Writer/Director Adam McKay (Step Brothers) offers a quasi-biopic/in-your-face-mockumentary look at the life and legacy of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice. Starring Christian Bale (Reign of Fire), Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning), Steve Carell (Melinda and Melinda), and Sam Rockwell (The Search for One-Eye Jimmy), this film definitely wears its heart on its sleeve.
Writer/Director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) unleashes Frances McDormand (Fargo) in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDormand plays a mother, burning with rage and loss who challenges the status quo and pushes the local law (played by Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell). The film is nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture.