Since I already wrote a post about my favorite movies of 2015, I thought I might highlight some of the lesser-known films to look forward to in 2016.
March 4: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Being a huge 30 Rock fan, I will watch anything Tina Fey is in. Her next film is a dark comedy in which Fey plays a journalist stationed in Pakistan and Afghanistan during the 2000’s, and she becomes immersed in the ex-pat social scenes as well as active battle scenes. This film looks like a solid comedy that packs a punch.
March 11: The Lobster
This film is the story of a dystopian society in which single people have 45 days to find a mate or they will be turned into an animal. A bizarre and frightening comedy that stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, it will surely make audience members reexamine modern relationships and dating.
April 15: Green Room
The buzz around this film has been deafening ever since it premiered, and I have been eagerly awaiting its release. When a punk band gets stuck in a secluded venue after witnessing a crime, they have to battle a gang of dangerous white supremacists led by Patrick Stewart. Director Jeremy Saulnier expertly weaves the characters into unpredictable moments, all the while subverting audience expectations until the credits roll.
November 25: The Founder
Michael Keaton has been on a major roll the last couple years, and his next film is sure to be another hit. In The Founder he plays Ray Kroc, the businessman whose acquisition of McDonalds led to it growing from a small Southern California hamburger restaurant to the worlds’ best-known franchise. Written in the style of The Social Network, it is sure to be a fast-paced insight into the building a global empire.
Date TBA : Julieta
Pedro Almodóvar is back and his twentieth feature spans 30 years in the life of a woman named Julieta, played by two different actresses at two times in her life. The film has been described as being about “a woman in trouble,” and knowing Almodóvar, a melodramatic film featuring a tragic heroine is sure to be a slam-dunk.
Date TBA : It’s Only the End of the World
My favorite director, Xavier Dolan is releasing his sixth feature film this year. And he’s only 26 years old! Featuring a cast of France’s finest actors, a young writer, played by Gaspard Ulliel, returns to his hometown after a decade to announce he is dying. His family, including Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux and Vicent Cassel, aren’t entirely sympathetic. Sure to be chock full of Dolan’s trademark visuals and music, I’m counting down the days until I can see this film.
Date TBA: Florence Foster Jenkins
Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York socialite who made her living as an opera singer without having pitch, rhythm, or tone. A spectacle for audiences who wanted to see her desecrate opera, Jenkins remained convinced of her own talent and even played Carnegie Hall in 1944. Meryl Streep will bring Jenkins to life in 2016’s most cringe-worthy biopic.
My name is Nic Morden and I am a member service representative at the Wallingford branch and an intern with the marketing department. I started with Verity in early 2015 and although I am new to the credit union industry, it feels like a great fit! I graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a degree in theater and in my spare time I am a managing producer and actor at my theater company, The Horse in Motion. My theater company particularly focuses on experimental processes and spaces to deconstruct classic works of theater. I find the combination of working full time at Verity during the day and creating theater in the evenings to be surprisingly complementary and incredibly fulfilling. I also love seeing films, jogging and spending time with my roommates in whatever time I have left.