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David Frankel is an Oscar winning director who also gave us, The Devil Wears Prada, Marlee and Me and Me and Hope Springs.
In his latest film Collateral Beauty, a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely. His colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.
He also touches upon working with an all-star cast of Academy award nominees and winners including Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton and Helen Mirren.
Jake Gyllenhaal is never one to shy away from a difficult or challenging roles. When he was given the script for his latest film, Demolition he knew that this was a role he had to tackle. In the film, Gyllenhaal plays Davis Mitchell, a New York investment banker who is pretty much sleepwalking through his successful life. He goes through his daily motions, but for some reason, he just doesn’t seem happy.
Eye in the Sky is a compelling new film that focuses on drone warfare and how it affects everyone involved. The movie stars Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman (in his last role) and Iain Glen. Eye in the Sky is timely thriller about a terrorist-targeting drone mission that becomes a hot-button when a civilian girl enters the kill zone.
Writer/Director Jamie M. Dagg made his feature film debut at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival with River and then traveled to the Whistler Film Festival where it won awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Canadian Feature. It has also been awarded the prestigious Best First Feature by the Canadian Screen Awards.
Room is one of those movies that after having seen it, will stay with you for a very long time. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name written by Emma Donoghue, Room has been beautifully translated for the big screen by director Lenny Abrahamson and stars Brie Larson (who just won a Best Actress Oscar for her powerful performance) and up and coming young actor Jacob Tremblay.
Sarah Silverman fans will tell you that she is one of the funniest women on the planet. Although she excels at comedy, Silverman is also a fantastic dramatic actress. She expertly displayed that talent a few years ago in Sarah Polley's film, Take That Waltz but her new film, I Smile Back showcases how amazing and versatile she really is.
There are not many roles Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston will shy away from, as long as they are challenging and it's something he hasn’t done before.
There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with getting a double dose of Tom Hardy. The British actor stars as not one, but both Kray brothers in, Legend. Hardy plays twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray, two real-life London gangsters from the 1960s. Their exploits have been so glamorized in their native country that it's almost as if they were celebrities.
James White is a hard-hitting film which took the 2015 Sundance Film Festival by storm, earning standing ovations, emotional outpourings from audiences, and winning the Best of Next Audience Award. The film is also nominated for three IFP Gotham Awards: Best Actor (Christopher Abbott), Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award (Josh Mond), and Audience Award. It also played at Toronto International Film Festival where it left audiences in awe of not only the riveting and heartbreaking story, but by it's performances.
Brooklyn is a lovely feel good movie that will warm your heart. Nick Hornby adapted Colm Tóibín's novel of an Irish immigrant who leaves her home land, makes a life for herself and finding love in New York.