AMERICAN SNIPER
2014, Dir: Clint Eastwood

AMERICAN SNIPER stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname "Legend." However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to "leave no one behind." But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Clint Eastwood directed Jason Hall’s screenplay, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan and is produced in association with Village Roadshow Pictures.


AMERICAN HUSTLE
2013, Sony Pictures, 138 min, USA, Dir: David O. Russell

Partially inspired by the late 1970s ABSCAM sting, this complex crime story stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as a pair of con artists caught up in FBI agent Bradley Cooper's attempts to bring down a shifty New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner). Arab Sheikhs, mob bosses and missing millions figure into the plan, which will keep audiences guessing right to the end. With Jennifer Lawrence and Louis C.K. "AMERICAN HUSTLE is an urban eruption of flat-out fun - the sharpest, most exhilarating comedy in years. Anyone who says otherwise must be conning you." - Richard Corliss, Time.


THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
2013, Focus Features, 141 min, USA, Dir: Derek Cianfrance

When motorcycle stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling) discovers he’s become a father, he looks for a more lucrative line of work than the carnival circuit - and finds it in bank robbery. His crimes provide officer Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper) with the opportunity to rise above a corruption-riddled police force - but Cross has a son as well, and the two boys forge a fateful connection. Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta costar in this ambitious multi-generational crime drama. “A sprawling, engaging study in fathers, sons and sins.” - Mary Pols, Time Magazine


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