The best in film and TV to look forward to right now.
A horror movie featuring Chance the Rapper and distributed by indie-wizards, A24? Bit of a rogue one, but sign us straight up. Now, the trailer doesn’t give much away, but the look and feel is retro video game vibes with blade graphics teasing some of the gruesome deaths. FYI, Chance plays a werewolf and delivery boy, so we can expect some full-moon, pepperoni-laced visuals. Joe Keery from Stranger Things and Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz also star.
Slice will be released later this year.
Gaspar Noé is the undisputed master of trip. From Enter the Void to Irreversible, you can always expect disorientating, head-spinning, nightmarish visuals. And Climax, his latest offering, looks to be no different. Pegged as a sort of dance-laced musical/horror, a French dance troupe are on tour in the States when they consume sangria laced with, er well, something stronger than sangria…
Climax will be released on 21 September 2018.
From the iconic director of Children of Men and Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón is back with what looks to be a cinematically stunning family drama in his first collaboration with Netflix. Shot in black and white, and set in Mexico City in the early 70s, Cuarón explores a multitude of themes, from class, to race, time and love. Watch the trailer and expect top-of-head-to-toes, full-body chills.
Roma will be released in September 2018.
Maika Monroe first came to our attention cutting her teeth in genuine frightfest, It Follows (literally didn’t sleep for 4 days, thanks). But the Cali actress is now is having a go appealing to our more tender sensibilities in quaint rom-com, After Everything. Basic plot? Girl meets boy. Boy gets cancer diagnosis on the very same day. Girl and boy embark on a whirlwind romance, with more than a few bumps along the way.
After Everything will be released on 12 October 2018.
Paul Dano is an underrated indie screen god (hello, Little Miss Sunshine + There Will Be Blood), so naturally his directorial debut was always going to stir a fair amount of excitement. Written with IRL girlfriend, Zoe Kazan, Wildlife is set in 60s Montana and follows a 16-year-old boy who witnesses the disintegration of his parents’ marriage (helmed by Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal). Packed to the brim with shimmering, slow-burning despair and familial tensions.