Director's Lars von Trier's bizarre Hitler comments and his subsequent ban from the Cannes Film Festival overshadowed the film's reception when it debuted in May. But reviews were generally positive for the divisive Danish director's psychological disaster movie. Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgard play a couple celebrating their marriage as a newly discovered planet is headed on a collision course with Earth.
Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy adapts another novel for this comedy about a fisheries scientist, played by Ewan McGregor, who has to figure out a way to introduce salmon fishing to the Highlands of Yemen. Emily Blunt plays the British representative of a Yemeni sheikh. Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom directs the film, which also stars Kristin Scott Thomas.
Drake Doremus’ young love story about a couple (Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin) who is forced into a long distance relationship was the big winner at Sundance this year. Paramount purchased the romantic drama just 16 hours after its premiere at the festival in January.
Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, a silent black-and-white film that was acquired by The Weinstein Company, could well be on its way to an Oscar run, after its success at Cannes. Set in 1927 Hollywood, the film stars France’s Jean Dujardin as a silent film star who’s threatened by the arrival of the talkies.
George Clooney, who is seeing plenty of festival action with his political thriller Ides of March, is in top form as a father coping with his comatose wife and difficult daughters in Alexander Payne’s (Sideways) comedy-drama.
Oscar nominee Michael Shannon is earning rave reviews in director Jeff Nichols' hybrid thriller-domestic drama-horror film as a Ohio family man whose violent visions cause him to fear his impending descent into paranoid schizophrenia. Current Hollywood "It" Girl Jessica Chastain and Kathy Baker also star.
Jane Fonda is back once again as a larger-than-life matriarch (after George Rule and Monster-in-Law) in Australian director Bruce Beresford's comedy. Catherine Keener plays a recently divorced lawyer who takes her two teenage children to reunite with their estranged and eccentric grandmother, played by Fonda. Young heartthrob Chace Crawford also stars.
In her big screen debut, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s sister Elizabeth proves her own star power in the mesmerizing first film from writer-director Sean Durkin. The film explores the lengths to which a person will go to belong, following a woman (Olsen) as she struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
George Clooney’s political thriller received favorable reviews after premiering at Venice. Starring Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei, the ensemble cast provide some outstanding performances in a well-paced, taught drama about a fictional presidential campaign.
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane’s (Brad Pitt) unconventional techniques to put together a winning team has all the makings of a winning sports drama with its underdog-to-winner narrative arc and family-focused backdrop.
Period drama meets questions of sexual identity in this Rodrigo Garcia-directed drama. Glenn Close stars as a woman passing herself off as a man so she can work in late 19th century Ireland. Close won an Obie award for playing the role in the 1982 Off-Broadway stage production.
Early reviews out of the Venice Film Festival, where it made its world premiere are in, with The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthycalling the David Cronenberg film "precise, lucid and thrillingly disciplined." Sony Pictures Classics' period drama stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen as Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, respectively -- with a scheduled U.S. theater release on Nov. 23.
This Midnight Madness selection promises lots of screams as director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett depict a family reunion gone horribly awry. A young man takes his new girlfriend to his parents' country house for an awkward party for his parents only to have the proceedings brutally interrupted by a gang of killers in animal masks.