by IFC member, Andrew Davis
Here’s IFC’s guide to new films that will soon be released in theaters! You don’t want to miss these outstanding flicks!
12 Years A Slave
Release Date: October 18th, 2013 (limited)
Director: Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame)
Starring: Chiwetal Ejoifer, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt
Why To See It: Although he’s more of a familiar name in the independent circuit, Steve McQueen has proven himself a bold and precise creator of sensitive content. Due to the limited release, most of us will have to wait to see 12 Years A Slave for some time, but there’s almost no doubt in my mind that it will satisfy on all levels as critics are already calling it the definitive film on American slavery. In addition to the talented individuals listed above,12 Years A Slave also features the acting abilities of Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Check out the trailer!
The Wolf of Wall Street
Release Date: November 15th, 2013
Director: Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Departed)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey)
Why To See It: Scorsese has crafted a new classic at least once a decade since the 1970’s and there’s no signs of him losing his touch anytime soon. Watch the trailer!
Inside Llewyn Davis
Release Date: December 20th, 2013
Director: Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo)
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake
Why To See It: The Coen Brothers are two of the most consistently talented people working in Hollywood today. Not only are they visual masterminds, but time and time again they’ve shown their aptitude for creating unique characters that have their own set of ridiculously believable vocabularies. Check out the trailer!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Release Date: December 25th, 2013
Director: Ben Stiller (Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Tropic Thunder)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott
Why To See It: One thing is clear from the trailer alone: Ben Stiller is going to show off his directing chops in a big way. Furthermore, it seems that Stiller is (hopefully) going to give us a touching, innovative, and artistically driven treat for moviegoers that have suffered through a year of White House Down’s and World War Z’s. Watch the trailer!
Release Date: January 10th, 2014
Director: Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansen, Amy Adams
Why To See It: Joaquin Phoenix’s acting abilities are reason enough to see any movie. But couple that with an interesting take on romance as well as the art direction Her offers and audiences should be in for a great film to kick off 2014. Check out the trailer!