Two of which happen to feature Mia Wasikowska. Those Aussies - simply bred for good filmmaking.
Release: March 11
Yet another rendition of the Bronte classic, only with an eery air [pun intended] of spiritual darkness in each dimly lit, wide-angle shot.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga
I love the morbidity of the opening shot sequence and the symbolism you know it will play in regard to the rest of the film's redemptive plot line.
Directed by Gus Van Sant
"It's the simple things in life" as the old adage goes, right? If only I'd thought to write an indie screenplay with that very theme and work in a few interconnected characters and plot lines. I mean, it's not like it's been done before or anything. (American Beauty, Happy Go Lucky, Crash...) Still, this one looks pretty adorable.
Directed by Josh Radnor
Frankie and Alice
I recently saw an interview with Halle Berry where she mentioned that she'd fought a number of years to personally produce this film, which I found pretty remarkable and endearing. It takes an introspective look on the saga of a paranoid schizophrenic, where the dueling alter is a white, upper-middle class debutante vying for control over the mind of a black, disco-dancing hussy living amidst the 60s' uproarious Civil Rights Movement. Right up my psychoanalytical ally.
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Not generally my type of movie, but let's face it - whoever thought casting the Albino-looking Ronan as a 14 year old assassin badass was going to make an excellent motion picture is a cinematic clairvoyant ahead of his or her time.
Directed by Joe Wright