A lot of us have been so busy this year that we’ve not been able to catch up with some interesting movies released so far this year, except for the blockbusters.
From Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of The Galaxy and Fast and Furious: The Fate of The Furious on the list of movies you won’t want to miss, there’s a huge chance that while you were focused on these high budget films and missed out on a number of amazing movies that most likely went unnoticed.
Land Of Mine
This Danish-German historical drama is directed by Martin Zandvliet and is sure to leave you teary-eyed afterwards. Despite the gripping nature of the movie, it is somewhat surprising how it has had very little hype and the recognition it deserves. The movie is based on true events and centers around Denmark post-German occupation in 1945. The invasion left cities destroyed and a coastline with thousands of buried landmines. Roland Moller plays Sgt. Carl Rasmussen who along with his band of German prisoners of war are tasked with clearing the explosives, which soon brings into question the morality and search for vengeance of some members of the party. This historical drama which was nominated in 2017 in the Oscar category for Best Foreign Language Film, would definitely have you watching again and again.
The movie has a powerful cast which includes Liev Schreiber starring in the title role of Chuck, Elizabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport, and Ron Perlman who all deliver unlimited dose of wit and humour. The movie is directed by Philippe Falardeau and is based on the true life story of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who is referred to as the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey and whose life story was an inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa. Chuck is set in 1975 and follows the story of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner from his modest background selling alcohol and fighting for money to support his family till he was picked to challenge the heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, for the world Heavyweight title.
This black comedy fiction is directed by Nacho Vigalondo-directed slipped under the radar despite having a captivating story that should make it a movie to reckon with. flick is a bit contradictory. Colossal has a stellar cast including Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens and Jason Sudeikis. Anne Hathaway plays the role of Gloria, a woman trying to get over a recent breakup after returning to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start. She soon revives her childhood friendship with Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who runs a bar. After drinking a night away with Oscar and his friends, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her. Colossal is strange in a fun and captivating way as it attempts to piece together drama, horror and romance in a fun and engaging way.
Dig Two Graves
Dig Two Graves is a movie inspired by gothic motifs of grief and revenge was first screened at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2014 but was released worldwide in 2017. The movie centers around 14-year-old Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Mather (Samantha Isler), who is grieving the loss of her recently deceased brother. She gets visited by three strange men who offer to bring her brother back to life at a price that sets in motion a chain of events. This brings dark family secrets to the fore as Jake begins to contemplate an unthinkable trade-off, that sets in motion a catalytic chain of events. Despite not having an effect at the box office, Dig Two Graves is captivating and has so far gotten positive reviews from movie critics.