A few movies I've been looking forward to, just because of who made them:
- Lost in Translation
- A recently-seen hopeful, Sofia Coppola's second movie is one of my favorites this year, which means so far I'm one-for-one on this list. I know — I'm setting myself up for disappointment.
- Fog of War
- Errol Morris's interview with Robert McNamara is due out around Christmas. In a year with a lot of good documentaries but none that quite measure up to those of Errol Morris, I'm hopeful that the man himself can rectify the situation.
- Coffee Time
- It probably won't play in the U.S., well, ever, except at some festivals next year, but news of a new movie by Hou Hsiao-Hsien is reason enough to be hopeful. This time he stops downplaying the Ozu similarities and jumps fully into an homage, just in time for what would have been the Japanese director's 100th birthday. (This news comes courtesy Cahiers du Cinema, as relayed by Masters of Cinema.) Now if I'd get off my butt and finish my essay about Hou's Good Men, Good Women I could remove that stupid "coming soon" from Errata. Hey, I'm busy.
- I can't honestly say that I'm a fan of Takeshi Kitano having only seen Kikujiro, which I liked but also know is not representative of his violent movies. But Zatôichi made a lot of noise in Toronto recently. I suppose I'm more curious than hopeful.