'Suffragette' stars Mulligan as a factory worker who has her eyes opened to the possibility of rallying for her rights. The confrontations are uninspiringly rendered and the film's production values are stagey but director Sarah Gavron wisely keeps Mulligan front and center.
Rylance is arguably the most acclaimed stage actor in the world, but he may not be familiar to some moviegoers who go see 'Bridge.' 'Seldom has an actor been around for so many distinguished years on the stage and yet had not been fully discovered for the screen,' Spielberg said of Rylance.
'Truth' stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Blanchett as former CBS News producer Mary Mapes. It follows CBS News's reporting of then-President George W. Bush’s murkily documented Vietnam-era career in the Air National Guard.
'Jobs' was adapted by Sorkin from the biography of the same name by Walter Isaacson. The film stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, one of Jobs' co-workers.
'Pan' stars Levi Miller in the title role and is a prequel to the story we know, with Peter arriving in Neverland for the first time, learning to fly, and facing off with the pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman).
'The Walk' stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit, who hoisted a wire between the just-completed Twin Towers and walked between them. The movie depiction of the stunt comes with the vertigo-inducing 3-D sensation of being 110 stories in the air.
Shannon gives a performance of great subtlety and depth as a police officer whose longtime partner, Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), tries to sign over her pension benefits to her much younger life partner.