Wednesday, August 12, 2015

6 Off My Head - Legends of the Fall Fest Season

The New York Film Festival has announced its Main Slate today, and while this isn't everything they'll be showing -- they will still announce the smaller docs and so forth -- it is EVERYTHING, if you catch my drift. You can read the whole list over at The Playlist, but I figured I'd focus in on the five... no make that six movies that are making this everything so much of my everything everything. 

Carol by Todd Haynes -- Yeah, duh. I've only been posting about wanting to see this movie since 2006 when I first read Patricia Highsmith's book The Price of Salt -- in fact I said in that 2006 post that the character of Carol should be played by Cate Blanchett, a full six years before Cate Blanchett singed on to play the part of Carol. CLEARLY this happened because of me. You are all welcome!

Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg -- I really wasn't all that bowled over by the trailer for this movie and I'm not the world's biggest fan of Tom Hanks or spy movies in general, so why do I care? I care because I have spent YEARS of my life waiting to be in a room with Steven Spielberg and I somehow MISSED him when he presented Lincoln at NYFF a couple of years ago and this is my chance and I will not mess it up this time dammit! He and I will ride on the backs of velociraptors into the sunset!

The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos -- Yanthimos' two previous films Dogtooth and Alps both made my favorite movie lists for their respective years, and this time's he's speaking English and putting Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in front of me in a nonsense story about people being transformed into animals - what, you think I'm rubber? I am glue and The Lobster is stuck to me, yo.

The Assassin by Hou Hsiao-hsien -- The only movie of Hou's that I have seen is Flight of the Red Balloon (the power of La Binoche compels me) and I know I've got to right that, so why not start with this rapturously received wuxia starring the rapturously gorgeous Chang Chen?

Steve Jobs by Danny Boyle -- Honestly I could give a shit about Steve Jobs as a person, and Aaron Sorkin gives me hives, but the trailer was really exciting and... well. You know. Fassy. FASSSSSSSSSSSY. And if Kate Winslet shows up on the red carpet and stands in front of me I promise you I will poop my pants. I promise it. (Sorry, Kate.) (Sorry, everybody else.)

Microbe & Gasoline by Michel Gondry -- It's been a rough couple of years for me and my Gondry adoration (I was nearly done in by getting stuck on that bus with those insufferable brats in The We and the I) but I hold out hope, every time, I can't help it - this man made Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, people. Show some goddamned respect.

1 comment:

Laurbinky said...

This is the first time in a long time I've been feeling excited about movies that are coming out (Hello, Hateful Eight) but I cannot afford to hit the theaters as I'd like. I'm gonna have to choose, and it's going to be hard. I love Highsmith and want to see 'Carol' so bad, but.....HATEFUL EIGHT! Grrr.