it’s just that, in my opinion, it didn’t add anything really interesting to this really sweet bromance. Sure, it probably made the whole thing more appealing for the young kids but I'm more used to get this kind of gimmicks from Disney and not from Pixar. Anyway, it was still a beautiful tale.
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Release date (U.S.) : 12 February 2021

directed by : Shaka King

with : Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen

plot : Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.

Why do I want to see this ?
The main reason I did add this movie to this list was because it had been nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award (it didn't win though). However, this story also sounds really interesting so the damned thing could be pretty great.

My verdict :
I have to admit that I didn’t know much about Fred Hampton and it was really neat to learn more about this inspiring guy. Indeed, that he had accomplished so much and that he had reached such wisdom at such a young age was just really impressive. Eventually, there is no denying that Kaluuya and Stanfield both delivered such strong performances, they were both quite pitch-perfect and seriously spellbinding to behold. So, the whole thing was strong and delivered an important message in the process and, yet, it was still missing something to completely win me over though. First of all, even though it was dealing with a really interesting story, the whole thing was still rather predictable. Indeed, from the moment you see Bill O'Neal meeting FBI agent Roy Mitchell for the first time, everything else happening afterwards was hardly surprising. I wonder also if it wouldn’t have worked better if it would have been more nuanced. Indeed, even with the most controversial black character, Bill O'Neal, they displayed a lot of compassion whereas most of the white characters didn’t get the same curtesy. I mean, Martin Sheen was praised for his performance playing some kind of monstruous version of J. Edgar Hoover but, to be honest, it was borderline caricatural. Anyway, even if it was maybe not a masterpiece, it was still a fascinating tale with 2 awesome performances.
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Release date (U.S.) : 24 November 2021

directed by : Ridley Scott

with : Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Al Pacino Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons

plot : The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renown fashion designer Guccio Gucci.

Why do I want to see this ?
Just like with 'The Last Duel', I'm actually pretty much done with Ridley Scott but, here again, the story sounds just really intriguing. And there is also a top cast involved. Eventually, Scott will probably deliver another watchable but ultimately still forgettable movie in spite some top-notch material and some great talents involved. Anyway, I will still check it out at some point.
People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6



Release date (U.S.) : 30 July 2021

directed by : David Lowery

with : Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton

plot : A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Why do I want to see this ?
I'm not really sure what to expect from this flick and, to be honest, at first, I thought it would be another retelling of King Arthur's tale, a story which has been done to death. Fortunately, it is actually based on a specific Arthurian legend so there is some hope. Furthermore, David Lowery has an interesting track-record so it could turn out to a decent watch.



Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2021

directed by : Joel Coen

with : Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Brendan Gleeson

plot : A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Why do I want to see this ?
By now, I have seen already so many adaptations of this Shakespearean play so, to be honest, I'm not actually dying to see another version. And yet, I have been faithfully following the Coen brothers for more than 20 years and I'm not going to stop now. The other intriguing thing is that Joel Coen would be producing, writing and directing this movie for the very first time without his brother Ethan (who maybe doesn't like Shakespeare?).
People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2



Release date (U.S.) : 10 December 2021

directed by : Steven Spielberg

with : Ansel Elgort

plot : An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I don't really see the point of remaking this classic and I don't really care much about this project but, as a tradition, I always put Spielberg's movies on this list so I guess I will probably check this one out at some point.

My verdict :
Well, even though the original ‘West Side Story’ is one of the very few musicals that I really enjoyed, to be honest, I really struggled to care about this remake though. Sure, there was no doubt that it was technically fine, the whole thing was visually very well done and Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler had a solid chemistry. However, it still felt rather pointless to come up with another really faithful adaptation of the famous stage musical. Indeed, the 1961 version was already quite faithful but above all it was already pretty much downright amazing. Of course, they tweaked some elements, the most obvious and welcome one was to have a completely Latin cast to play the Sharks and other Puerto Rican characters. However, even in this case, they could have gone further by casting some actual teenagers as, except for Rachel Zegler, all the actors were still much older than their respective characters. Anyway, even though the critics were super enthusiast, as far as I was concerned, this new version felt rather redundant.
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1



Release date (U.S.) : 8 April 2022

directed by : Robert Eggers

with : Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Björk

plot : Set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, a Nordic prince sets out on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered.

Why do I want to see this ?
I have to admit I wasn't a huge fan of 'The Witch' but 'The Lighthouse' was downright impressive and I'm really curious to see what Eggers will do next, especially with something that sounds quite ambitious. On top of that, he is working again with Anya Taylor-Joy who is slowly becoming one of the most interesting actresses at work nowadays so I'm actually pretty excited about the damned thing.

My verdict :
Well, I thought it was visually impressive and I really enjoyed the tense dark ominous mood. I have to admit that I was little concerned after I saw the trailer which, to be honest, didn’t really impress me as it made the whole thing look like a rather basic vengeance tale. Indeed, the biggest challenge for Robert Eggers was to turn this classic Scandinavian legend which had inspired countless other stories such as ‘Hamlet’ or even ‘The Lion King’ into something new and, if I have to be honest with myself, he didn’t really succeed. Sure, I loved the visuals and how was I completely immersed in this vintage Viking world but the whole thing was still too predictable. I have to admit that I didn’t see coming the scene when Amleth’s mother pretty much shattered his already fairly demented psychological state by revealing her true feelings about his father and even himself. However, it was the only surprising thing that occurred during more than 2 hours of mayhem. Still, the general madness and the bleakness of the whole endeavor was very much appreciated.
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Release date (U.S.) : 9 December 2022

directed by : Darren Aronofsky

with : Brendan Fraser, Samantha Morton

plot : It's about a reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, Brendan Fraser must be one of the most underwhelming actors I know and I would usually skip any movie he is starring in, even if the story seemed to be interesting or entertaining. However, it is quite the opposite concerning Darren Aronofsky, I would watch anything directed by this guy, even if it is starring one of the most underwhelming actors in the world, making this movie a top priority for me.
People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1



Release date (U.S.) : 20 May 2022

directed by : Alex Garland

with : Jessie Buckley

plot : A young woman goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside after the death of her ex-husband.

Why do I want to see this ?
I really loved 'Ex-Machina'. However, as far I was concerned, 'Annihiliation' was decent much more than that but I have to admit that I'm really curious to see what Alex Garland will deliver this time. On top of that, Jessie Buckley is probably one of the most interesting actresses I have discovered these last few years.



Release date (U.S.) : 3 June 2022

directed by : David Cronenberg

with : Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen

plot : A deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup.

Why do I want to see this ?
After at least 8 years, David Cronenberg is finally coming back with a new directorial effort. On top of that, he will be be working for the 4th time with Viggo Mortensen but the rest of the cast also sounds quite promising. Finally, it would be the 1st movie also written by Cronenberg since 'eXistenZ' which he made more than 20 years ago. Finally, to finally see Cronenberg doing some SF again sounds just really awesome after all these years. Basically, I'm really excited by the damned thing.



Release date (U.S.) : 16 December 2022

directed by : Alejandro G. Iñárritu

plot : Plot unknown

Why do I want to see this ?
Since I have always been a huge fan of Iñárritu's work, of course, I will check this movie. On top of that, it is pretty cool that he is back in Mexico making a comedy without some huge Hollywood stars involved.
People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3



Release date (U.S.) : 14 October 2022

directed by : Park Chan-wook

plot : A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Why do I want to see this ?
I can't believe it's actually the first Asian movie I ever had on this list. Anyway, Park Chan-wook is definitely one of the best Asian directors at work nowadays and his last directing effort, 'Ah-ga-ssi', was just quite amazing. Finally, the fact that is going to deliver a detective story this time around sounds just freaking awesome.

My verdict :
Unfortunately, even though I did enjoy most of it, even though it turned out to be really intriguing, I never thought it was never really fascinating though. Still, the damned thing was pretty good though. Indeed, I didn’t expect that, on top of being an entertaining detective story, it would be also such a romantic tale as well. It displayed that, solving the case and finding who’s guilty is not everything. As displayed in this movie, it can be so much more complex than what you usually get with the genre, especially when feelings might have a major impact on the proceedings. The whole gimmick of the insomniac detective was also rather derivative but I have to admit that it did create a interesting surreal dreamy mood. Anyway, all in all, it was definitely another fine directing effort from Chan-Wook Park.
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Release date (U.S.) : 6 January 2023

directed by : Damien Chazelle

with : Samara Weaving, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Olivia Wilde, Max Minghella, Tobey Maguire, Katherine Waterston, Eric Roberts, Phoebe Tonkin, Lukas Haas, Spike Jonze

plot : Plot unknown

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, 'La La Land' was not bad but, in my opinion, it must be one of the most overrated movies released during the last 10 years (and I have seen it twice by now). On the other hand, 'First Man' was really good and 'Whiplash' was even better and even downright fascinating so I'm definitely eager to give Damien Chazelle for now the benefit of the doubt, especially since he's coming up with arguably his most ambitious project so far with a really impressive cast involved.
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Release date (U.S.) : 4 November 2022

directed by : David O. Russell

with : Anya Taylor-Joy, John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, Timothy Olyphant, Robert De Niro, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Alessandro Nivola

plot : Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Why do I want to see this ?
Ever since he made his come-back with 'The Fighter', in spite of a rather nasty reputation, David O. Russell has been on a roll (I have to admit that I really loved 'Silver Linings Playbook'). There is not much information about his next directing effort but he has managed to get a rather insane cast and, only therefore, the damned thing would be pretty much a must-see.
People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 0
BigBug (2022)



Release date (U.S.) : 11 February 2022

directed by : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

with : Dominique Pinon, André Dussolier, Elsa Zylberstein

plot : A group of bickering suburbanites find themselves stuck together when an android uprising causes their well intentioned household robots to lock them in for their own safety.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, it has been a while since Jeunet really impressed me but a new directorial effort from this guy is always worth a look. Furthermore, since it will be apparently available on Netflix, I should be able to watch it as soon as it is released.

My verdict :
Well, I'm afraid it turned to be a huge disappointment and easily the weakest movie Jeunet has delivered so far. Sure, there were a couple of decent ideas but most of it was actually really weak. Concerning the story, it might have had some potential but, eventually, it was just too generic and not really interesting after all. And I shouldn't forget to mention that it was supposed to be a comedy but most of the jokes were just terribly lame. At least, Jeunet has always been a visionary film maker, especially visually speaking, and the idea of having him playing around with so much CGI was actually really neat. However, the whole thing looked just not really convincing and was rather ugly so, even in this area, it turned out to be rather disappointing. Finally, the casting was not bad, at least, I won’t blame the actors, but there were probably too many characters involved as none of them was properly developed. In fact, most of these characters were rather obnoxious but, even if it was done on purpose, none of them was either interesting or really entertaining. Eventually, the more I think about it, the less I actually enjoyed the damned thing and, yet, with such a concept, with such a director, it could have been really cool.
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Release date (U.S.) : 2 December 2022

directed by : Sarah Polley

with : Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand

plot : A group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.

Why do I want to see this ?
A new directorial effort from Sarah Polley already sounded quite intriguing but she has managed to gather some of the best actresses at work nowadays so I will definitely check the damned thing whenever I have the opportunity.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6



Release date (U.S.) : 9 December 2022

directed by : Sam Mendes

with : Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones

plot : Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, it is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, unlike virtually everyone else, I wasn't really blown away by '1917'. On the other hand, I have to admit that I didn't have the opportunity to see it in the movie theater when it was released. In fact, it has been a while since Sam Mendes really impressed me (it was probably with 'Revolutionary Road' more than 10 years ago). Still, Mendes is a very strong director, the guy has never made a bad movie and each new directing effort is always a big event.



Release date (U.S.) : 23 November 2022

directed by : Rian Johnson

with : Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Ethan Hawke, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson

plot : Plot unknown

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I wasn't exactly a huge fan of 'Knives Out' (I have to admit that it was still pretty damned enjoyable though) so this sequel should have never been really a priority for me. However, since it will be available on Netflix, I will then check it out as soon as possible.
People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 7



Release date (U.S.) : 11 March 2022

directed by : Domee Shi

with : Sandra Oh

plot : A 13-year-old girl named Mei Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, the concept doesn't seem to be really great and I usually wouldn't add such a seemingly childish animated feature on this list, even if it was made by Pixar. However, since it will be once again released directly for free on Disney+, I will now definitely check it out. I know the Pixar employees hate that Disney keeps making this decision for their movies but, as far as I'm concerned, I think it is really awesome to see their movies right away without even bothering going to the movie theater.

My verdict :
Once again, Pixar didn’t disappoint, that’s for sure and it is impressive how far ahead they are still in the overcrowded CGI animated features market. Sure, the damned thing looked amazing, I wouldn’t expect less from these guys, but it went so much deeper than that. Indeed, even though it might seem at first to be about a girl suddenly turning into a red panda, it was actually about puberty and it was really neat how well they tackled such a tricky subject. Indeed, after watching so many movies, I think I could count on a single hand all the movies which actually managed to do something interesting and/or believable on this topic. In this case, their biggest asset was the main character, Meilin, who was so convincing, so pitch-perfect, I think she was hands-down one of the best characters created by Pixar. I also loved her tight group of friends. Eventually, even though the whole thing was entertaining, they always took these characters and what they were going through seriously and the end-result was just spellbinding to behold.
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Release date (U.S.) : 9 December 2022

directed by : Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson

with : Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Ron Perlman, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson

plot : A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Why do I want to see this ?
Well, it does seem to be another pointless remakes (seriously, how many versions of his story has been made by now?!) but, mixed with del Toro's dark esthetics, it could still turn out to be an interesting watch after all.



Release date (U.S.) : 1 April 2022

directed by : Richard Linklater

with : Zachary Levi, Jack Black

plot : A coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Houston, Texas in the summer of 1969, centered around the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, even though I have tons of respect for Linklater's legacy (I especially loved 'Boyhood' and the 'Before...' trilogy), his movies usually don't end up in this list. Eventually, the main reason I actually added this one is because it will be eventually released on Netflix.

My verdict :
The damned thing turned out to be such a sweet nostalgic vintage slice of life and I thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest, you might wonder if the animation genre was really required to tell this tale since it could have been just as well shot as a standard live-action feature but I think this choice made sense. Indeed, even if we think we have some clear memories from our childhood, it is actually always a heightened recollection of what actually happened and, with animation, there was no better way to convey this surreal feeling. Furthermore, I loved how Linklater looked back into such deep details into his childhood and it is really impressive how he managed to tell this story through the eyes of a young kid. I also really appreciate how he didn’t sugar-coat anything. Indeed, I think it’s pretty obvious that he loved his childhood but he was definitely not shy to show that not everything was perfect, even far from it, but it actually made the whole thing even more interesting to behold.
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Release date (U.S.) : 23 November 2022

directed by : Steven Spielberg

with : Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano

plot : A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though I had a lot of respect for his legacy, I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of Steven Spielberg's work. However, this time around, it does sound like a really intriguing story so I will definitely check it out.
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Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2023

directed by : Martin Scorsese

with : Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lightgow

plot : Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though you might argue that the films Scorsese made with DiCaprio will never reach the level of the classics he made with De Niro, they still delivered some fine movies together and, of course, their 6th collaboration will be another major movie event. On top of that, De Niro will be joining as well so this movie will be definitely a huge event. Unfortunately, it seems that it will be released on Apple TV+ and, since I don't have this streaming platform, I'm not sure when I will be able to watch this one.
People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 0
Release date (U.S.) : 21 July 2023

directed by : Christopher Nolan

with : Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr.

plot : The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though 'Dunkirk' was a huge critical success, I thought it was a solid and very well made WWII feature but, to be honest, not much more than that. As a result, I can't say I'm thrilled by having this master tackling another WWII periode piece. On the other hand, following the 'Tenet' debacle, I'm not sure if I'm ready to watch another massively far-fetched thriller from this guy either. Still, even if I'm not a hardcore fan anymore, Nolan remains easily one of the most interesting and entertaining directors at work nowadays so this movie will definitely be a huge priority for me.
Release date (U.S.) : 30 June 2023

directed by : James Mangold

with : Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones

plot : Plot unknown

Why do I want to see this ?
Of course, like everyone else, I was rather disappointed by the 4th installment and, on top of that, at almost 80 years old, you wonder if Harrison Ford might not be too old for the part. Anyway, out of sheer nostalgia, I will definitely check this (hopefully last) new installment.
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