January 13, 2012 This documentary follows noted game designer Richard Garriott — aka Lord British — whose father was a NASA astronaut, on his own journey to the International Space Station.
January 12, 2012 Manhattanites seeking safety from a catastrophic attack struggle for survival and supremacy in this grisly, nihilistic thriller. Critic Mark Jenkins says the characters' too-quick descent into violence mirrors the movie's own senselessness.
January 5, 2012 Director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya) adapts a classic novel by Haruki Murakami — a story of romance and remembrance in late-'60s Tokyo. (Recommended)
December 30, 2011 Kids' movies — or movies that appeal to the kid in everyone — are the only reliable moneymakers for Hollywood these days. And everybody's doing them: Freaking Martin Scorsese! Spielberg made two! Critic Mark Jenkins explains — and complains.
December 28, 2011 A triple prizewinner at the Venice Film Festival, this documentary introduces a Mexican drug-war hit man who sits, masked, in a motel room and candidly details his trade.
December 23, 2011 Set during the Bosnian War, Angelina Jolie's directorial debut is about the strained relationship between a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic) and a Bosnian captive.
December 20, 2011 David Fincher's English-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is less a reinterpretation than a reiteration — a classier, more expensive version of the lurid Swedish film that came before it.
December 14, 2011 Director Charles Evans Jr. delivers an animated documentary about a researcher's quest for an addictive ingredient as potent as nicotine — but less prone to causing heart attacks.
December 8, 2011 Money talks, and a chatty displaced worker talks back, in a French comic drama that details the clash of capital and labor — and dares to flirt with romance across the front lines.
December 1, 2011 Hunger director Steve McQueen and star Michael Fassbender reunite for a stylishly composed story about a sex addict and the sister whose own obsessions may be key to understanding his pathology.
November 22, 2011 In the early 20th century, Carl Jung uses the techniques of Sigmund Freud — and a few of his own — to treat a "hysterical" patient. Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen star.
November 17, 2011 Clips from newsreels, propaganda films and Hollywood spy dramas help flesh out a documentary about World War II double agent Juan Pujol Garcia, who sold secrets to the German high command — but was secretly working for the British.
November 10, 2011 Shot clandestinely in Iran's conservative capital, Hossein Keshavarz's ensemble drama tracks 20-somethings with taboo interests — from Western pop to extramarital sex, drugs and alcohol.
November 4, 2011 Two would-be rock-star brothers struggle to make it in the music business, while a high-school rival outpaces them — in a little outfit called U2.