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Sam’s Top Ten of the Year

You can listen to us discussing these films at length on the podcast on the show, but please do check out the list below for perpetuity. Sam’s list is annotated and included below, Tom’s is not annotated and its right here. This just means you will have to check out the podcast to hear Tom’s viewpoints. So check out Sam’s choices after the jump, along with a few choice thoughts and honourable mentions. Enjoy!

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Gosling and Williams in Blue Valentine

Wendy and Lucy

Rope of Silicon has posited that the following news could well provide us with a hint to which small indie movie will be hot come awards season, and I can’t really disagree.

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are currently filming drama Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance and written by the helmer alongside Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis.

The film is about a couple whose marriage runs into trouble, causing them to reminisce on better days. The plot certainly sounds indie-by-numbers by Gosling and Williams are among the most talented young stars working on Hollywood at present. Williams, especially, should be in line for an Oscar within the next two years, probably for playing Charlotte Bronte in an upcoming biopic.

If good though, this could provide an opportunity for her, and Gosling, to take some gongs early in their career. Hopefully this won’t then lead to a stream of terrible superhero projects in the future.

Gosling’s next is All Good Things, another film with an amazing cast, including Kirsten Dunst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kristen Wiig and the immense Frank Langella.

Williams isn’t too bad either. She’s currently filming Shutter Island with Martin Scorsese, after which she’ll get cracking on that Bronte biopic.

Shutter Island Teaser

Martin Scorsese’s next project, an adaptation of Denis Lehane’s novel of the same name, has a teaser poster out, gleaned by a Rope of Silicon user from the Berliner Zeitung newspaper and part of a story about TMG/Concorde, the distributor of the film.

The film looks and sounds great at present with a cast to die for. The names involved include Leo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley. Plus, the previous adaptations of Lehane’s work, Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, have gone quite well.

Check out the poster below.

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