In the summer of 1995, a 26-year-old novice hiker named Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) set out on the formidable Pacific Crest Trail to rid herself of some personal demons. To retell Strayed’s 2012 memoir, Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) shot mostly chronologically, used natural light, and even banned mirrors in the makeup trailer. “She went Method with the hair and no makeup,” says Vallée. “We wanted to see Reese out there, not vain at all, not concerned with her image — and she went for it.”
Woody, Wes & Co.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (3/7)
Wes Anderson checks us into the latest madcap product of his singular imagination, featuring a large cast of actors both old and new.
Big Eyes (TBA)
In Tim Burton’s biopic, ’60s artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) battles her credit-grabbing husband (Christoph Waltz).
Steve Carell plays a multimillionaire who murders an Olympic wrestler (Mark Ruffalo) in Bennett Miller’s fact-based drama.
Magic in the Moonlight (TBA)
Woody Allen returns to France, this time a bit south of Paris, for a period comedy starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth.