From the writer and director of Crazy Heart comes the crime thriller Out of the Furnace, a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard star.
Joel and Ethan Coen's (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) fourth collaboration with multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Starring Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan.
This action-packed and visually stunning science fiction thriller stars Liev Schreiber in the story of the first manned mission to Mars. When fossilized evidence of bacterial life is found just as the mission is about to end, it soon leads to disaster, as the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead.
The dramatic comedy Philomena stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in the incredible true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things, High Fidelity).
Actor Bob Odenkirk: "Nebraska, Alexander Payne’s comical, heartbreaking, road-trip family-film, is a hard, tiny, nugget of a story that is also a grand, epic, human comedy, bursting with sadness and comedy. I promise you, it contains multitudes."
Based on the 1994 autobiography of the same name, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles the inspirational life of Nelson Mandela as an international icon and one of the world's most revered leaders. Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and adapted by William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator, Les Misérables).
Filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino: "One might well ask: just what is the 'great beauty' of the title? Far too easy, far too tempting to reply: Rome. But perhaps [it] is nothing other than the gigantic effort it takes to live—something that in Rome seems so obscure and insidious, precisely because life here appears effortless."
Director Brian Percival: "The Book Thief is a movie about… the power of words. For the story’s young heroine, Liesel, words become a means of escape—and even joy—from the tumultuous events enveloping her and everyone she knows and loves."
The second film from the popular Hunger Games trilogy of novels begins as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). As they embark on a "Victor's Tour," they sense that a rebellion is simmering.
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) returns with a genre-defying film set in the alluring world of a brilliant con man (Christian Bale) who, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent (Bradley Cooper). Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence also star.
In his quest to obtain the rights to Mary Poppins, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) comes up against P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side).
August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back together. All-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch and Juliette Lewis.
Filmmaker Alex Gibney: "I am often asked: ‘Were you angry when you found out that Armstrong lied to you?’ The peculiar answer is no and yes. The fact is that people lie to me all the time. Often on camera. Usually they are not big bold lies, like the one Armstrong told. Usually, they are little lies, ones that shade the truth like cocktail parasols."
Matthew McConaughey is spectacular as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Bereft of effective government-approved medicines, he decided to track down alternative treatments from all over the world.
An epic of emotional transformation, Blue Is the Warmest Color charts a young woman’s romances, longings, ecstasies and losses across a span of several years. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
12 Years a Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom in pre-Civil War United States. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti star.
A true story of friendship, love and murder, Kill Your Darlings recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's (Daniel Radcliffe) life forever, bringing him together with William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), providing the spark that would lead to their Beat Revolution.
When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is told by his father (Bill Nighy) that he can travel through time, he decides to meet the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) as often as it takes to win her heart. It’s a romantic comedy with a twist from the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) returns with an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a complex, soulful man who falls in love with "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), the bright, female voice of his computer's new advanced operating system.
Following his Oscar win for A Separation, filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns with the dramatic mystery The Past. Winner of two awards at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival—Best Actress (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury—The Past is also Iran's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film consideration.