From The Atlantic’s list of 20 movies to see this fall, I present—
8 movies I want to see this fall.
(synopses from The Atlantic)
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams
What it is: An enigmatic, charismatic writer founds a religion that begins to gain traction with Americans searching for meaning in the years following the end of World War II.
Directed by Rian Johnson
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt
What it is: A hitman who works for a time-traveling mob recognizes one of his targets as an older version of himself.
Directed by Ben Affleck
Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman
What it is: In the wake of the 1979 Iranian revolution, a CIA agent fakes the production of a bizarre science-fiction film in a plot to smuggle six American hostages out of the country.
Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant
What it is: Six interlocking narratives, spanning both continents and generations, show the profound influence that human lives can have upon one another.
Directed by Ben Lewin
Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy
What it is: A paralyzed man hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, and Bruce Greenwood
What it is: After performing a miraculous emergency landing, an airline pilot finds himself both lionized and demonized by a scoop-hungry press.
Zero Dark Thirty
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Starring Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, and Joel Edgerton
What it is: The United States government embarks on a decade-long quest to find and kill Osama bin Laden following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Directed by Michael Haneke
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Huppert
What it is: A pair of long-married octogenarians find their relationship tested when one member suffers a debilitating stroke.
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