By Scott Pukos
This is it. This is the season movie fans wait for. This is when a slew of Oscar contenders fill The Little screens.
Here's a little (wait, I mean, Little) preview of some of these future award contenders coming to East Ave. First, a few important things to note! These are very much subject to change. Release dates are often changed in the fall/winter, so don't be surprised if this list looks different in a week or two. Also, this is not a complete list. If you don't see the movie you've been waiting to see, don't worry, there's still hope! Unless that movie is Star Wars. We're not getting that one.
If you want to know the best way to know changes to this list, reading The Little's e-newsletter is a good start! The lineup is also located at thelittle.org directly below today's showtimes. Following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is also a smart play. All the below titles have hyperlinks to trailers. Enjoy!
Nov. 10: Wonderstruck
Based on the novel that I immediately added to my Goodreads list, this story follows two children in separate eras as they seek the same mysterious connection.
Nov. 10: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Director Yorgos Lanthimos likes his humor dark, really dark. 2016's weird, kind of brilliant The Lobster messed with my head in the best of ways, and this follow up -- also starring Colin Farrell -- promises to do the same.
Nov. 11: Sylvio
Here's the ultimate chance to support a truly indie film. Technically, this opened Tuesday (Nov. 7), but this is the day the extra showtimes kick in. Sylvio is the type of gloriously odd and innovative film that I love seeing at The Little. It's sweet, and it's co-director used to call Rochester home! I'd go as far to say it's inspirational too, especially for aspiring artists and creative types.
Nov. 22: Lady Bird
With its first 92 reviews in, Lady Bird holds a perfect 100-percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Even if you're not a fan of the site, that's impressive. We will be hearing from this one, along with director Greta Gerwig, come Oscar time. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, The Grand Budapest Hotel) stars as the title character, and Manchester By The Sea's Lucas Hedges appears as a supporting character.
Nov. 24: Novitiate
Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) stars as a young woman drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life as a nun.
Dec. 8: The Disaster Artist
"Oh, hi Mark." Finally the Tommy Wiseau/The Room film we deserve! Also, I'm reading your mind on this one. Yes, we're hoping to screen The Room again as well.
Dec. 22: The Shape of Water
An almost fairy tale-esque plot told through a Guillermo del Toro lens. Like the others on this list, this one has received a ton of buzz, along with stellar reviews.
Dec. 22: Darkest Hour
Man, Gary Oldman is good. From the looks of this, he becomes Winston Churchill. I'm always up for witnessing an acting tour de force!
TBD: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
We originally had this slated to open this week, but it was pushed back. Do not fear, this is still destined for The Little. Out of all the trailers I posted, this is my favorite. Plus, can you really go wrong with France McDormand as your star and Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) as your director?