Filmed in Botswana, ‘The Last Lions’ is a haunting portrait of a mother defending her young.
In 'Hall Pass,' two husbands plunge into chasing women after being granted a week off from their marriages by their wives in this crass comedy.
Montreal-based drama 'Heartbeats' is a modern take on the love triangle with a hipper twist.
Oscar predictions 2011: The Monitor's film critic Peter Rainer picks which movies, and which actors, should win in five major Oscar categories. Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best documentary. Do you agree?
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the youngest to have hosted the Oscars. The choice has people guessing: Why were Franco and Hathaway chosen to host the 83rd annual Academy Awards? And why two hosts?
Set in Bolivia, 'Even the Rain' equates the struggles of the country's modern-day peasants to those of Columbus's day in a sort of elergy to the oppressed.
Halle Berry gives a gutsy performance as Frankie Murdoch in 'Frankie and Alice,' the story of a stripper with multiple personality disorder.
'Vidal Sassoon: The Movie' offers a carefully coiffed look into the life of the legendary hairdresser.
In the high-stakes thriller 'Unknown,' Liam Neeson plays a biotech scientist chasing down shadowy terrorists.
The comedy 'Cedar Rapids' takes an inordinate number of wrong turns, but it also has an inordinate number of good laughs mixed in with the not-so-good ones.
Doggedness and serendipity set up a small film's big success.
However you slice it, 'The Eagle' is hokum, but modern-day Scots may get a kick out of the film’s depiction of their ancestors.
Adam Sandler plays a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in 'Just Go With It,' a fumbling comedy that could have benefitted from surgical reconstruction.
'Cold Weather' director Aaron Katz has a marvelous feel for the drizzly spaciousness of Portland, and the film has an unfussy, unforced pokiness that’s very pleasing.
Vladan Nikolic's 'Zenith' doesn't always work, but at least it has interesting ambitions, including some sort of parallel existence on interactive websites.
Director Don Roos has transformed the book 'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits' into a marital melodrama that resembles a Woody Allen movie but lacks humor.
The sole redeeming virtue of 'Waiting for Forever' is that it's not effective enough to make us buy its misguided point of view.
If the only real reason to see 'Avatar' was the 3-D effects, 'Sanctum' raises the opposite question: Does the 3-D add all that much to the experience?
'Biutiful' could almost stand as a parody of the pessimism of director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The marvelous actress Jeon Do-yeon is the star of 'The Housemaid,' a deliciously perverse remake of the classic Korean thriller.