Sundance is currently underway so I have put together a list of some of the films I think we will love from this year’s festival.
Sundance 2018 is here and it is one of the finest film festivals in the world. Unfortunately, Sundance festival is one that Moviehooker doesn’t cover…yet. I am sure I will get to see the majority of these films as they play in different festivals. So, just by checking out this year’s programme, I already know there is a lot to look forward to.
I also realise that there are many other great films playing at this year’s festival. This list is of the films that caught my attention straight away. I may have to write another one as there is so much awesomeness playing.
The reviews have been exceptional since it had its premiere at Sundance. Starring Nicolas Cage, Mandy has been described as a psychedelic revenge movie. The word on the street is that this is Cage’s craziest performance in a long time.
Nic Cage plays a man called, Red. It’s 1983 and life is good..that’s until a cult arrives at their home destroying everything in sight. Red, snaps and decides to get revenge on the cult who destroyed his home.
I read an article, only this morning that stated that Holiday is going to be one of the most disturbing films to come out this year’s festival.
Not a lot is known about the plot other than it is about a woman who is love with a cruel drug lord. Bad stuff happens when she breaks the drug kingpin’s code of honour. Judging by the image, things are going to get very bloody.
I am looking forward to this now…I am intrigued.
DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR BY FOOT
Directed by Gus Van Sant, with an all-star cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Jack Black and Rooney Mara.
Based on the true story of an alcoholic man who is left paralysed after a drink and driving accident.
He finds hope and a way to channel his rage though drawing cartoons. This biographical film may be a bit of a tearjerker.
Piercing is the new film from The Eyes Of My Mother director, Nicolas Pesce. The Eyes Of My Mother was a phenomenal directorial debut and still remains one of my favourite horrors from the last few years.
Starring Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska, Piercing is based on a novel written by Ryū Murakami. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name Ryū Murakami, he is the man who wrote Audition, which was then brilliantly adapted for the screen by Takeshi Miike.
From what I can gather from the plot, Abbot plays a man called Reed. He tells his wife that he is going on a business trip. I think Reed may be a serial killer, but I am not sure. He plans to murder someone at this hotel has planned out the whole process. He then meets a call-girl and things start to spiral out of control.
SUMMER OF 84′
Summer of 84′ continues the retro-themed 80’s vibe film/tv shows that seem to be everywhere these days. Films like Super Dark Times, and Turbo Kid or shows like Stranger Things or the recently released German series, Dark.
The new film from the director of the much-loved Turbo Kid, Summer Of 84′ tells the story of a group of teenagers who believe that one of their next-door neighbours is a serial killer known as The Cape May killer.
LORDS OF CHAOS
Based on a crazy true story, Lords Of Chaos could be the most heavy metal film of all time.
Lords Of Chaos is about a Norwegian death metal band called Mayhem. The film follows the crazy antics of two of its members. Black satanic death metal music, and bloody battles.
The film stars Rory Culkin, who I have been really impressed with in his last couple of performances.
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
The new film from Lynne Ramsey, the director of the amazing, yet extremely unsettling, We Need To Talk About Kevin.
Joaquin Phoenix plays a hitman out for revenge after he meets a young girl involved in a sex trafficking operation.
This, no doubt will be one of the best films of the year. Ramsey is a remarkable director and a master of uneasiness. An amazing poster was recently released showing a very pissed-off Phoenix holding a claw-hammer.
The feature-length directorial debut from Ari Aster. Hereditary is a new supernatural horror about a family dealing with the loss of their grandmother. The daughter of the family has always had a strange connection with her grandmother.
Looks like the family inherit some sort of supernatural entity which wreaks havoc forcing them into survival mode.