31 Dec 2017

Cinematic Wishlist

Out of approximately 100 recently released features that I wanted to, but couldn't see before the end of 2017, I choose twenty of the most anticipated ones (10 live-action and 10 animated films, in turn), hoping that the opportunity will arise to check them out during the next year. So, here's to the cinematically eclectic 2018!

Note: The entries' order is pretty random and doesn't necessarily reflect the level of anticipation.


1. November (Rainer Sarnet, 2017)
2. Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, 2017)
3. The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento 2017)
4. Arventur (Irina Evteeva, 2015)
5. Lilith's Awakening (Monica Demes, 2016)

Have a Nice Day

6. Cinderella the Cat (Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Alessandro Rak & Dario Sansone, 2017)
7. Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico, 2017)
8. Have a Nice Day (Jian Liu, 2017)
9. Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse (Lukas Feigelfeld, 2017)
10. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017)


11. Real (Sa-Rang Lee, 2017)
12. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez, 2015)
13. Rey (Niles Atallah, 2017)
14. A Solar Dream (Patrick Bokanowski, 2016)
15. The Lodgers (Brian O'Malley, 2017)


16. Mutafukaz (Shôjirô Nishimi & Guillaume Renard, 2017)
17. A Dragon Arrives! (Mani Haghighi, 2016)
18. Zombillénium (Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord, 2017)
19. Good Manners (Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas, 2017)
20. Battledream Chronicle (Alain Bidard, 2015)


  1. Ne need to watch Loving Vincent. Utter crap, just like some random CSI episode. If you like rotoscoping, check out Waking Life.

    1. I do love rotoscoping, but for some reason I couldn't sit through Waking Life.

  2. The only one of those I've seen is BIRDBOY and I heartily endorse it! I wasn't aware there as a leftover Ruiz movie (er, telenovella) out there, so that's good to know.

    1. Now I'm even more interested in Birdboy.

      As for Ruiz's film, I found out about it from this article: