Photo-Illustration: Maya Robinson/Vulture So, you’ve sampled all the best films that 2016 has to offer. You’ve found the magic in Moonlight. You’ve gone gaga for La La Land. You went to heaven with Hell or High Water. What’s there to look forward to next year? So many things: 2017 brings new films from directors like Paul Thomas Anderson, Bong Joon-ho, and Sofia Coppola; a host of exciting indies from Greta Gerwig, Alex Ross Perry, and Yorgos Lanthimos; and new installments in the Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick, and Fast & the Furious franchises. Due to the vagaries of the movie business, at least one of these films will probably end up not coming out in 2017, but, oh well, no shame in getting excited for them anyway. Split (January 20)The Village to After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan had nine dicey years, but the director returned to form with 2015’s creepy, strange The Visit. Shyamalan looks to continue his rise with Split, a thriller that features James McAvoy as a man with split personalities who is capable of mutating his whole body by force of will. Oh, and he’s keeping a trio of teen girls hostage to appease the beast… Read full this story
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