Shrek Forever After (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)
"The picture, reduced to a black-and-white kind of manhunt, is visually black-and-white as well. It's set in the snowy landscape of rural Sweden, where the self-effacing and pale-faced Blomkvist blends into the wintry scenes. "
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
The Last Station (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
"I understand the metaphor: Director Contini turns his experiences into movies, often suppressing gritty realities and whipping up elaborate, emotionally hollow fantasies. I just wish director Marshall hadn't done the same thing. "
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Messenger (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
"It's strictly for devotees who won't balk at plot absurdities, clunky dialogue and patchy characterizations. I suspect loyalists will be pleased, but I can't imagine anyone else wanting to jump into the tale here. "
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
The Boys Are Back (2009)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Julie & Julia (2009)
"Harry must enter the mists in anxiety and emerge stronger. Everything about his world is uncertain, not to be trusted - and who among us hasn't felt the same way, even if witches didn't lurk around our corners? "
District 9 (2009)
The Soloist (2009)
Chatham (The Golden Boys) (2009)
Observe and Report (2009)
"You can't root for Ronnie. You can't identify with him. You can't hope he gets the girl - any girl -- or the police job or even the crook. But you may want to look on with stunned fascination as he ticks away, ready to explode. "
Two Lovers (2008)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
I Love You, Man (2009)
Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008)
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
"This would be more than enough material for any self-respecting romantic comedy-drama, but director Ken Kwapis and writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein think they're making the kind of statement that needs to be dragged out to 125 minutes. "
The Wrestler (2008)
Chandni Chowk To China (2009)
"Chandni Chowk is the kind of madness to which you surrender unconditionally or not at all. You'll find the trans-Asian journey from the market street in Delhi to the tyrannized village in China bewitching or bewildering, with little room in between. "
Last Chance Harvey (2009)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
"Director Sam Mendes, who covered similar ground in American Beauty, evokes the Eisenhower years in every detail and sets a reasonable pace for the script. Yet the path is so familiar that not a step along it takes us by surprise. "
Gran Torino (2009)
"If Frost/Nixon were merely a beautifully shaped re-creation of a moment in history it would be worth a look. But as a reminder of the world we live in 31 years later, it's as sadly topical as any documentary about the Iraq War. "
The Reader (2008)