Top Films for January

It’s not just the start of a new month this time – it’s also the start of a new year! For this special version of my monthly movie preview, I look at what’s due for release in the UK in January 2018.

Here are my top recommendations:

Molly’s Game

I love Jessica Chastain in everything she does and Molly’s Game is no exception. This time she teams up with Aaron Sorkin (in his directorial debut) to tell the true story of Molly Bloom, who ran an exclusive high-stakes poker game that was attended by celebrities, industry titans and power figures – until it all came crashing down over her links to the Russian mob. Riveting stuff. Read my review here. In cinemas now.

All the Money in the World

We probably know more about this thanks to director Ridley Scott cutting Kevin Spacey out of the movie following the allegations about him and replacing him with Christopher Plummer. Despite that, the movie actually looks really exciting and interesting – it is about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and also stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg. Released: 5th January

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman looks set for an Oscar nomination for his transformation into Winston Churchill in this biographical war drama, which charts his early days as Prime Minister and him deciding whether to negotiate with Hitler during the start of World War II. The subject matter doesn’t entirely float my boat but I’ve got to check out Oldman’s performance. Released: 12th January

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

I saw Three Billboards at the London Film Festival in October and it became one of my favourites. The movie is dark, witty and very funny – exactly what you’d expect from In Bruges’ Martin McDonagh – and with excellent performances by Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Read my review here. Released: 12th January

Coco

Pixar’s latest animation was released in America aaaages ago so I’m glad we finally get to see what all the fuss is about. Coco is about a boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead and he must seek help from his deceased ancestor to help him get home. I’m sure I will love it. Released: 19th January

The Post

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks AND Steven Spielberg, together in one movie?! Take my money now! I love all these guys individually and I also enjoy a good journalism drama so this has my name all over it. This drama covers the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which detailed the US Government’s involvement in the Vietnam War, in The Washington Post and The New York Times back in the 70s. Gripping stuff, I imagine. Released: 19th January

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