There is a reason why classic films are regarded as classics. We wouldn’t have the films we do now without the inventiveness and creative expression of historical film movements like the French New Wave or German Expressionism. If you enjoy old films, check these 10 new releases:
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Hail, Caesar! is a 1950s drama that centres on Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Capitol Pictures fixer who is employed to handle difficulties for prominent figures in the movie business. Mannix faces more than just a standard repair when studio star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) goes missing.
The beautifully shot black and white film Mank by David Fincher follows real-life alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he works against the clock to complete the script for Citizen Kane by Orson Welles. Welles (Tom Burke) arranges for Mank to reside in a home close to the desert, provides him with wine and smokes, as well as a typist named Rita (Lily Collins), although he anticipates the screenplay to be finished in 60 days.
The Love Witch (2016)
The horror comedy with ’60s influences by Anna Biller looks and feels like it might have been produced at that time. The Love Witch, which pays homage to both ’60s horror and Technicolor’s vivid saturation, centres on a contemporary witch named Elaine (Samantha Robinson) who is anxious to meet a guy who would love her.
Last Night in Soho (2021)
Edgar Wright’s spirited psychological thriller is another horror movie that masterfully employs colour to evoke a vintage ambiance.Aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) is followed in Last Night in Soho as she relocates to contemporary London to enrol in fashion school. While there, she learns that she can visit the 1960s in her dreams and meets Sandie, a would-be singer played by Anya Taylor Joy.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
In Quentin Tarantino’s 1969 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is set in Los Angeles, the Golden Age of Hollywood is coming to an end. It centres on stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and former 1950s television star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is trying to succeed in a field that is changing and where they are now viewed as washed up.
West Side Story (2021)
From Stephen Sondheim’s original lyrics to a recent film version directed by Steven Spielberg, the iconic musical West Side Story has had amazing talent associated with bringing its story to life throughout the years.
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Seven strangers are getting ready to spend the night in the El Royale Hotel, which is situated on the border between California and Nevada, in the year 1969. Even though each visitor is there for a different reason, as the evening goes on, terrible truths are made public and strange friendships are created.
Black Bear (2020)
Black Bear is a psychological dramedy that blurs the borders between fact and fantasy, starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott. In order to acquire inspiration for her upcoming movie, filmmaker Allison (Plaza) stays with the young couple who own a lonely lakeside home in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
La La Land (2016)
Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning musical drama La La Land is undoubtedly one of the finest films to see if you enjoy vintage classics. The Golden Age is evident in every aspect of this movie.
There has never been a period in American cinema like the early days of Hollywood. The production standards were not yet in place in the 1920s, therefore there were no restrictions on what was allowed to be shown in a movie.