Hollywood has been leaving the audiences spoilt for choice with some ground-breaking films that do more than just entertain. The exponential growth in films released amidst the changing face of traditional cinema goes to show why Hollywood will always have the lead. With a long year ahead and some great films gearing up for their releases.
Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: A heartfelt origin tale of Marvel’s first Asian superhero Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), the film traces his complex relationship with his dysfunctional family and true calling.
The Father: Anthony’s (Hopkins) reluctance to be looked after by a carer, makes him increasingly vulnerable to the tricks that his mind plays on him. Writer-director Florian Zeller takes us on a chilling ride into Anthony’s volatile world, as he struggles to come to terms with the reality of his mental health condition that has blurred the lines between his past, present, and future.
Cruella: Prequel to Disney’s live-action film ‘101 Dalmatians,’ ‘Cruella’ tracks back the origins of Cruella De Vil (Emma Stone). After ending up an orphan on the streets of London, a 12-year-old Estella teams up with thieving novices Jasper (Joel Fry) and Horace (Paul Walter Hauser). A decade later, when she accidentally makes the signature piece for an up-and-coming rock star, she catches the eye of the fashion world and becomes a force to reckon with as Cruella De Vil.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It- Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren are up against one of the evilest and demonic forces, who will stop at nothing to accomplish its unholy mission. Fighting this evil entity could take everything they have.
Minari: Minari is a semi-autobiographical take on writer and director Lee Isaac Chung’s life in a family of Korean immigrants in Arkansas in the 1980s. The story follows the Yi family — father (Steven Yeun), mother, their two children, and grandmother — who move to Arkansas where the dad decides to become a farmer. His former job as a chicken sexer doesn’t pay him much.
Nomadland: Following the death of her husband and losing her livelihood to the Great Recession, Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman in her 60’s, converts her RV van into her home and opts for a nomadic life. She wanders through the vast expanses of the US, taking up seasonal low-wage jobs to sustain her minimalistic lifestyle. Along the way, she encounters fellow aging itinerants for whom; the indefinite journey isn’t an escape but a way back to hope and healing.
Judas And The Black Messiah: A petty car thief Bill O’Neal becomes an FBI informant and agrees to infiltrate a black revolutionary party called ‘The Black Panthers,’ in exchange for his freedom. But will he come out unscathed from the consequences of his actions, at a time when white supremacy and police action against the black revolutionaries was at its peak, in the late-1960s Chicago?
The Green Knight: King Arthur’s headstrong nephew embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant who appears at Camelot. Risking his head, he sets off on an epic adventure to prove himself before his family and court.