December film highlights 2012
The top five films you need to see this month
Peter Jackson is back for more Tolkein, Martin McDonagh is back with Colin Farrell and Ang Lee puts 3D through its paces.
Life of Pi
In a sentence:
‘Crouching Tiger’ director Ang Lee takes on Yann Martel’s novel about a teenage Indian boy stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
Why we’re excited:
Everything Ang Lee does is worth watching, and we’re intrigued to see what he’s done with the novel that everyone said was unfilmable (just remember those gravity-defying set-pieces in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’). And this time he’s got 3D to play with – conjuring up tigers, shipwrecks, humpback whales and the Pacific ocean.
Who’ll love it?
The novel’s huge fanbase, bulked up, but those enticed in by the film’s feast of visual splendour and inevitable awards buzz.
When’s it out?