Cinedelphia’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall

When Fast Five is in my top ten faves of 2011 then it’s obviously been a rough year at the movies.  Summer is quickly winding down, which means that awards season is ramping up and thus there are a lot of promising films on the fall release slate.  Here are the ten films that I’m most looking forward to…

1.  The Skin I Live In (10/14) The new film from Pedro Almodovar stars Antonio Banderas as a plastic surgeon who creates an indestructible synthetic skin.  It’s being touted as a horror film, I’m excited.

2.  The Rum Diary (10/28) Johnny Depp reenters the world of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson under the direction of the great Bruce Robinson (his first film since 1992’s Jennifer Eight).

3.  Sleeping Beauty (10/28) A gorgeous looking Jane Campion-approved sexual coming of age tale.

4.  Melancholia (11/11) The largely improvised new sci-fi film from Lars von Trier.  Will surely be better than Another Earth.  Udo Kier.

5.  Immortals (11/11) The new film from Tarsem Singh whose previous film, The Fall, was my favorite movie of 2008.  Should be tons of fun.

6.  The Descendants (11/23) The new film from Alexander Payne, who can do no harm.

7.  The Artist (11/23) By now you’ve probably read about this silent Cannes favorite from the director/star team of the OSS 117 films (the first of which is brilliant, the second hit-or-miss).  Expect lots of Oscar buzz that doesn’t pan out.

8.  Hugo (11/23) Family friendly Scorsese film in 3D with a crazy cast and characters that include Salvador Dali and Georges Melies.

9.  Carnage (DEC) New Polanski film with a cast of Hollywood heavies.  I want a poster of that photo.

10.  A Dangerous Method (DEC) New Cronenberg film about the birth of psychoanalysis starring Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung.

Did I leave out anything of note?  Let me know in the comments!

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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