18. The Theory of Everything
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Synopsis: A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
Eddie Redmayne is quite simply astonishing as Stephan Hawking. His performance is of the highest quality; perfectly rounded, incredibly moving and eloquent. Director James Marsh creates an environment the actors are allowed to flourish in. Although the movie is a fairly standard against-all-odds biography and features some formulaic scenes, it's a movie that asks us questions regarding love and life, the same way Hawking asks of the universe. — James Arthur Armstrong