review). Emily Blunt in the leading role is another reason to look forward to this film.
I have even more expectation for the "Handmaiden" which will start on October 21. Korean director Chan-Wok Park translated a novel by the British author Sarah Waters into a Korean environment with a Korean cast. I have read 2 books by Waters and liked them because of their intensity and their psychological depths (here my reviews Affinity Paying Guests ) I am also a fan of the Korean movie maker who already had delivered at least 2 cinematic masterpieces: "Old Boy" & "Stoker (my review Stoker ). In my opinion belongs Park to a league of visual masters like Kubrick, Lars von Trier & Paul Thomas Anderson.
I can`t wait to see "Arrival" which is scheduled for November. The film is again based on a story by Ted Chiang which I loved to read: "The Story of your Life". The American/Chinese writer is my favorite science fiction author because he translates
pure science into plausible but nevertheless entertaining fiction.
In"Story of Your Life" - which won the 2000 Nebula Award for Best
Novella as well as the 1999 Sturgeon - suddenly aliens arrive on the
earth. The military is unsure if the visit is friendly or not and
doesn`t know how to deal with the extraterrestrial. They recruit a
female scientist, a professor for linguistics(!), who gets the order to
decipher the alien´s language in order to communicate with the visitor
and & to find out what they intend. I am really curious how director Denis Villeneuve transformed this story into a big Hollywood movie. I am also looking forward to see the awesome Amy Adams again whom I had enjoyed in "The Master", "American Hustle" and other movies.
And there are more movies I am curious to see, for instance the "The Accountant" (start October 14 imdb). The story line looks inspiring and the film has Ben Affleck in a leading role, who usually shows a good taste in choosing his roles. The movie "Nocturnal Animals" (November) also could be interesting and I am waiting for "Elle" (November) with the French cinema icon Isabelle Hubert in the leading role. Director Paul Verhoeven has a very eclectic oeuvre, mixing erotica with science fiction action:"Turkish Delight", "Total Recall", "Robocop" "Basic Instinct". An interesting team!