'Persepolis' tells the story of an Iranian girl caught between two warring cultures.
'Cassandra's Dream,' starring Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell, explores the seamy underside of upper-class British culture. But what we're left with is more ordinary than horrifying.
In Anne Fletcher's '27 Dresses,' Katherine Heigl is always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
New Zealand's 'Eagle vs. Shark' is on the wrong side of quirky, an Italian family immigrates to America in 'The Golden Door.'
'Cloverfield' lays waste to New York City in just 85 minutes; 'Mad Money' offers heist hijinks at a Federal Reserve Bank.
Russell Crowe and Christian Bale square off in an updated Western full of familiar tropes, now on DVD.
The documentary is a profound reminder of the scale of Japan's early 20th-century massacre.
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson team up for a clunky story about two seniors trying to live it up before it's too late.
John Sayles struggles to establish – and maintain – an authentic rhythm in a film about the roots of rock 'n' roll in the South.
'There Will Be Blood,' a story about the rise and fall of a robber baron, isn't the year's best film. But it's certainly the strangest – and compelling, at that.
'The Kingdom' offers up a foreign-policy lesson amid lots of gunfire. A London woman becomes deeply enmeshed in the inner workings of the Russian mafia in 'Eastern Promises.'
'The Orphanage,' a Spanish horror film, delivers more goose bumps than anything Hollywood has served up in years. And "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep," follows the adventures of Crusoe, a gigantic, cuddly creature.