Aside from the actual film, one of my favourite parts of going to the Cinema is looking through the trailers for the films coming out soon. There are some wonderful stories being told and it gets me excited. So excited, I wanted to share three films coming out this winter you need to make time for and make the trip to the cinema.
I will admit, I haven’t read the book and have to say while it is on my wish list, I don’t think I will get a chance to read it anytime soon. Saying that it was the trailer to the film which brought it back on my radar. The Goldfinch, looks phenomenal. It stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Sarah Paulson. The story follows a boy whose mother is killed in an accident that takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and how he copes after being adopted by a wealthy family. It is intense, emotional and challenging and looks wonderfully cinematic, everything I would expect from a Kidman and Elgort film. It is out now and is the next film I am planning to see at the cinema.
This one we have to wait a fairly long time for but I am giving you plenty of notice so you can bookmark for the landmark film which will be Little Women. Coming out around Christmas time this will be Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book. I have a big soft spot for the book and the original film featuring Winona Ryder as the formidable Jo March so I am excited to see of my favourite female directors and writers take on it. The film will follow the March sisters as they go on their own paths in going from girls to women. Emma Watson plays Meg March, Saoirse Ronan plays Jo March with Timothee Chalamet plays the lovable Teddy Laurence. From the trailer alone, I can already tell Gerwig is going to open this story to a new generation in a beautifully thoughtful empowering way.
I wasn’t sure this would be something that would interest me but after seeing the cast and the reviews from some of my favourite women when it comes to films (Hiya, Helen O’ Hara and Terri White) I decided to give this a watch and was not disappointed. Based on an article in the New York Times it follows Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez who work together at a strip club and their journey after striking up a friendship. It is essentially a love letter to female friendships and how nuanced and complex they can be. Contrary to what you may think, the film doesn’t focus on the sexuality of their jobs as pole dancers. Yes, there are those scenes in there but the focus is on the other aspects of their lives which show them as humans rather than commodities society can depict them as. The film also includes Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart both of whom could have benefited from a deeper storyline but deliver incredible performances (Lili Reinhart delivers the most incredible vomit scene I have seen on film.) Jlo’s performance as Romona is the one that steals the film me. She is just magical to watch and commands just a electric presence on screen. If you haven’t seen Hustlers yet, grab your girls and make a night out of it pronto.
Have you seen The Goldfinch or Hustlers yet? Let me know which films you are looking forward too.