An homage to buddy-cop movies, ‘Cop Out’ tends to fall flat on comedy as well as character chemistry.
A horror remake, ‘The Crazies’ doesn’t stint on scare tactics and gore.
A crime film set in an Israeli town, 'Ajami' captures with great honesty and energy some of the ethnic snarls between Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
Based on Dennis Lehane’s book, ‘Shutter Island’ uses all the classic horror-film pyrotechnics and old-school frights to build a paranoid atmosphere.
Roman Polanski’s thriller ‘The Ghost Writer’ carries his trademark cruel humor and pervasive dread.
‘Happy Tears’ is a dysfunctional family drama with life lessons thrown in at regular intervals.
Inspired by Greek mythology, ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ is a fun, fast-moving adventure spun around the life of demigod kids.
Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins star in this brooding remake of the 1940s horror classic, ‘The Wolf Man.’
Despite a star-studded cast, ‘Valentine’s Day’ stumbles into predictable territory.
Penned in by circumstance, a teenager finds ways to rebel in this bleak look at adolescence in 'Fish Tank.'
'Mine' is a moving documentary about rescuing abandoned animals in the wake of the Katrina hurricane in New Orleans.
Set in the ghettos of Paris, ‘District 13: Ultimatum’ is an action-packed drama that pits an urban gang against government thugs.
Adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel, ‘Dear John’ is a romantic drama with a weepy undertow.
John Travolta stars in ‘From Paris With Love,’ a comedy-thriller-action movie that falls short on all three counts.
But some fresh faces appear in the Best Actress category with Carey Mulligan (‘An Education’) and Gabourey Sidibe (‘Precious’).
Documentaries were the winners this year with films about Pat Tillman, cane toads, and a cautionary tale about Facebook called ‘Catfish.'
In 'The Girl on the Train,' Catherine Deneuve plays the mother of a young girl who fakes an anti-Semitic attack and creates a media furor.
Set in Romania, ‘Police, Adjective’ is a cerebral thriller that takes a witty, dry look at the nature of postcommunist justice.
Charles Darwin’s family life and inner struggles are explored in 'Creation,' a look at the man behind 'The Origin of Species.'
Harrison Ford plays a curmudgeonly scientist in ‘Extraordinary Measures,’ an optimistic race-for-a-cure movie that largely sidesteps controversial Big Pharma issues.