I definitely want to see Control, directed by rock photographer Anton Corbijn. It's a biography of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, an influential post-punk band from Manchester. They were rapidly gaining popularity of the underground sort when Ian hung himself. Bummer, eh? Anyway, he was apparently interesting enough to be the subject of a movie. It doesn't hurt that Samantha Morton plays his wife, nor that I'm a fan of the band.
Other movies caught my eye, some of which I want to see, but not necessarily all. Can you guess?
- Joy Division; A documentary, not sure if it's about the band, or a Nazi prostitution ring...
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Starring one of my favorite actresses, Cate Blanchett
- Sleuth; Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine
- Run, Fat Boy, Run; Feature directorial debut from a guy most popularly known as Ross
- Cassandra's Dream; Woody Allen's latest
- Honeydripper; Directed by John Sayles (it's not about bees, Jen, I checked!)
- Lust, Caution; Directed by Ang Lee, who is not trying to persuade the MPAA not to slap this film with an NC-17 rating
- Mad Detective; Directed by Johnnie To, great action/comedy director out of Hong Kong
- Then She Found Me; Feature Directorial debut from Helen Hunt
- No Country for Old Men; Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Tommy Lee Jones
- Nothing Is Private; Directed by Alan Ball of Six Feet Under fame