W MAGAZINE: The Movie Issue by Craig McDean

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Mo: Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Viggo Mortensen, Adam Driver, Michelle Williams, Joel Edgerton, Mahershala Ali, Nicole Kidman, Chris Pine, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Felicity Jones, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Dev Patel, Hailee Steinfeld, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, Greta Gerwig, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Dakota Fanning, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Bening, and Joel Edgerton

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Ph: Craig McDean

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CINEMA: Must-See Films for December

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in Damien Chazelle's La La Land, in theatres December 16th. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, in theatres December 16th.

December, a Good Month for Movies

Paper has published a list of unmissable films for December. It’s actually a good, well-rounded list. New offering from Jim Jarmusch (starring Adam Driver, no less)? A movie about Neruda? A couple of horror films? Sign us up.

Adam Driver stars in Paterson, which finds its way to theatres December 28th. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
Adam Driver stars in Paterson, which finds its way to theatres December 28th.

We’ve already seen and loved Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta. We’ve also seen I, Daniel Blake and found it to be one of those movies you’re sort of required to like, to prove you have a conscience (It was a bit heavy handed, maybe?). La La Land is getting good word of mouth, but we’d definitely see it anyway.

Films for December

  1. Paterson: Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey—they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
    Director
    Jim Jarmusch
    Writers
    Jim Jarmusch
    Actors
    Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cliff Smith, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagasi
  2. Julieta: Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart.
    Director
    Pedro Almodovar
    Actors
    Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma
  3. The Eyes of My Mother: In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions evoke its protagonist’s isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview. Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.
    Director
    Nicolas Pesce
    Writers
    Nicolas Pesce
    Actors
    Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Flora Diaz, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong, Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond
  4. I, Daniel Blake: A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
    Director
    Ken Loach
    Writers
    Paul Laverty
    Actors
    Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
  5. Neruda: Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom.
    Gael García Bernal stars in Neruda, which plays in cinemas starting December 16th. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
    Gael García Bernal stars in Neruda, which plays in cinemas starting December 16th.

    Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.

    Director
    Pablo Larraín
    Writers
    Guillermo Calderón
    Actors
    Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán
  6. A Monster Calls: A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
    Director
    Juan Antonio Bayona
    Writers
    Patrick Ness, based on his novel A Monster Calls
    Actors
    Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver
  7. Miss Sloane: In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win.
    Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, in theatres on December 9th. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
    Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, in theatres on December 9th.

    But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

    Director
    John Madden
    Writers
    Jonny Perera
    Actors
    Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stulbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston, John Lithgow
  8. La La Land: Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
    Director
    Damien Chazelle
    Writers
    Damien Chazelle
    Actors
    Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Pence
  9. The Autopsy of Jane Doe: Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.
    Director
    Andre Ovredal
    Writers
    Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing
    Actors
    Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond

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69th Cannes Film Festival, 2016

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