Throughout his life, John Edgar Hoover rose to power to become the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he stopped at nothing to protect his country. Having survived eight presidents and three wars, Hoover battled threats, both real and far-fetched, often breaking the rules to keep his fellow citizens out of harm's way. He was ruthless and a hero, both at the same time; the world admired him, which was his most coveted, though not tangible, reward.
"J. Edgar" through the eyes of Hoover himself shows us his private and public life and relations with those around him of a man who might as well have distorted the truth as he defended it during a lifetime devoted to embodying his own idea of justice, often influenced by the dark side of power.
A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
After a failed assassination attempt, a United States Marine finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.