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Begin Again : John Carney's latest film Begin Again does not stray too far from Once (his 2006 film and now Broadway show!) . Music plays a central theme in this romance, helping to tell the story of Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a record executive who finds himself unemployed and divorced. By reviving and rediscovering his passion for music, Dan also finds love through a recently dumped British singer (Keira Knightley).
Snowpiercer: Korean director Joon-Ho Bong's American debut Snowpiercer involves a packed cast including Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, and Jamie Bell. The film depicts a future after a failed global-warming experiment that wipes out most of mankind. The lucky few who survive are on the Snowpiercer, a train that circles the icy globe with a rigid and impenetrable class system.
They Came Together: David Wain's latest film is perfect for those jaded by the romantic comedy genre. The Wet, Hot American Summer director mocks and exposes the exhausted clichés and tropes we've all seen in rom-coms through the story of Joel (Paul Rudd) and Molly (Amy Poehler) in this summer comedy.
Whitey: United States vs. James J. Bulger: Meet the man who inspired Marty Scorsese's The Departed. This thrilling documentary tells the story of James "Whitey" Bulger, a notorious gangster who terrorized Boston while the FBI turned a blind eye.
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz: Does the internet provide the ultimate democracy? Brian Knappenberger's enthralling doc begs this question as it outlines the life and death of Aaron Swartz- a computer prodigy who essentially coined the term 'hacktivist'. This saddening yet riveting tale emphasizes the issues we must face as we enter deeper into the digital age.
Yves Saint Laurent: Jalil Lespert's biopic provides us with insight into one of the most renowned designers of our time, Yves Saint Laurent (played by Pierre Niney). The film allows us to marvel at the innovative and beautiful designs Laurent contributed, and also learn more about the designer's tumultuous life.
Check out Tribeca Film's interview with Pierre Niney on how he prepared to play such an eccentric role.