'Freeheld' (October 2nd)
Ellen Page has been trying to get this true story about lesbian rights made for six years. Now it's here with Page as Stacie Andree, the domestic partner of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a New Jersey police officer with terminal cancer fighting the county's board of freeholders to pass on her pension benefits to Stacee. "Julianne is so fucking badass," says Page. True that. The same applies to this dynamite movie, directed by Peter Sollett from a script by Ron Nyswaner, that allows both of these extraordinary actresses to keep the politics personal.