(USA) Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Niels Arestrup, Peter Mullan. Category IIA.
(USA) Written and directed by Alexander Payne. Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause. Category IIA.
A lot of things may not be as perfect as we would expect. For Matt King—who snarls “Paradise can go fuck itself!” at the very beginning of “The Descendants”—it’s the Hawaiian Eden he and his clan have resided in for generations. For me, it’s the movie they are in.
(Denmark/Sweden) Written and directed by Lars von Trier. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård. Category IIB.
(USA) Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry, Kelly Reilly. Category IIA.
(USA) Directed by David Fincher. Starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright. Category III.
(UK/USA) Directed by Sarah Smith. Voiced by James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Laura Linney. Category I.
The only thing more baffling than the fact that children believe in Santa Claus is the fact that of all the myriad books and movies that tell the legend of world’s most famous home invader, hardly any have properly addressed the most pressing question of all: just how does a fat old man squeeze down chimneys and deliver millions of presents over the course of one night?
(USA/New Zealand) Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Category I.
You can’t expect all journalism movies to be wild and engrossing like the ones adapted from Hunter S. Thompson novels, but if a film based on a legendary, adventurous cartoon series like “The Adventures of Tintin” is not even remotely as entertaining as the so-so screen version of “The Rum Diary,” you know there’s a problem there.
(USA) Written and directed by J.C. Chandor. Starring Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley. Category IIB.
(USA) Directed by Tarsem Singh. Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt, Luke Evans, Stephen Dorff. Category IIB.
(USA) Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston. Category IIB.