The Best of What’s Left: Our Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies for Fall/Winter 2014

Posted: September 17, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Uncategorized

The Oscar season is upon us, and we here at Reel Thinking want to take the time to highlight some of the films being released this fall and winter. Today, Blaine will give his top five list (in no particular order), but be sure to check back soon for John’s top 5 list. Also, sound off in the comments, letting us know what movies you’re looking forward to this fall.

Here are Blaine’s Top 5:

• Big Hero 6: I’m excited to see Disney try their hand at an animated superhero movie––and hopefully capture some of the emotional depth that has made Pixar a household name. It should be a fun, clever, and well-done family movie. I dare you to watch the clip below and tell me you’re not excited too.

• Knight of Cups: My M.A. research agenda focuses on Terrence Malick’s films, and I am predictably excited for the newest entry into his canon. However, Malick is known for taking his time with the post-production process, and it is entirely possible that we will have to wait until 2015 to see it. The only thing we know about the plot at this point is that it’s about “a man, temptations, celebrity, and excess.”

• The Imitation Game: This World War II drama about the man who cracked the allegedly unbreakable Enigma code stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keirra Knightley and could be a dark horse contender for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

• Interstellar: Okay, I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest Christopher Nolan fan, so this made my list mainly out of curiosity. Although it looks fairly preachy (a characteristic I find particularly irksome), I’ll still give it a chance.

• Leviathan: Judging from the trailer, it looks like director Andrei Zvyagintsev is familiar with and fond of Tarkovsky’s work—a prospect that will be a source of excitement for only a certain brand of movie geek. Dark, dense, and deliberately  slow-paced, Leviathan should be the antithesis of every Michael Bay movie ever made (thankfully).

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