(USA) Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Édgar Ramírez. Category IIB.
The movie gods probably have better reasons to be wrathful than the Titans, but at this point, to discuss why a sequel to “Clash of the Titans” needs to exist or what the Greeks have done to deserve having their ancient cultural legacy bastardized over and over again like this would be futile.
(USA) Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth. Category IIB.
(France/Germany) Comedy/Drama. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly. Category IIA.
(UK) Drama/Biography. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant. Category IIA.
(UK/USA) Directed and co-written by Lynne Ramsay. Starring Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, John C. Reilly, Jasper Newell. Category IIB.
In the aftermath of her son’s atrocious act of violence, a mother consumed by grief and guilt can’t help but obsessively relive the past, trying to figure out what she might have done wrong. Her agonizing memories and contemplations are the subject of “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” writer-director Lynne Ramsay’s first film in nine years, which proves to be worth the long wait.
(USA) Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Sasha Baron Cohen, Chloë Grace Moretz. Category I.
(USA) Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright. Category IIA.
I hardly know anything about baseball. The closest I’ve gotten to the sport is doing an interview with Willie Mays during the 2007 San Francisco All-Star Game and having a boyfriend who played baseball for 10 years. Unfortunately, neither got me interested in the game. So trust me when I say that you don’t have to be a baseball fan to understand and enjoy “Moneyball.”
(UK/USA) Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Toby Jones. Category IIA.
(USA/UK) Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Caleb Landry Jones, Lukas Haas. Category IIB.
(USA) Directed by George Clooney. Starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei. Category IIB.
“Beware the ides of March!”—a soothsayer’s warning to Julius Caesar tells us that the political game has been dirty since before the birth of Christ. So when George Clooney treats such common knowledge as a revelation in his hit-and-miss political drama, viewers are unlikely to find themselves blown away.