Recording Live From Somewhere’s Most Anticipated Films Of 2014
Selected by Marko Orlic
1. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson/Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Luke Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Jena Malone & Joanna Newsom)
In 1970s Los Angeles, drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.
2. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan/Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, David Gyasi, Matt Damon, Topher Grace & Wes Bentley)
A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
3. The Immigrant (James Gray/Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner)
On the mean streets of 1920s Manhattan, Ewa falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.
4. Animal Rescue (Michael R. Roskam/Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz & James Frecheville)
A crime-drama centered around a lost pit bull, a wannabe scam artist, and a killing. Written by Denis Lehane.
5. The Rover (David Michod/Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson & Scoot McNairy)
A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded man left behind in the wake of the theft. A dirty and dangerous near-future Western.
6. Body Art (Luca Guadagnino/Isabelle Huppert, Denis Lavant, David Cronenberg & Sigourney Weaver)
Grieving performance artist Lauren Hartke becomes increasingly alienated after the suicide of her film director husband, until she discovers a mysterious man in her house. Based on the novel by Don Dellilo.
7. Knight Of Cups (Terrence Malick/Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Imogen Poots, Nick Offerman, Wes Bentley, Antonio Banderas, Shea Whigham & Freida Pinto)/Untitled (Terrence Malick/Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Benicio Del Toro, Val Kilmer, Holly Hunter, Berenice Marloh, Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook & Clifton Collins Jr.)
Knight Of Cups: Temptation, celebrity, and excess.
Untitled: Sexual obsession and betrayal are set against the backdrop of the Austin, Texas music scene.
8. Untitled (Noah Baumbach/Greta Gerwig & Lola Kirke)/While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach/Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Brady Corbet, Charles Grodin, Adam Horovitz & Dree Hemingway)
Untitled: A Barnard undergraduate aspires to be just like her idol, a dauntless New York City striver.
While We’re Young: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
9. Journey To The West (Tsai Ming-Liang/Denis Lavant & Kang-Sheng Lee)
A road film of sorts.
10. Nymphomaniac (Lars von Trier/Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen & Udo Kier)
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
11. Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols/Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver & Scott Haze)
A father and son go on the run from the government after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
12. Far From The Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg/Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge & Juno Temple)
Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men. Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
13. Eden (Mia Hansen-Love/Brady Corbet & Greta Gerwig)
Paul runs away from home and gets swept into the burgeoning dance music scene. After a few years, Paul and a friend begin to establish themselves as deejays in Paris, a move that brings both success and plenty of trouble.
14. Noah (Darren Aranofsky/Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Kevin Durand)
The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
15. Foxcatcher (Bennet Miller/Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave & Anthony Michael Hall)
The story of John du Pont, paranoid schizophrenic and heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, and his friendship with Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
16. Gone Girl (David Fincher/Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Scoot McNairy, Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit & Boyd Holbrook)
A woman mysteriously disappears on the day of her wedding anniversary.
17. Rosewater (Jon Stewart/Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo & Jason Jones)
A journalist is detained and brutally interrogated in an Iranian prison for more than 100 days.
18. Slow West (John Maclean/Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn)
A 17-year-old boy, accompanied by a mysterious traveler, journeys across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves.
19. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne/Marion Cotillard & Fabrizio Rongione)
Sandra and her husband have only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
20. Child 44 (Daniel Espinosa/Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassell, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine & Dev Patel)
Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
21. Unbroken (Angelina Jolie/Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, John Magaro & Jai Courtney)
A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Co-written by the Coen brothers and shot by Roger Deakins.
22. Kill The Messenger (Michael Cuesta/Jeremy Renner, Michael Sheen, Barry Pepper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Liotta, Michael K. Williams, Robert Patrick, Paz Vega, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Oliver Platt, Richard Schiff & Tim Blake Nelson)
A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson/Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Luke Wilson, Lea Seydoux, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson, Harvey Keitel, Mathieu Amalric & Bob Balaban)
The adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
24. Birdman (Alejandro González Inarritu/Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis & Amy Ryan)
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble, as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
25. Boyhood (Richard Linklater/Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette & Ellar Salmon)
A divorced couple try to raise their young son. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve year period, focusing on the boy’s relationship with his parents as he grows.
26. The Dance Of Reality (Alejandro Jodorowsky/Adan, Axel & Brontis Jodorowsky)
A surrealistic take on Jodorowky’s childhood in Chile, based on his autobiography of the same name. Alejandro’s son, Adan, plays his father in the film.
27. Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas/Juliette Binoche, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart, Brady Corbet & Johnny Flynn)
An older actress gets obsessed-over by a young thespian taking on a role the older actress made famous.
28. Everything Will Be Fine (Wim Wenders/James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Marie-Josee Croze)
While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, a writer accidentally runs over and kills a child. The accident and its aftermath deeply traumatize him.
29. How To Catch A Monster (Ryan Gosling/Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes & Iain De Caestecker)
A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
30. The Monuments Men (George Clooney/Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville & Bob Balaban)
In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.
31. Snowpiercer (Joon-ho Bong/Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Kang-Ho Song, Chris Evans, Allison Pill, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Vlad Ivanov & Ewen Bremner)
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
32. The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum/Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance & Rory Kinnear)
English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
33. A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn/Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl, Nina Hoss & Grigoriy Dobrygin)
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror. Based on the novel by John le Carre.
34. Jane Got A Gun (Gavin O’Connor/Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Noah Emmerich & Boyd Holbrook)
A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.
35. Suite Francaise (Saul Dibb/Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Alexandra Maria Lara, Sam Riley & Lambert Wilson)
During the early years of German occupation of France, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier, a French villager, and Bruno von Falk, a German soldier.
36. Hands Of Stone (Jonathan Jakubowicz/Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Usher, Ellen Barkin, John Turturro & Ruben Blades)
37. 99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani/Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon & Laura Dern)
A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration.
38. The Cut (Fatih Akin/Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi & George Georgiou)
The third film in Akin’s Love, Death & The Devil Trilogy will deal with the inherent evil of mankind. Rahim plays a silent Western character, drawing from Charlie Chaplin and Sergio Leone alike.
39. Transcendence (Wally Pfister/Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara & Clifton Collins Jr.)
A terminally ill scientist downloads his body into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
40. Godzilla (Gareth Edwards/Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn & Victor Rasuk)
A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind.
41. Young Ones (Jake Paltrow/Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicolas Hoult & Kodi Smit-McPhee)
Water is running out. Land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. Not long from now, the hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome and Mary. He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and he means to get it.
42. Low Down (Jeff Preiss/Elle Fanning, John Hawkes, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Flea, Glenn Close, Taryn Manning, Burn Gorman & Caleb Landry Jones)
A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the ’60s and ’70s jazz scene.
43. The Raid 2: Berandal (Gareth Evans/Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian & Raiden Integra)
The sequel picks up where The Raid left off. Police officer Rama goes undercover to infiltrate the ranks of a notorious Jakarta syndicate, in an effort to protect his family and expose corruption within the police force.
44. Jodorowsky’s Dune (Frank Pavich)
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious, but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
45. The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones/Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Miranda Otto, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, Jesse Plemons & Hailee Steinfeld)
A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.
46. Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann/Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell & Samantha Morton)
Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her.
47. Dark Places (Gilles Paquet-Brenner/Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan & Christina Hendricks)
A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn.
48. Map To The Stars (David Cronenberg/Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams & Sarah Gadon)
A complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture, with a focus on the plight of two former child stars.
49. Men, Women & Children (Jason Reitman/Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dennis Haybert, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Dean Norris & J.K. Simmons)
Teenagers and adults explore sexuality in the internet age.
50. Magic In The Moonlight (Woody Allen/Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Firth, Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater & Simon McBurney)
Two decades in the life of a woman living in the south of France throughout the 1920s and ’30s.
51. Mr. Leos Carax (Tessa Louise-Salome)
Mysterious. Brilliant. Uncontrollable. Many words like these have been used to describe French filmmaker Leos Carax in both rapturous and negative ways. One thing that everyone agrees upon is that Mr. Carax went from fantastic success as a young, poetic filmmaker to having a reputation as a controversial, mad genius who struggled to get a single film made—and then created Holy Motors, one of the most-loved films of the last 10 years. Obsessed with romantic, but destructive, characters, Carax has made breathtaking films with his strong visual style to back up his mythic status.
52. Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt/Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Fanning & Alia Shawkat)
A drama centered on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam.
53. Squirrel To The Nuts (Peter Bogdanovich/Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Tatum O’Neal, Cybil Shepherd & Richard Lewis)
A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career. Produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach.
54. Mangelhorn (David Gordon Green/Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina & Harmony Korine)
An aged, eccentric ex-con has to come to terms with a past life of crime that cost him his one true love.
55. The Judge (David Dobkin/Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Melissa Leo, Vincent D”Onofrio, David Krumholtz, Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard & Balthazar Getty)
A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder.
56. Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad/Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti & Elizabeth Banks)
The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
57. Finding Fela (Alex Gibney)
A look at the life and music of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
58. Jupiter Ascending (Andy & Lana Wachowski/Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy & Terry Gilliam)
In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen’s reign.
59. Exodus (Ridley Scott/Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro & Hiam Abbass)
An interpretation of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as led by Moses and related in the Bible.
60. Dumb And Dumber To (Bobby & Peter Farrelly/Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner & Rob Riggle)
20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
61. In Bloom (Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Groß/Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze)
Set in the Georgian capital of Tblisi in 1992, friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.
62. Child’s Pose (Calin Peter Netzer/Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache & Natasa Raab)
Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son’s life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep him out of prison, navigating the waters of power, corruption and influence.
63. Locke (Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson & Andrew Scott)
A man’s life unravels during a 90-minute race against time.
64. Fury (David Ayer/Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Shia Lebeouf & Jason Isaacs)
Toward the end of World War II, an American tank crew embarks on a brave mission in Nazi Germany.
65. The Cobbler (Thomas McCarthy/Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, Dan Stevens, Melonie Diaz & Method Man)
A shoe repairman discovers the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of his clients.
66. Black Sea (Kevin Macdonald/Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Jodie Whittaker, Konstantin Khabenskiy & Grigoriy Dobrygin)
In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a sub that’s rumored to be loaded with gold.
67. The Two Faces Of January (Hossein Amini/Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac & Daisy Bevan)
A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger, who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith.
68. Untitled (Cameron Crowe/Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride & Jay Baruchel)
A disgraced 37-year-old US weapons consultant named Brian Gilcrest is disliked by everyone. His only friend is a techie named Jeremy “a super-smart and highly aware computer.” As a response to aggression from China, Gilcrest is deployed to a dormant military base in Hawaii to supervise the launch of an advanced spy satellite. Together with the anal and humorless Major Lisa Ng, he must secure the blessings of the native Hawaiian council before the launch. Gilcrest also gets a chance to meet with Tracy, the one love of his life who got away, along with her husband and two kids. On the island he discovers himself.
Unsure If Technically A 2013 Or 2014 Release
1. Tim’s Vermeer (Teller)
Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer, in an attempt to duplicate one of his works.
2. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki/Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Elijah Wood, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, John Krasinski, William H. Macy, Martin Short & Werner Herzog)
The life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Great Films Already Seen At TIFF ’13
1. Enemy (Denis Villeneueve/Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent & Isabella Rossellini)
A man seeks out his exact lookalike after spotting him in a movie. Based on the novel by Jose Saramago
2. Under The Skin (Jonathan Glazer/Scarlett Johansson, Michael Moreland & Paul Brannigan)
An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
3. Omar (Hany Abu-Assad/Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany & Waleed Zuaiter)
A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Trust and identity are stretched in an impossible West Bank love story, as desires for individual and collective freedom collide.
4. Starred Up (David Mackenzie/Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend & Peter Ferdinando)
A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match, a man who also happens to be his father.
5. Palo Alto (Gia Coppola/Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolff, Jack Kilmer, Zoe Levin, Chris Messina & Val Kilmer)
A dark drama centered on a group of teens with a penchant for finding trouble.
6. The Double (Richard Ayoade/Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Rade Serbedzija & Chris O’Dowd)
A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger.