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The Revenant - A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Directed by Alejandro Inarritu. Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domnhall Gleeson. The Revenant received a 2016 Oscar for Best Actor (Di Caprio), Best Director and Best Cinematography. It also received many Oscar nominations including Best Supporting Actor (Hardy), Motion Picture of the Year, Film Editing, Costume Design and many others. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. I think it's worth a look see, don't you?
Cynthia Bond: Ruby Anne Enright: The Green Road Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
Sisters - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Directed by Jason Mooore. Also starring: Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Diane Wiest, Rachel Dratch, Samantha Bee and many more.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens -Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Directed by JJ Abrams. Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac.