There’s plenty of cinematic joys to look forward to over the next 12 months, with sharp-edged indies, ambitious blockbusters and, yes, the odd sequel ahead. Here’s a select few to put in your diaries...
Upcoming movies in 2018
After an ill-fated stint on ‘Jane Got a Gun’, gifted British filmmaker Lynne Ramsay is back with a poetic, violent drama that stars Joaquin Phoenix.
Expect good things from this off-kilter thriller, set in the amoral East Coast world of Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy’s suburban girls.
Ava DuVernay’s sci-fi epic boasts Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, plus visual landscapes that may explode your eyeballs.
Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation will feature quirky humour, Bill Murray and lots of the Texan auteur’s handmade élan.
Last year was a stellar one for LGBT+ cinema and this French drama, a moving torch song to 1980s Aids campaigners, continues the trend.
Featuring more stars than the Milky Way, ‘Infinity War’ pitches virtually all of Marvel’s superheroes against intergalactic jawline Thanos.
Ever wondered how Han met Chewie or how he first got into waistcoats? This ‘Star Wars’ spin-off starring Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke should provide the answers.
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New director, same deranged, sweary, ultra-violent mayhem. Do not, under any circumstances, take your parents.
If you loved ‘Attack the Block’, mark your diary for Londoner Joe Cornish’s follow-up: a schoolboy adventure involving Excalibur.
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‘La La Land’ director Damien Chazelle reunites with Ryan Gosling in a biopic about original moonwalker Neil Armstrong. Expect fewer songs, more rockets.
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The first genre outing from Steve McQueen (‘12 Years a Slave’) is a tough feminist heist thriller scripted by ‘Gone Girl’ writer Gillian Flynn. Our advice? Don’t miss it.
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Jude Law makes his bow as Young Dumbledore in another big-budget wizarding adventure, while Eddie Redmayne is back as everyone’s favourite magizoologist.