Movie ReviewsReviews of new movies, classic and art films, foreign films, and popular movies. Featuring Bob Mondello, Kenneth Turan, David Edelstein, and Mark Jenkins.
Mad Men: Florian Lucas and Benno Furmann play German mountaineers Andi Hinterstoisser and Toni Kurz — daredevil climbers who set out to scale the North Face of Switzerland's Eiger Peak, also known as the "Murder Wall."
Music Box Films
The Fury Of Revelation: Mel Gibson plays a police detective out to solve the murder of his only daughter — and unearthing corporate cover-ups and government conspiracies in the process.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Unlikely Couple: An alienated soccer star from the Palestinian city of Nablus, Tarek (Shredi Jabarin, foreground) meets Keren (Hili Yalon) near a bustling market in Tel Aviv — where Tarek, in an effort to save his father, intends to blow himself up.
A Tour Of The Inferno: Insurance-fraud investigator John Alighieri (Steve Buscemi, left) wanders the Nevada desert in search of the truth behind a stripper's auto accident. Romany Malco plays his guide, Virgil.
Heart Of The Matter: Actor Brendan Fraser (with Diego Velazquez) plays John Crowley, whose American dream shatters when his children are diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease.
King Of The World: Jake Taylor (Randy Wayne) is a basketball star who seems to have it all — the girl, the bod, the scholarship — until the suicide of a childhood friend turns his life upside down.
New Song Pictures
Descent Of A Man: After the loss of his daughter Annie (Martha West), the naturalist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) found the strength to order his ideas about nature into the landmark treatise On the Origin of Species.
Liam Daniel/Newmarket Films
Minor Penalty: Hockey player Derek (Dwayne Johnson) tells his girlfriend's 6-year-old that there's no such thing as molar-collecting fairies — and gets smacked around by Julie Andrews as a result.
20th Century Fox
First-time actress Katie Jarvis plays 15-year-old Mia, a confused and troubled teen. Critic David Edelstein says casting a nonactor can sometimes be just a stunt — but director Andrea Arnold hit the jackpot with Jarvis.
In Fish Tank, 18-year-old Katie Jarvis makes her acting debut as Mia, who responds to the roughness and randomness of her neighborhood by making as much trouble as she encounters.