Now that the majority of the awards season films have come out, it is slightly depressing to see the lineup of films for the next few months. So in anticipation, here are some of the films that I’m looking forward to seeing in 2013. Here’s hoping that they all get a release date in New Zealand!


I can’t wait for the debut English-language feature from Oldboy director Chan-wook Park. Supposed overtones of Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt already have me interested.

Everybody Has A Plan

Viggo takes a leaf out of Jeremy Iron’s book in Dead Ringers

Upstream Color

Wikipedia describes Upstream Color as a romantic thriller science fiction film – a feat of genre mixing?

The Iceman

Michael Shannon as killer Richard Kuklinski.

Any Day Now

Alan Cummings and and Garret Dillahunt are a gay couple in the ‘70s who fight to keep custody of an abandoned Down’s Syndrome teen.

Big Sur

This adaptation of Kerouac’s story of the same title won’t have to do much to surpass On The Road.

Also, Kill Your Darlings tells of a younger Kerouac, with a stellar cast of Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster, Michael C Hall and Daniel Radcliffe. I can’t locate a trailer but it sounds promising.

The Place Beyond the Pines

From the Director of Blue Valentine, this promises to be a gritty indie favourite.

Simon Killer

An erotic, psychological drama from the producers of Martha Marcy May Marlene. Starring Brady Corbet.

What are you looking forward to seeing in 2013?

2 thoughts on “Films in 2013

  1. I agree with Christopher – while I’d heard of Stoker, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Upstream Color (which I am very much looking forward to seeing), the other films were unknown to me. Hooray for new (and hopefully quality) cinema! 🙂 Thanks for turning me onto these…

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