Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James
Release: November 22, 2017
I smell Oscars. First, Wright is a tremendous director: Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina. This story is right up his alley and I’d be shocked if he didn’t know exactly what to do with it. Secondly, Oldman’s transformation is incredible, and I think he’s guaranteed an Oscar nomination if his performance is anywhere near as good. Then there are Mendelsohn and James, two of my current favorite actors, which I couldn’t be happier about. Add in one of the most compelling stories in history and you’ve got yourself a winner.