Lady Bird (November 10)
And where is Ms. Greta in Baumbach’s latest, you ask? Well, she had some shit of her own to take care of – namely, her solo debut as a writer/director. And, unsurprisingly, she put together a hell of a cast: Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan as a rebellious teenager who dreams (as so many do) of moving to New York and showing all those assholes back home what she’s made of, while actor’s-actors Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts appear in supporting roles.
Call Me By Your Name (November 24)
This adaptation of André Aciman’s novel from director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) has been greeted with rapturous notices since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival all the way back in January. (Yes, that was just January. Trump Time sure is something.) As we’re coming to expect, Guadagnino’s latest is a luxurious, sun-soaked piece of work, a coming-of-age (and sex) story that’s reportedly as luminous as it is erotic. Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Michael Stuhlbarg star.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15)
Y’know, just doing our part to shine the spotlight on the lesser-known movies in this very crowded marketplace.
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson / Daniel Day-Lewis Film (December 25)
The last time writer/director Anderson and actor Day-Lewis teamed up, the result was There Will Be Blood – one of the finest movies of our era (recently chosen as the very finest, in fact, by the Times), netting Day-Lewis his second Oscar and nominations for Best Director, Screenplay, and actor for Anderson. We don’t know a whole lot about their latest just yet; there’s not even a title, much less a trailer. But we know it’s set in London’s fashion industry in the 1950s, and we know Day-Lewis intends it to be his final film as an actor. And that’s good enough for us.