By Scott Pukos
"Award Season" is here, and The Little has a super stellar lineup of films arriving in the upcoming month. Here's a little preview for you -- click the title for more info and a trailer!
Nov. 18: Moonlight. "A stunning American masterpiece." "One of the best films of the decade." "A story that needed to be told and is achingly beautiful every step of the way." Those are all from recent Moonlight reviews, so, yeah, we'll be seeing Barry Jenkins' film come Oscar time.
Nov. 18: Gimme Danger. Jim Jarmusch's documentary on punk rock legends, The Stooges. Literally rock on.
Nov. 23: Allied. The trailer reminds me of a very interesting mixture of Phoenix and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. War, espionage, Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, this one has it all.
Nov. 23: Loving. Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in 1958 Virginia for getting married. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton star in Jeff Nichols' film.
Dec. 2: The Handmaiden. Using a Victorian crime novel as inspiration, director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) presents the story of handmaiden with a hidden agenda.
Dec. 9: Manchester By The Sea. The Times says it's "perhaps the most emotionally intelligent film you will see this year." This is one where it's best to know as little about the story as possible before seeing it, so we won't ruin the plot. Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) star in the Kenneth Lonergan film.
Dec. 9: Nocturnal Animals. Based on the clever novel within a novel, Tony and Susan, Amy Adams plays a art gallery manager who recieves a mysterious, and potentially dangerous, transcript from her first husband (Jake Gyllenhaal). Michael Shannon rounds out a solid cast.
Dec. 21: Lion. A five-year-old boy who got lost thousands of miles from home look to find his family 25 years later. Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman star.
These are all subject to change, and of course, more films could be added in this time. Want to see a movie that's not on this list? Let me know, and I'll see what we can do!