4 Great Movies That The Awards Season Forgot
A Steven Soderbergh directed heist movie featuring down-on-their-luck West Virginians stealing money from NASCAR and starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver… Almost a sure fit.
However, Logan Lucky somehow bombed in theaters, earning less in the U.S. than its estimated production budget. In retrospect, Soderbergh’s ambitious, unconventional release strategy never helps its case. The movie itself earned a spot as one of our top-reviewed features.
We’ve been hoping for an M. Night Shyamalan comeback for a few years now, and Split delivered. The Sixth Sense and Signs director does what he does best: stages a slightly trashy thriller with insane twists no one else could make up. But what’s even better? Watching James McAvoy give a performance of his lifetime playing a deranged kidnapper with more personalities than you can keep track of, including an older woman with a serious mean streak.
Switching from his acting career, Taylor Sheridan has remade himself as one of the most exciting writing talents in Hollywood with his scripts for Sicario and Hell or High Water. He also stepped into directing duties for Wind River. This powerful feature is simply breathtaking in its message and eye-opening storyline. An FBI agent (a terrific Elizabeth Olsen) and a wildlife tracker (Jeremy Renner) try to solve the murder of a young Native American woman in baron cold Wyoming. The film is a testament to the thousands of stories just like it.
JOHN WICK 2
Alright, we get it. No one really expects a cult hit sequel to one of the greatest action films in recent years to get a nod… However, you can’t help but be taken back by the greatness that is ‘John Wick 2’. Keanu Reeves in the best role of his career. Forget ‘Neo’. It’s John’s time now.