Okay, it's a brand new year, and with that comes a whole mess of releases coming our way, and I'm sure you've seen lists espousing which movies are must-sees in 2020. My guess is most of the lists that any number of you have read was littered with Marvel or Disney releases which are clearly stating the obvious for most people. What I'd like to do is present choices of movies that aren't necessarily on your radar but should be.
5. Invisible Man
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, it stars Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and tells the tale of Cecila (Moss), who has left a fortune after her husband's death is seemingly now being hunted by someone no one can see. Wannell has a proven track record when it comes to crafting fantastic narratives, and Moss is coming off a tremendous performance in Her Smell. The trailer makes the movie seem far from conventional, which are the roles Moss thrives in. Here's the trailer.
4. Last Night Soho
While we don't have a trailer and it's due to be released until September, Writer/Director Edgar Wright has gained the trust of many cinephiles. The cast is undoubtedly strong (Anna Taylor Joy, Thomasin Mckenzie, and Matt Smith), and Wright seems to be at the top of his game when he's working on thrillers. Baby Driver was certainly a ton of fun and well-received at the box-office, and I imagine history will repeat itself.
3. Guns Akimbo
Any movie that has Daniel Radcliffe doing his best Jason Statham impression is immediately on my radar. While this did screen at TIFF, it will be released to the world in February. I'm sure a trailer is bound to be released soon.
2. The Way Back
Ben Affleck plays a down on his luck former high school star player who is battling demons and is given another chance at life. Perhaps there's a little bit of art imitating life in this one, but this looks great. Warner Brothers certainly have this in a prime spot scheduling wise (March 6th), which should give it a clear path to box-office success. Here's the trailer.
1. The Assistant
Julia Garner and Matthew MacFadyen star is a thriller centered around abuse occurring in the workplace. Writer/ Director Kitty Green rarely disappoints in what could be one of the best thrillers of 2020. There's certainly a ton of buzz as the critics who have seen it already are saying as much. Here's the trailer