Home » The best new movies to watch over the summer holidays.

The best new movies to watch over the summer holidays.

by Stewart Cole

A forbidden love story takes place when Tony (Ansel Elgort), whose friends are the Jets, falls in love with Maria (Rachel Zegler), the sister of the leader of the Sharks.

West Side Story also marks the cinematic debut of Rachel Zegler, who is also set to star as Snow White in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Disney classic.

Rachel scored the role in response to an open casting posted by Steven Spielberg himself on Twitter and selected from over 30,000 candidates for the role of Maria.

In cinemas from December 26

Do not look up

Nothing says Christmas like a science fiction satire that makes you think of the end of the world.

The film focuses on two low-level astronomers embarking on a giant media tour to try to warn humanity that an approaching comet will destroy planet Earth, but no one is really so upset about it.

The film includes a stacked cast that looks like a guest list for a series of seats for the Oscars. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence (starring in the comedy) play astronomers, while Meryl Streep plays President Gianni Orleans and Jonah Hill plays her son and Chief of Staff Jason.

The rest of the cast list is completed by Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Chris Evans and Melanie Lynskey.

In select theaters and on Netflix from December 24

The lost daughter

The lost daughter is a psychological drama written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal (in her feature film directorial debut), based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante.

In the film, the ever-perfect Olivia Colman plays the prickly pear Leda Caruso, a middle-aged language teacher on holiday in Europe, but even in such a beautiful setting, she does not seem to be able to relax.

Leda befriends a young mother named Nina (Dakota Johnson) who lives near the same beach as her after returning her missing little daughter. Nothing about Leda’s stories from her past is added up and she soon develops an obsession with Nina and her daughter, which brings back memories of her early motherhood.

The lost daughter has already won an early Oscar after winning critical acclaim and a number of awards.

At the Venice International Film Festival, the film won the Golden Lion for Best Picture and the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay for Maggie Gyllenhaal.

At the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Maggie Gyllenhaal also won the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award and Best Screenplay Award.

Related Videos

Leave a Comment