January 2016 Dramas


Anomalisa is from Charlie Kaufman so I know I will love it when I eventually see it. A Perfect Day is a mixture of comedy and drama, but looks interesting either way. I want to check out Yosemite and The Benefactor. I’ll ignore the rest.



Release Date: January 8, 2016

Cast: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

Director: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

A man trapped in the mundane he experiences every day comes across something extraordinary. Stop-motion animation by Charlie Kaufman.


A Perfect Day


Release Date: January 15, 2016

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa

A group of aid workers need to get a dead body out of a well before it ruins the water supply of a community, but have trouble finding some rope because they are dealing with too much UN bureaucracy, local thugs and military groups.



Release Date: January 8, 2016

Cast: James Franco, Everett Meckler, Alec Mansky, Calum John

Director: Gabrielle Demeestere

Three intertwining stories of three 5th-grade friends, including a father taking his kids to Yosemite where they come across a corpse, another kid who is ignored by his babysitter and makes friends with a drifter, and a third kid who is looking for his missing cat while a mountain lion has been spotted in the area.

The Benefactor


Release Date: January 15, 2016

Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters

Director: Andrew Renzi

A rich philanthropist friend of the family becomes obsessed with the daughter and her family after her parents die in an automobile accident.



Release Date: January 8, 2016

Cast: Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower

Director: Ross Partridge

A man feeling lost with his own life, meets a young girl in a parking lot who is ignored by her own family, and they form an unlikely friendship.



Release Date: January 22, 2016

Cast: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald, Mira Sorvino

Director: Declan Dale

A police detective tries to investigates his partner’s death, but police corruption and the threat some are making towards one potential witness keep stopping him.



Release Date: January 8, 2016

Cast: Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol, Jessica Hect, Glenn Close

Director: Tim Blake Nelson

After a mugging of a university professor, a bunch of different couples intersect with one another.

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