After the buzz of the Oscars the good/bad movie ratio has certainly swung back in the favour of the bad, with that said there is at least one UK cinema release that I am looking forward to.
Norwegian Wood (Tran Anh Hung)
The adaptation of the huge international best seller by Haruki Murakami, (possibly his most straight forward work compared to the likes of the The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle or Kafka on the Shore), by Tran Anh Hung has been met with a mixed bag of reviews, although all were knocked out by Ping Bin Lee's photography and Johnny Greenwood's score and to be honest, that will be enough for me, but the prospect of Hung meets Murakami is far too intriguing for me to ignore.
I've been looking forward to Norwegian Wood since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010 and as a big fan of Murakami's work, I'm not so sure if I'll be at an advantage or disadvantage, I think this is one film I won't be able to wait for until it's released on DVD.
Well, that's the lot this week, hopefully things will pick up soon, however over the course of the next couple of months we have all these to look forward to, so there's always hope:
Submarine (Ayoade), Route Irish (K.Loach), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Herzog), Oranges and Sunshine (J.Loach), Source Code (Jones), Meek's Cutoff (Reichardt), Sparrow (To), 13 Assassins (Mike), La Quattro Volte (Frammartino) and, hopefully at some point this year, The Tree of Life (Malick)
That's all for now, are there any future releases I've missed and should keep an eye out for?