|Killers of the Flower Moon
|Untitled David O. Russell Project
(20th Century Studios)
|A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg’s own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen (IMDB)||Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover (IMDB)||Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood. (IMDB)||Plot details kept under wraps. (IMDB)||New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood (IMDB)|
|Empire of Light
|Bones and All
|Follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies (IMDB)||Plot unknown. Described as a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s. (IMDB)||A group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men. (IMDB)||The film will be a Victorian tale of love, discovery and scientific daring, Poor Things tells the incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist. (IMDB)||Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society (IMDB)|
* not eligible for WGA
How I did with nomination predictions: 9/10 (missed Drive My Car – had tick…tick… Boom! instead)
Predicted CODA correctly
On the radar:
Everything Everywhere All At Once (Searchlight Pictures) An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert direct.
Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Brothers) – A 1950’s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets. Olivia Wilde directs.
Disappointment Blvd (A24) – A decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. Ari Aster directs.
The Whale (A24) – A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption. Darren Aronofsky directs.
Armageddon Time (Focus Features) – A coming-of-age story about growing up in Queens in the 1980s. James Gray directs.
Bardo (?) Plot unknown. The film explores the political and social modernity of Mexico. Alejandro G. Iñárritu directs.
The Son (Sony Pictures Classics) – Peter as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas. Florian Zeller directs.
Nope (Universal Pictures) – The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery. Jordan Peele directs.
Asteroid City (TBD) Plot unknown. Rumored to be a love story set in Europe. Wes Anderson directs.
Rustin (Netflix) Gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March on Washington. George C. Wolfe directs.
Avatar 2 (20th Century/Disney) Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet. James Cameron directs.
Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple) A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter. Cooper Raiff directs.
Till (MGM/United Artists) – The story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son. Chinonye Chukwu directs.
Elvis (Warner Brothers) A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley. Baz Luhrmann directs.