Take the rosters of the first X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class and stick them in a movie and, you’d think, the result would be an overstuffed mess. You’d be wrong. Simon Kinberg’s script for X-Men: Days of Future Past takes the storyline from the fan favorite comics, rejigs them a tad and creates a far sleeker story than you would expect for a 131-minute movie. Then Bryan Singer takes that script and translates it into a movie where you actually care about the characters – plus fights and explosions and stuff!
Philosophical debate and extramarital affairs make unusual bedfellows in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which details the philosophical debate that caused the rift between Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry, and Carl Jung, the man who took Psychiatry to the next level – and also follows Jung as he becomes involved with one of his patients.