Best films of the week

Follow us with the introduction of the best films of the week (1 January)

1) Kill the Messenger (2014)

Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
Director: Michael Cuesta
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick and Jena Sims
Synopsis: 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. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

2) Supremacy (2014)

Genre: Drama
Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Joe Anderson and Berj D. Bedrosian
Synopsis: A just paroled white supremacist and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile, Sobecki, the heavily-tattooed supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not thrilled when he learns of his charge’s screw-up. The patriarch of the family, an ornery ex-con himself, must rely on his wit and understanding of the racist mind to find a plan to free his family, but not before he confronts his own brand of bigotry and anger.

3) St. Vincent (2014)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray
Synopsis: A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

4) The Humbling (2014)

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Al Pacino, Kyra Sedgwick and Greta Gerwig
Synopsis: An aged and addled actor has his world turned upside down after he embarks upon an affair with a lesbian, in this acidulous adaptation of the Philip Roth novel.

5) Dear White People (2014)

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Director: Justin Simien
Stars: Kyle Gallner, Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams
Synopsis: The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

6) The Riot Club (2014)

Genre: Drama | Thriller
Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth
Synopsis: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

7) What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Director: Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
Stars: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly
Synopsis: Explores the meaning of life and suggests how best to live and love.

8) Nightcrawler (2014)

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton
Synopsis: When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

9) Song One (2014)

Genre: Drama
Director: Kate Barker-Froyland
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen
Synopsis: A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician.

10) Escobar Paradise Lost (2014)

Genre: Romance | Thriller
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro and Brady Corbet
Synopsis: In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams – and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.