Topic: Laurent Cantet
A new version of a Henry James novel and a Shakespeare adaptation by Joss Whedon were standouts.
The Monitor's critic sorts through what he sat through this year.
Director Kurosawa's bleak tale of a Japanese family unraveling after the father loses his job is painstakingly observed – and scary.
Docudrama superbly explores the interplay of a teacher and his racially mixed students in Paris classroom.