New February Drama Is Not Just Fifty Shades Darker
It's almost weekend and though there's no reason to stay serious, it's a perfect timing to present new film releases in drama category. February is marked by Fifty Shades Darker hitting the screens after a two year break, however, there are six more worthy movies, which we'd like to bring into focus for you.
Just scroll down and pick the ones:
Director: Tim Sutton Written by: Tim Sutton Starring: Robert Jumper, Anna Rose Hopkins, Karina Macias Plot Synopsis: A haunting, artfully understated critique of American gun culture, Tim Sutton's third feature is loosely based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Employing a mesmerizing documentary-style technique and a cast of non-professional actors, Dark Night follows the activities of six strangers over the course of one day, from sunrise to midnight, the shooter among them. Winner of the Lanterna Magica Award at the Venice Film Festival following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Dark Night is essential viewing, not only for art-house filmgoers, but for anyone invested in the debate over gun violence in America as well.
Director: Amma Asante Written by: Guy Hibbert Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike Plot Synopsis: Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl); and directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A United Kingom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.
Director: James Foley Written by: Niall Leonard, E.L. James Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote with Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden Plot Synopsis: When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Director: Alex Ranarivelo Written by: Christina Moore, Brian Rudnick Starring: Sharon Stone, Tommy Flanagan, Jason Lewis, Dorian Brown Pham, Tom Williamson Plot Synopsis: The film revolves around Stella Davis, a young widow trying to save her ranch following her husband's fatal car crash. She creates a convict rehabilitation program, working with a herd of wild horses that have wandered onto her property. She did not anticipate the greed, bureaucracy and vanity that she must overcome to heal the convicts, the horses and ultimately herself.
Director: James Franco Written by: Matt Rager, John Steinbeck Starring: James Franco, Nat Wolff, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, Vincent Donofrio, Sam Shepard, Josh Hutcherson, Ahna O’Reilly, Zach Braff, Scott Haze Plot Synopsis: In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up “in dubious battle” against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own - stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism - on the “courage never to submit or yield.” Published in 1936, In Dubious Battle is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.
Director: George Mendeluk Written by: Richard Bachynsky Hoover, Richard Bachynsky Hoover, George Mendeluk Starring: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Aneurin Barnard, Tamer Hassan, Gary Oliver Plot Synopsis: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union. With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.
Director: Justin Chadwick Written by: Tom Stoppard Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, Holliday Grainger, Jack Oconnell, Tom Hollander, Cara Delevingne, Zach Galifianakis, Matthew Morrison, Cressida Bonas Plot Synopsis: Set in 17th century Amsterdam, Tulip fever follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.