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FILM CORNER: Films I Will More Likely See This Year

It's been a while since I last posted a Film Corner column. Last time I did so, I discussed how the U.S. theatrical release of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was a huge sign of the grand return of cinema exclusive movies since movie theaters opened back up after the COVID-19 lockdowns.

As the past couple of years went by, I started to become disinterested in many of the films that Hollywood has released. There were a few that I quite enjoyed. When Jesus Revolution came out, I went to see it twice, and to this day, it remains as my favorite film from last year. Then, last Fall, I went to see Ridley Scott's Napoleon, TOHO's Godzilla Minus One, and Hayao Miyazaki's visual masterpiece The Boy and the Heron. All three of these films I enjoyed as I felt they were more close to what cinema should be unlike the political and woke shlock that has been released by some of the major studios.

And yes, while I was happy that both Godzilla Minus One and The Boy and the Heron received Oscars for their achievements (Best Visual Effects for the former, and Best Animated Feature for the latter), the Academy Awards still showed that they cared more for politics and big budget shlock over entertainment.

This year, I aim to do reviews of eight upcoming films: Deadpool & Wolverine, Reagan, Transformers One, Joker: Folie a Deux, Venom: The Last Dance, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Robert Eggers' remake of Nosferatu. This will be a test for me as these eight films are the only films that have caught my interest over the overcrowded army of films to be released within the remainder of the year.

All I can say is that, hopefully, these films will give me hope for the future of cinema in the coming years.


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