Blake Lively stars as a blind woman who regains her sight, and discovers that her marriage might not be all it seemed to be. A challenging concept with a great cast, directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball).
Ana Lily Amirpour brought her unique sensibilities to the vampire genre with the acclaimed A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, and for her big follow-up she's tackling community cannibalism. Another impressive cast features Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves.
Anne Hathaway stars in a very unusual kaiju story, about a woman who loses everything but discovers she has a connection to a giant monster. Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes) directs, Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens co-star.
Paul Verhoeven may be best known to American audiences as the director of Robocop and Total Recall, but his latest film sounds dark as hell. Isabelle Huppert stars as a successful business woman who is sexually assaulted, and begins stalking her assailant for revenge.
Kill List and High-Rise director Ben Wheatley travels to America for a shoot out movie with a stellar cast, including Cillian Murphy and recent Oscar-winner Brie Larson. Will the horror master who brought us Kill List be able to change the way we look at action?
Shock filmmaker Chan-wook Park has blown our minds with disturbing films like Oldboy and Stoker, but his new film is a classy period piece about a handmaiden (hence the title) conning her new mistress, but falling in love with her anyway. The promise of sumptuous costumes and production design, old school romance and - since it's still Chan-wook Park after all - a few mind-blowing twists make The Handmaiden one of the most enticing films of the year.
Since winning a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan, Natalie Portman hasn't really found a high-profile role worthy of her talents. Perhaps this biopic about Jackie Kennedy, which takes place over the course of the JFK assassination, will finally give her the opportunity to shine again.
Damien Chazelle does an about-face after his impossibly dark, award-winning Whiplash for a colorful musical about Hollywood, inspired by European classics like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling reteam for a film that everybody is already raving about after its premiere at other festivals.
One of the most important court cases in American history, dramatized by the great Jeff Nichols (Mud), starring the great Ruth Negga (Preacher) and the great Joel Edgerton (Warrior), as an interracial couple who dared to get married when their love was literally illegal.
The Orphanage director J.A. Bayona returns to the supernatural genre with an adaptation of the hit novel by Patrick Ness, about a boy who deals with his mother's illness by escaping into a world of the supernatural. A Monster Calls could be one of those rare films that bridges the gap between horror and drama in a way that awards voters find palatable... if it's good enough.
A Single Man director Tom Ford finally - FINALLY - returns with an ambitious dramatic thriller, starring Amy Adams as a woman who gets lost in a novel written by her first husband, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Whatever Tom Ford is doing, we're interested.
Genre master Walter Hill is back with a premise so audacious, it's downright offensive. Michelle Rodriguez plays a man who is forced to undergo genre reassignment surgery, and sets out to exact revenge. Will (re)Assignment be completely wrongheaded and worthy of scorn, or will Walter Hill prove that he has something worthwhile to say?
The Dardennes Brothers try their hand at the thriller genre with an emotional drama about a doctor at a clinic who ignores a patient's cries for help, and winds up exploring the unknown woman's life out of guilt after she dies. Few filmmakers navigate difficult emotions more beautifully than the Dardennes.