From the fifth chapter of Indiana Jones with Harrison Ford still with whip and hat to the new film by Christopher Nolan in the dark laboratories of the atomic bomb. We ask the cinematic 2023 to be able to amaze us again and again. Sam Mendeswhich dedicates its expected to the seventh art Empire of light, he believes it. Here are the 10 films we look forward to the most in 2023, among those whose release in the year is already confirmed.
Babylon by Damien Chazelle
“The bigger the dream, the higher the price” is the claim that heralds Babylonthe new film by Damien Chazelle which promises a spectacle of high ambitions, glittering excesses, sonorous falls, in an age of wanton decadence and depravity in the glittering 1920s Hollywood. A bold and boisterous epic. With a super cast: Brad Pitt, Margot RobbieDiego Calva, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Olivia Wilde.
With Whiplash the 37-year-old from Rhode Island, the youngest to win an Oscar for directing, had bewitched us by sinking into musical obsessions. With La La Land made us dream and dance. Now what to expect from Chazelle? We will know soon!
From January 19 at the cinema.
The spirits of the island – The Banshees of Inisherin by Martin McDonagh
One of the most beautiful films of the Venice Film Festival 2022. And it could not be otherwise: directed by that Martin McDonagh who sagaciously paints bizarre and biting characters. In his resume: In Bruges – The Conscience of the Murderer and Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouriwhich earned him two Golden Globes.
Set on an island of only pastures and evening stouts, off the west coast of Ireland, The spirits of the island follows two longtime friends, Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves in a stalemate when Colm abruptly decides to end their friendship.
From the Lido the film was released with two awards, the Osella for best screenplay at McDonagh and Volpi Cup to Farrell.
From February 2 at the cinema.
Colin Farrell in the movie “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Empire of light by Sam Mendes
Movies, illusions of life. After 1917the Oscar-winning British director for American Beauty returns with a story about human bonds and the movie magic, set in the early 1980s in an English seaside town. In his “empire of light” the actors stand out Olivia Colman, Michael Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones.
Colman is Hilary, a woman who runs an old cinema and has to deal with her mental health, Ward is Stephen, a new employee who dreams Of escape from the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Both find meaning Of belonging through their sweet and unlikely relationship, and experience the healing power of music, film and community.
From February 23 at the cinema.
Next Goal Wins by Taika Waititi
After Nazism in a satirical key, the whimsical New Zealand director Taika Waititi Of Jojo Rabbit engages with a true story of sport. Based on the 2014 documentary of the same name, the film follows American Samoa’s soccer team, who suffered their worst World Cup defeat in history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001. At the 2014 World Cup, the team recruits a hapless and maverick coach, the Dutchman Thomas Rongen to help turn their fortunes around. He plays it none other than… Michael Fassbender.
From April 20 at the cinema.
Michael Fassbender in the film “Next Goal Wins”
Indiana Jones and the wheel of fate by James Mangold
After fifteen years Harrison FordThe still-fit octogenarian returns to the iconic role of adventurer archaeologist Indiana Jones for the fifth installment of the franchise. In the background the space race of 1969, in the head-to-head between the Soviet Union and the USA. Ford finds himself against the villain par excellence, Mads Mikkelsen (who replaced Johnny Depp as the dangerous wizard Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3). Among friends, however, Antonio Banderas.
From June 30th at the cinema.
Barbie by Greta Gerwig
Here is the unmissable and hilarious opportunity to see Ryan Gosling with platinum blonde hair and patinated pecs highlighted in a fuchsia world like Ken from Barbie, the famous Marvel doll. His blonde and smiling partner? Margot Robbie.
At the script there are the two wives and screenwriters with an ironic and witty pen Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (only she directs).
From July 20 at the cinema.
Ryan Gosling in the movie “Barbie”
Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan
Every new film by Christopher Nolan generates an obsequious anticipation as one does in the presence of a royal state visit. Nomen omen, Oppenheimer is centered on the US physicist J.Robert Oppenheimer intent on working at Los Alamos National Laboratory during the Manhattan Project, father of the atomic bomb. He plays it Cillian Murphyfresh from the success of the TV series Peaky Blinders. And here too a large cast around him: Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh. May summer come soon…
From 20 July 2023 in cinemas with Universal Pictures.
Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese
The first western of Martin Scorsese, which co-writer Eric Roth describes as “like nothing I’ve ever seen before”. And what’s more with the actors dear to good Martin together, Robert DeNiro the tenth collaboration with the New York director e Leonardo Dicaprio at the sixth.
Set in 1920s Oklahoma, Apple original film, Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the murder of several Native American members of the Osage Nation, an area rich in oil settlements; a mysterious series of brutal crimes that became known as the “Osage Reign of Terror”.
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Ferrari by Michael Mann
Adam Driver he took pleasure in putting on illustrious men of Italian know-how and, after playing Maurizio Gucci in House of Guccihere he is in the role of Enzo Ferrari, the unshakeable Drake of Maranello. Next to him there is no longer Lady Gaga but another great lady, Penélope Cruzin the role of Laura Ferrari.
Michael Mann, the director of Collateral and Public Enemies – Public Enemies, takes us to the roads and circuits of Italy to tell the story. It focuses on the summer of 1957, when the company built from scratch ten years earlier is in crisis. Ferrari decides to make up the losses by betting everything on a car race that would have covered the whole of Italy for 1000 miles: the legendary One thousand miles.
Patrick Dempsey and Shailene Woodley also star.
Dunes – Part 2 by Denis Villeneuve
We had remained there, in the future, on the planet of Arrakis, among its inhospitable sands in the struggle between evil forces for the conquest of the Spice, a raw material capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential.
The film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi colossus continues his challenge and brings us back Timothee Chalamet who, as heir to House Atreides, meets his destiny as the chosen one, embracing its power to change the universe.
In the fall at the cinema.