In the romantic, dramatic comedy Aloha, a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs—the U.S. Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii—and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams), while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous), Aloha also stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin. Music by Jónsi & Alex.
Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Also starring Daniel Brühl (Rush). Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn).
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan, An Education), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, The Celebration).