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.
In 'The Last Station,' Leo Tolstoy's domestic life and epic marriage is the story.
‘Waiting for Armageddon’ documentary examines the beliefs of the 50-million strong evangelical community who believe the biblical prophecy is imminent.
Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel explores his past in this warm tribute, ‘In Search of Memory.’
Another postapocalyptic adventure, ‘The Book of Eli’ stars Denzel Washington as a pacifist warrior who becomes a sort of messianic figure.
This Belgian gem, 'A Town Called Panic,' is not just for children.
‘Youth in Revolt’ brings C.D Payne’s books to the big screen.
In ‘Wonderful World,’ Matthew Broderick plays a drab pessimist whose life perks up with the arrival of his roommate’s sister.
‘Leap Year’ is a comfy fantasy whose final destination is obvious.
The best of the decade include foreign fare and some American classics such as ‘Sideways’ and ‘No Country for Old Men.’
Adapted from a Tennessee Williams screenplay, ‘The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’ comes across as stylized and clunky.
With harrowing echoes of ‘The Crucible,’ ‘The White Ribbon’ details the dark, unexplained happenings in a German village before World War I.