Top Films for January

I have just reflected on the movies I want to see throughout 2019, but now it’s time to return to my usual monthly movie preview – and here are the films I’m most excited to see this January:

The Favourite

You’ve probably heard a lot about The Favourite as it has been receiving a lot of hype since its premiere in Venice (where I was lucky to see it – read my review here). It is a period drama like no other and features three top performances from Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as warring cousins trying to become her favourite. In cinemas now.

Colette

Keira Knightley seems to be quite the Marmite actress but she’s really, really good in Colette so I would urge you to check it out. The story is also amazing – she plays the French writer Colette, whose husband Willy (Dominic West) took credit for her first four novels. The film follows their marriage and her fight to reclaim what’s hers. You can read my review here. Released: 9th January

 

Stan And Ollie

I saw this comedy-drama when it closed the London Film Festival (you can read my review here). It is such a charming and lovely piece of work charting the later years of Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly)’s careers as a comedy duo. Definitely worth checking out. Released: 11th January

Glass

M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest movie is a crossover event, bringing together the characters from Unbreakable and Split, with castmembers Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy all returning. I’m intrigued to see what happens when these characters are thrown together. I’m hoping for good things. Released: 18th January

 

Mary Queen of Scots

This period drama charts the fight for power between Scotland’s Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) and her cousin, England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). It’s a very interesting, empowering piece and I’m shocked Ronan hasn’t been recognised for her powerhouse performance. Review coming soon. Released: 18th January

Second Act

I love me a romcom and this one sounds even better because it stars both Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia (love him!) Lopez stars as a woman who gets a second chance at a high-flying career when she fakes a resume. Not convinced by the plot but I’ll definitely be checking this out. Released: 25th January

Vice

Christian Bale has gained an unreal amount of weight once again to portray Dick Cheney, the Vice President to George W. Bush, in this biopic, which also stars Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell. I’ve heard mixed things about this but I still want to check it out, especially considering all the Golden Globe nominations it has received. Released: 25th January

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