Right now, however, is awards season – which ties into a war currently raging in Flickering Myth’s opinion pieces: can a film be ‘objectively’ good?
It’s not an easy one to answer, but many different institutions try. The Directors Guild of America awarded Damien Chazelle’s La La Land Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film last weekend, while BAFTA will be honouring Mel Brooks with a Fellowship tonight. Some even retrospectively go back to argue choices, with Graeme Robertson believing JFK should’ve been awarded the Best Picture Oscar over Silence of the Lambs in 1991.
Jack Nicholson must think an English-language version of the Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann a good idea, though. He’s reportedly coming out of a seven year acting hiatus to star in it.
Best Actor Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey will star in Harmony Korine’s stoner comedy The Beach Bum. I have no idea what a stone comedy directed by Harmony Korine will look like. While Best Director Oscar winner Darren Aronofsky’s new movie Mother! will be released in October. It stars Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.
Mother! actually takes the place of Paramount’s Friday the 13th remake, and World War Z 2 has been pushed back to 2018/19 – unsurprising as it still doesn’t have a script. John Carpenter isn’t undeterred by Jason’s delay, though. He’s rebooting Halloween with David Gordon Green and Danny McBridge for a October, 2018 release.
But what horror films can I watch in the cinema RIGHT NOW? Why not Resident Evil 127 (or whatever number it’s up to) – which you should complement with Luke Owen’s defensive retrospective of the franchise. Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is looking to turn the perception of video game movies around, with set photos revealing the first look at her as Lara Croft this week.
It was a set photo that also offered the first look at Black Panther’s potential villain, Ulysses Klaue. Josh Brolin needs no such spying images to reveal plot details. He much prefers to accidentally reveal Benicio Del Toro in Avengers: Infinity War (most likely as The Collector) via an Instagram video…and then delete the post.
Marvel finally seem to be taking their villains more seriously, with Supreme Leader Kevin Feige describing Thanos as Infinity War’s main character. But to play us out, we have the first behind-the-scenes video of that epic crossover movie’s production, which began this week.
It opens with Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland and Chris Pratt standing and talking. That’s Iron Man, Spider-Man and Star-Lord. Together. Onscreen. And Thanos is the ‘main character’. Marvel are awesome.
May the Movies be with you.
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