The self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), after growing up poor in Madras India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. Leaving behind his young bride, Ramanujan’s ability to produce theories seemingly instinctively was put under scrutiny by Professor GH Hardy (Irons), who without seeing the proof distrusted the young prodigy. Despite a frosty start, the two eventually form a friendship that allowed them to push the academic boundaries and create work that fundamentally changed the world’s understanding of the concept of infinity.
Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman (in his last on-screen role), and Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by Gavin Hood based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, features drone warfare.
The A-list ensemble cast work hard for a provocatively tense thriller that negotiates the moral minefields of its thorny subject matter in crowd-pleasing fashion.
A Hologram for The King is a 2016 comedy-drama film directed, written and co-scored by Tom Tykwer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers, and starring Tom Hanks as a washed-up corporate salesman, who goes to Saudi Arabia to propose a business deal.
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury also star in this international co-production between the United States, Germany and Mexico. The film was released on April 22, 2016, by Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions and Saban Films.
Alice through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd. It is based on the characters created by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland.
The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen and features the voices of Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall and Alan Rickman, in his final film role.
Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards, a British skier who in 1988, at the Calgary Olympics, became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben and Jim Broadbent co-star.
The film stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who became an opera singer known for her painful lack of singing skill. Other cast members include Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda and Rebecca Ferguson.
Macbeth is a 2015 British-French-American film adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s play of the same name, directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso, and Michael Lesslie. The film stars Michael Fassbender in the title role and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.