The true story of bestselling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. Director: Marielle Heller. Writers: Nicole Holofcener (screenplay by), Jeff Whitty (screenplay by). Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells.
A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. Director: Nicholas Hytner. Writers: Arthur Miller (play), Arthur Miller (screenplay). Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield.
Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future. Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Writers: Chad Hodge (screenplay by), Alexandra Bracken (based upon the novel by). Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford.
In 2035, techno -phobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of the apparent suicide of leading robotics scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning. Unconvinced of the motive, Spooner's investigation into Lanning's death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the USR (United States Robotics) corporation and suspicions of murder. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity. Director:Alex Proyas. Writers:Jeff Vintar (screenplay), AkivaGoldsman (screenplay). Stars:Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood.
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. Director: Steven Spielberg. Writers: Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay). Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton.
In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Film adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'. Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud. Writers: Umberto Eco (novel), Andrew Birkin (screenplay). Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Director: Steven Spielberg. Writers: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer. Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson.
The infamous writer, the Marquis de Sade of eighteenth century France, is imprisoned at Charenton Insane Asylum for unmentionable activities. He manages to befriend the young Abbé de Coulmier, who runs the asylum, along with a beautiful laundress named Madeline. Things go terribly wrong when the Abbe finds out that the Marquis' books are being secretly published. Emperor Napoleon contemplates sending Dr. Royer-Collard to oversee the asylum, a man famed for his torturous punishments. It could mean the end of Charenton and possibly the Marquis. Director: Philip Kaufman. Writers: Doug Wright (play), Doug Wright (screenplay). Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix.