Be it the grand scale, the inflamed passions, or their universal themes, romantic epics have traditionally made for some of the most irresistible Oscar bait. That trend has been somewhat bucked in recent years, but there's something about the stillness of winter that feels like the proper time to sit down with some globe-spanning, heart-rending sagas. (Pictured: Out of Africa)
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Psychological Thriller - Rated NR - 90 Minutes - 2013
One of the most creative and versatile genre filmmakers working today, Ben Wheatley takes horror to psychotropic new heights in this hallucinogenic period piece with a haunting soundtrack, and plentiful flashes of dark humor. Beware the mushroom circle.