The 2018 comes loaded with very interesting releases, but especially highlights its start with a box office dominated by women. The season of prizes arrives and with her very awaited films that are released during the months of January, February and March, productions carried out by women.
Molly’s Game (25 December 2017)
Jessica Chastain plays a skier with Olympic aspirations, who is forced to abandon her promising career by a serious injury. After postponing her law studies, Molly accepts a job that demands a similar discipline: to take the world’s most exclusive clandestine poker game of big bets. The fortunes of Hollywood royalty, sports stars and great business moguls provide her with a decade of dazzling success, but Molly draws the attention of who should not when inadvertently comes into contact with members of the Russian mafia in her table. Idris Elba and Kevin Costner complete the cast.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (January 12)
It is another of the firm films nominated for an Oscar. A black comedy written and directed by the Oscar-winning Martin McDonagh (Escondidos en Brujas), starring a fantastic Frances McDormand in the role of a 50-year-old woman, whose daughter has been murdered, decides to start a war against the police on her own His people believe that they are more interested in torturing African Americans than in doing justice. Awarded with the prize of the public of the Toronto Festival, the cast is completed with a magnificent interpretation of Sam Rockwell.
The Post (22 December 2017 USA)
Steven Spielberg, directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Set in June 1971, the New York Times, the Washington Post and major US newspapers. They took a courageous stand in favor of freedom of expression, reporting on Pentagon documents and the massive cover-up of secrets by the government that lasted four decades and four US presidencies. At that time, Katherine Graham (Streep), of the Post, was still looking for her place as the newspaper’s first woman editor, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks) was trying to relaunch a newspaper in decline.
Plan de chicas (January 19)
Fun comedy, perfect to go to the movies with friends. The film tells the journey of four lifelong friends (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah) to New Orleans, to attend the annual Essence festival. There will revive the bonds between them, rediscover their wildest side and enjoy dancing, drinking, getting into trouble and living romances to excess, capable of shocking the entire city.
El cuaderno de Sara (February 2)
Belén Rueda stars in this drama where she plays Laura looking for her sister Sara, who disappeared in the middle of the Congo jungle. Neither the NGO for which he works nor the embassy have news of his whereabouts, until a photo of Sara appears in a mining town in the east of the African country. Laura decides to travel to Kampala to start a dangerous journey to the heart of Africa, a territory dominated by the warlords. A scripted film by Jorge Guerricaechevarría (One Hundred Years of Forgiveness, El Niño).
EL HILO INVISIBLE (February 2)
Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this film, according to him the last, along with Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps. Set in the glamorous London of the 50s, after the war, the famous designer Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are the center of attention in the world of British fashion: they dress the royalty, movie stars, heiresses, members of high society and ladies with the unmistakable style of the Woodcock House. For the life of the designer all kinds of women parade, providing inspiration and company, until it crosses his path Alma (Vicky Krieps), his muse and lover.
Fifty shades released (8 February 2018 Brazil)
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson re-incarnate Christian Gray and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades released, the third installment of the saga. Wedding, passion, luxury and action are the protagonists of this third and final part, one of the most anticipated releases for its most loyal fans. The protagonists get married and go on a honeymoon in Europe, and there is also the return of the evil Jack Hyde, former head of Anastasia.
The shape of the water (1 December 2017 New York City)
Guillermo del Toro returns us to a territory known to the Mexican, showing us the impossible love story between a cleaner (Sally Hawkins) and a monstrous creature (Doug Jones). The film takes us to the era of the Cold War in 1963, to a laboratory of the high security government where Elisa works, whose life will change forever when she discovers a secret experiment: a kind of mermaid monster that she falls in love with.
Black Panther (February 2018 United Kingdom)
Black Panther, one of the most awaited tapes by Marvel fans, since we are facing the first black superhero, played by Chadwick Boseman. Everything starts after the events that took place in Capitan America: Civil War where T’Challa returns to Wakanda and assumes the role of king. At the same time, an enemy of the past appears again on stage and T’Challa must fight with him to protect both Wakanda and the whole world. The cast is completed by Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright.
Annihilation (22 February 2018 Brazil)
Adaptation of the first of the novels of the trilogy of The Southern Reach, by Jeff VanderMeer. Natalie Portman is the protagonist of this science fiction thriller, written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina). The film starts when 30 years have passed since a mysterious event occurred in a place in the United States that is now called Area X. After this time, they decide to send a group of women (an anthropologist, a topographer, a psychologist and a biologist) to investigate this place and solve the mystery. Rounding out the cast are Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson.
I, Tonya (8 December 2017 USA)
I, Tonya is one of the films with the best reception among critics and audiences at the last Toronto International Film Festival and one of the titles to consider for the upcoming season of film awards. It stars Margot Robbie in the role of Tonya Harding, the skater who dominated the ice with a totally unique style of skating and who also dominated the headlines for something completely different. The film is a portrait of women at the center of the biggest scandal in the history of sports.
Red Sparrow (1 March 2018 Germany)
Jennifer Lawrence plays a sexy and beautiful dancer turned Russian spy, who falls in love with a CIA agent and who comes to consider becoming a double agent. A thriller directed by Francis Lawrence, its director in the last three installments of ‘The Hunger Games’, adapted from the novel by Jason Matthews.
A turn in time (March 9)
The next Disney movie in real action is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s novel of the same name. Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is the typical high school student with self-esteem issues who wants to fit into the world around her. Meg is the daughter of two physicists of world prestige. He is intelligent and has an extraordinary talent, just like his little brother, Charles Wallace. But the truth is that Meg is still not aware of the power of her gift. The situation is complicated by the mysterious disappearance of his father. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.
Mary Magdalene (15 March 2018 Germany)
María Magdalena is the most human and real portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical film tells from a biographical point of view the story of Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara,) a young woman who seeks to give a new meaning to her life. Despite the hierarchies and rules imposed by her time, Mary Magdalene dares to challenge her family and join a new social movement led by Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix), and soon finds its place in this new path that It will take you to Jerusalem. A film directed by Garth Davis.
Tomb Raider (March 16 Germany)
New movie (reboot) about Lara Croft, the protagonist of the videogame saga “Tomb Raider”, this time starring Alicia Vikander. Lara Croft is the daughter of an eccentric adventurer who disappeared when she was a teenager and wants to investigate his disappearance.