In this true story, the affair between a slave and a Royal Navy admiral produces a daughter (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, near left). Raised by an aristocratic uncle, she copes with a racist society—and helps end slavery in Britain.
Jack's back. Kiefer Sutherland (left) returns in the Fox hit for a 12-episode run as agent Jack Bauer. The latest 24-hour global crisis unspools in London, where he has been living in exile the past four years.
On her first album of originals in 13 years, Natalie Merchant, the former 10,000 Maniacs vocalist, displays her distinctive alto on lyrical character studies (“Texas,” “Black Sheep”) and meditations on our troubling world (“It’s A-Coming,” “The End”).
Vive l’amour! Twelve years after we met them in L’Auberge Espagnole, the lovers played by Audrey Tautou (Amélie) and Romain Duris (with Tautou, right) cross pathsagain, in America, in this romantic comedy.
Three idealistic ecoterrorists (Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Eisenberg, right) plot to blow up a dam in this slow-burn thriller from contemplative director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy).