Happy New Year everyone!! It might be a fresh start for some, but for me (as far as movies are concerned) my busy schedule has meant I’ve missed out on way too many movies!!
Instead of counting down my top ten from 2016, I thought I would list the top ten I’ve missed and want to see. Let me know if you recommend/ don’t advise me to watch!
La La Land
If there’s any 2016 movie that’s been over advertised, I would have to say it’s La La Land; but with raving reviews maybe there’s something in it… a romantic musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land has been hailed the new classic.
How can I call myself a Disney fan without seeing Moana?! The movie tells the story of a spirited teenager who goes out to complete her ancestor’s unfinished quest- I cant WAIT to see it!
Natalie Portman takes on the role of Jackie Kennedy just after her husband President J.F. Kennedy is assassinated. The actress has already gained praise for her part in the biographical drama and with her being an icon of the age, it will no doubt make an appearance at the award shows this year.
Manchester By the Sea
A brooding American drama with Casey Affleck at the helm, Manchester By the Sea tells the story of a man who finds himself the guardian of his nephew.
The Neon Demon
Psychological horrors are definitely my kind of thing, and the Neon Demon has been on my watchlist for yonks. Telling the story of a 16 year-old who moves to LA to pursue her modelling career, her fresh-faced beauty gets her into all sorts of trouble.
I’m a lover of all things sci-fi so when I saw advertisements for Arrival I knew it would be on my watchlist. When 12 gigantic spaceships touch down in various locations, it’s up to Professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) to lead a team that investigates them.
Road trip movies are a dime a dozen in Hollywood, but American Honey seems to look like something extra special. With Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf driving the film, it was recognised at the Cannes Film Festival before being released in the UK in October.
Promotion for this picture was EVERYWHERE towards the end of the year, but sadly I haven’t had a chance to see the movie. The second in my list to feature the lovely Amy Adams, Nocturnal Animals is about an art gallery owner haunted by her ex-husband’s ominous novel. Directed by iconic designer Tom Ford, the movie’s stylised neo-noir theme has me intrigued.
Another movie seeing it’s debut in Cannes, Cafe Society is set in the backdrop of the glamourous 1930s, making way for drama and romance in a Woody Allen movie that looks set to be filled with nostalgic charm.
In a nutshell, Green Room is a punk-themed thriller starring Patrick Stewart. Intrigued? I was too. A band are said to battle a murderous white supremacist group in a remote Oregon roadhouse- if the Guardian gave it 4/5 stars and Rotten Tomatoes 91%, it’s definitely worth a watch (I think!)