Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Loving and A Monster Calls (NEW) Trailers

Jeff Nichols continues to impress audiences film after film. Credited with successes such as Take Shelter, Mud and this year's Midnight Special, the writer/director returns again in 2016 with the Oscar hopeful and Cannes Festival entrant, Loving. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star as Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose love and marriage is put to the ultimate test in 1958 Virginia. Early reviews have been very strong and many prognosticators can envision the film as a Best Picture finalist. Nichols deserves more recognition as a filmmaker and after a first-look at Loving's powerful true story, he may finally receive it during this year's awards season run.

J.A. Bayona is another filmmaker whose climbing up to that next tier of directors. Bayona's 2012 overlooked masterpiece, The Impossible, is one of the finest films of the decade. And after viewing the debut trailer from his upcoming imaginative adaptation, A Monster Calls, I've found another film I can't wait to catch this year. Newcomer Lewis MacDougall stars as a boy named Connor who enlists the help of a tree monster (voice of Liam Neeson) to cope with his mother's (Felicity Jones) terminal illness. The book was a best-seller and Bayona's vision is guaranteed to help bring this moving spectacle to life. You just have to watch the trailer for yourself, catch A Monster Calls below.