Another Year (UK, 2010)
Release Date (Poland): 18th February 2011
Release Date (worldwide): 15th May 2010
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, David Bradley, Imelda Staunton
Plot: (from IMDb)
A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.
Mike Leigh and good reviews are enough to get my but out of the house I think *grin*
127 Hours (UK/USA, 2010)
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
I’m curious what Danny Boyle is going to come up with now - post-Slumdog that is. The script is co-written by Simon Beaufoy, which is always a good sign *grin* And James Franco has received a lot of hype for the film.
On the other hand, the trailer and clips I’ve seen do absolutely nothing for me :]
Restrepo (USA, 2010)
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
This has won a lot of awards at festivals, it’s on a topic I’m very interested in and Kin has recommended it to me - what else could I want? ;) So even though this is a documentary, it’s the film I’m most excited for amongst the February releases.
The Kids Are All Right (USA, 2010)
A married lesbian couple deals with their kids –conceived by artificial insemination — when they bring their birth father into their lives.
This looks amusing and I’m looking forward to Julianne Moore :)
Winter’s Bone (USA, 2010)
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
It won Sundance and the female lead has received a lot of hype (she’s nominated for an Oscar!). And she does look awesome on the trailer :)
The plot doesn’t sound all that appealing, but reviews suggest that it’s a much more complex film than what it might sound like.
Other Films for Consideration
- London Boulevard (USA/UK, 2010)
This has a great cast - Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Jamie Campbell Bower, Ben Chaplin… But the plot and the trailer totally put me off.