A new year and whole batch of new movies to get excited about. Here are some I’ve got my eye on…
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy
Directed by: David Michod
Synopsis: A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Eddie Marsan, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins
Directed by: John Slattery
Synopsis: A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Synopsis: The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Domnhall Gleeson
Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
Synopsis: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Starring: Ralph Feinnes, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Synopsis: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Synopsis: The town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Synopsis: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Better Living Through Chemistry
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda
Directed by: Geoff Moore and David Posamentier
Synopsis: A straight-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.
They Came Together
Starring: Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler, Michael Shannon, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynskey
Directed by: David Wain
Synopsis: A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.
Untitled Terrence Malick Project
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Synopsis: Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.