THE MOVIES WE’LL BE LINING UP FOR THIS YEAR
Into the Forest: Homegrown darling Patricia Rozema ( I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing) directs Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood in this apocalyptic slice of sci-fi about two sheltered sisters who must fight off diseases and biker gangs to ensure their own survival. Beeba Boys: Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta forgoes her art-house inclinations in this ride-or-die aspirational gangster drama about a family of charismatic young Sikhs fighting a turf war on the West Coast. For real. Dheepan: Jacques Audiard’s Palme d’Or winner tracks Sri Lankan refugees as they seek asylum in Paris. Lead actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan is a former Tamil Tiger child soldier himself, adding gravitas to an undoubtedly wrenching immigrant drama. Room: As a rule of thumb, we’ll blindly follow Brie Larson, a prodigious talent who pours her heart into everything she does. That Room is directed by Frank helmer Lenny Abrahamson and based on the eponymous book by Canadian author Emma Donoghue? Just icing on the cake.