In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston of Malcolm in The Middle and Breaking Bad fame) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. He served his sentence, but after his release, went on to write for the Golden Age of cinema under different names. Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach, recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absudity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Co-stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Dean O’Gorman and Elle Fanning.
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Kate (Charlotte Rampling) is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff (Tom Courtenay), containing news that the body of his first love has been discovered, frozen in the Swiss Alps. Kate continues to prepare for the party, but she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff’s preoccupation with the letter and the startling revelations about his former life. As their anniversary gets closer, and they delve further into the past, their future is left in question. Anchored by sensational performances from Rampling and Courtenay, 45 Years won Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival, and is British filmmaking at its very best.
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How To Be Single:
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun. How To Be Single stars Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Damon Wayans, Jr. (Let’s Be Cops), Alison Brie (Get Hard), Nicholas Braun (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Jake Lacy (HBO’s Girls) and Leslie Mann (This Is 40).
How To Be Single is out now