Best of Fall 2013: the season’s three best auteur films

Best of Fall 2013: the season’s three best auteur films

Summer is for blockbusters, autumn is for auteurs. This fall, three acclaimed directors bring their signature visions to the big screen

Best of Fall 2013: For Your Consideration
Best of Fall 2013 Movies: Martin Scorsese: The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese: The Wolf of Wall Street
Film’s tiny, fast-talking king directs his post–De Niro muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a flamboyant, beyond-rich stockbroker caught in a web of corruption. Cue the Stones tunes. Nov. 15.

Best of Fall 2013 Movies: Paul Greengrass: Captain Phillips
Paul Greengrass: Captain Phillips
The former Bourne director, who gave action movies a shot in the arm, directs the tense, true-life story of the 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates. Tom Hanks, as the eponymous captain, keeps his crew safe as he awaits his inevitable Oscar nom. Oct. 11.

Best of Fall 2013 Movies: Spike Jonze: Her
Spike Jonze: Her
The twisted mind behind Being John Malkovich and Where the Wild Things Are directs the equally weird Joaquin Phoenix as a nerd who falls in love with a computer’s voice (with Scarlett Johansson as the sexiest OS ever). Nov. 20.

By Andrew D’Cruz, Sue Carter Flinn, Emily Landau, Alison Mah, Jason McBride, Courtney Shea, Stéphanie Verge, Chris Webster and Nathan Whitlock | Photographs: Scorsese, Wall Street, Jonze, Reign by Getty Images; Her courtesy of Warner Brothers; Captain Phillips, Greengrass courtesy of Sony