‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’ leaps deep into fantasy and mortality when a magician makes one final bet.
Uncovering some gems in an uneven year at the movies.
As the famous detective, Robert Downey Jr. puts a grubby, fighting twist on the new ‘Sherlock Holmes’ franchise.
Tobey Maguire plays a returning vet in ‘Brothers,’ a dark drama about identity and the costs of war on the home front.
In the comedy ‘It’s Complicated,’ Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin bring intelligence and panache to their parts as a divorced couple having an affair with each other.
Technological wizardry of ‘Avatar’ is more than a gimmick and could transform filmmaking, insiders say.
In ‘Crazy Heart,’ Jeff Bridges plays a washed-up crooner who rallies – an old story told with fresh honesty.
Star-studded ‘Nine’ is a fast-moving musical about an Italian movie director with a seriously complex love life.
A portrait of Queen Victoria before she took the throne, ‘The Young Victoria’ comes across at times rather like a plodding royal pageant.
James Cameron’s long-awaited ‘Avatar’ uses the latest technology to transport viewers to the war-ridden world of Pandora and its indigenous Na’vi clan.
Colin Firth plays a college professor devastated by his partner’s death in ‘A Single Man,’ designer Tom Ford’s first foray into filmmaking.
Based on Alice Sebold’s bestseller, ‘The Lovely Bones’ turns on a murdered girl who tries to help her grieving family from beyond.
Morgan Freeman brings appropriate gravitas to his role as Mandela in ‘Invictus,’ but occasionally Clint Eastwood’s movie slips into hero worship.
Almodóvar and Cruz turn to noir in ‘Broken Embraces,’ a film within a film that draws on movie greats.
George Clooney is a high-flying corporate hatchet man in 'Up in the Air,' who ends up on a flight of self-discovery in this intelligent, charming comedy.
Capitalism gets the blame in this talking-heads documentary. But the movie review points out that 'The End of Poverty?' offers few real-world solutions.
De Niro plays a widower trying to reconnect with his children in 'Everybody's Fine,' which stumbles into sentimental territory.
The romantic comedy 'Serious Moonlight,' starring Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton, devolves into a one-room drama with a lot of yelling.
Adapted from Rebecca Miller's novel, 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' is an unconvincing exploration of one woman's complex past – and present.
Fred Wiseman turns his perceptive lens on the rigors and drama of dance in 'La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet.'