- The Artist - A black-and-white, silent film meant for mass consumption,
The Artist is a nostalgic throwback that manages to be flamboyant, clever and charming.
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- A good ol' fashioned action adventure film that's a boisterous, fun, engaging affair that will leave audiences clamoring for
- Crazy, Stupid, Love
- A rare breed of romantic comedy for 40-somethings that has humour, heart, smarts and a dramatic center.
- Drive -
An minimalist, existential version of The
Transporter, this is a finely tuned crime drama adapted from James
Sallis' novel, with a standout performance from Ryan Gosling.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
- The insanely popular fantasy franchise closes on a high note in the
most intense and its most densely packed installment.
- Jane Eyre - A vigorous, riveting drama,
and proof positive that there's always room for a good, new interpretation of old
classics - especially when led by the two terrific actors.
- Juan of the
Dead - A great example of inventive moviemaking, this Cuban-based
horror-comedy-adventure is the most fun I've ever had watching a zombie movie.
- Margin Call - A
dramatic thriller that ends up as one of the best mirrors into the world of Wall Street, and definitely one of the
- Bad-boy director von Trier sets his sights on the sci-fi bastion of the apocalyptic movie
and comes up with a movie that, while overblown, lingers way past the
- Monsieur Lazhar
- An affecting and compelling elementary-school drama without any of the typical Hollywood
cloyness, with a subtle, compelling performance by its leading man.
- Rango - With this
hodge-podge CG-animated Western homage, the team of director Verbinski and
actor Johnny Depp provide one of the funniest and coolest movies of the year, animated or
- Super 8 - The 21st
Century's answer to E.T.
- Winnie the Pooh
- Disney's latest adaptation of A. A. Milne's childhood tales is an imaginative, intelligent and thoroughly charming film that should be high on every family's viewing