As each fall season brings the year’s Academy Award-vying Oscar hopeful films, so to brings AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi, which CINEMACY attended this former weekend. Held in the heart of Hollywood at (formerly Grauman’s) TCL Chinese Theatre, the film festival features an impressive range of diverse films and special events, where new American Independent films play alongside documentaries from the Netherlands and feature-length narratives from China, and beyond. The festival’s opening night film this past Thursday was the highly anticipated drama By The Sea, directed by Angelina Jolie who also co-stars alongside her husband, Brad Pitt. The closing film premiers on Thursday and is another hyped title, The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling.

Once again, the CINEMACY team set out to cover a wide variety of different films this year, look for our reviews throughout the week, and even a few of these titles to come out in theaters soon!