Beasts of no Nation – (Netflix, Oct 16). The making of a child soldier in Africa.
Brooklyn– (Fox Searchlight, Nov 20). An Irish Immigrant experience in Brooklyn.
Cinderella – (Disney, Mar 13). Updated, modernized version of the fairy tale.
Coming Home – (Sony Pictures Classics, Sep 25). Couple separated for years by trauma reunite.
Dope – (Open Road, Jun 19). Inner city blacks going against stereotype face challenges.
The End of the Tour – (A24, Aug 14). Docudrama about writer David Foster Wallace.
Ex Machina – (A24, Apr 24). Computer coder deals with a robot in his boss’s remote bungalow.
Finders Keepers – (The Orchid, Oct 2). A leg is “found” in a patio grill.
The Gift – (STX, Aug 7). Psychological thriller; mysterious gifts from a past acquaintance.
Inside Out – (Disney, Jun 19). Animated film about expressing feelings.
Lambert and Stamp – (Sony Pictures Classics, Apr 3). Documentary about The Who.
Films to entertain, thrill, inspire, and make you think.
Love & Mercy – (Roadside Attractions, Jun 19). Drama, turbulent life of Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
Mad Max: Fury Road – (Warner Bros., May 15). Clever action-film.
The Martian – (20th Century Fox, Oct 2). Astronaut left for dead on Mars uses his ingenuity to survive.
Mr. Holmes – (Roadside Attractions, July 24). Sherlock Holmes life in his elder years.
Room – (A24, Nov 25). A young woman and her son struggle with a new life.
The Salt of the Earth – (Sony Pictures Classics, Mar 27). Sebastiao Salgado.
Seymour: An Introduction – (Sundance Select, Apr 10). Documentary of a gifted pianist.
Sicario – (Lionsgate, Oct 2). An FBI agent works to take down a drug cartel.
Spotlight – (Open Road, Oct 30). Docu-drama of the Boston cover-up of priest abuses.
Youth – (Fox Searchlight, Dec 18). Artistic drama with themes of aging, fatherhood, and films.