Movie review capsules
Star Carey Mulligan earns her Oscar nomination in screenwriter Nick Hornby's excellent adaptation of a coming-of-age memoir. Grade: A-
"A Single Man"
As far as directorial debuts by fashion designers go, you aren't likely to see one better than Tom Ford's, a heart-stopping portrait of grief lined with hopefulness. Grade: B+
"A Town Called Panic"
Described as "Art Clokey on acid," this stop-motion extravaganza will appeal to children as well as kids at heart.
In his Golden Globe-winning new film, writer-director James Cameron once again combines brilliant imagery and grade-school-level storytelling. Grade: B-
"The Best Worst Movie"
Studio 35's latest double feature: this doc about "Troll 2," the worst movie in cinematic history (or is it a misunderstood masterpiece?), screening with "Troll 2"!
"Celine: Through the Eyes of the World"
Doc-concert film following the Canadian songbird on her Taking Chances tour, a 2008 outing that marked her first tour in nine years.
The music biopic may be a well-worn road, but this fictional tale of a grizzled country singer (Jeff Bridges) still resonates. Grade: B+
Everything you need to know about this new romantic comedy can be summed up in seven simple words: "Based on a book by Nicholas Sparks." Grade: C+
The Gateway's Late Night Movies pick is Tim Burton's biopic about a filmmaker with a passion for angora and a reputation as the worst director of all time.
"Edge of Darkness"
A complex plot prevents what could have been a taut little thriller from being anything more than an average Mel Gibson revenge flick. Grade: C
"The Lovely Bones"
Despite a great performances from Saoirse Ronan, the subject matter (the unsolved murder of a young girl) makes this a tough sell for mainstream audiences. Grade: B
A terrific war movie without a glimpse of the battlefield - gunfire is traded for raw grief as Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson's soldiers deliver news of deaths. Grade: A-
"My Name is Khan"
In the Bollywood smash, a Muslim with Asperger syndrome is detained by post-9/11 airport authorities who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior.
"Up in the Air"
Whip-smart, funny and genuinely moving - it's the perfect movie for these unemployed times, but its theme of finding connection in isolation is timeless. Grade: A
An astounding19 marquee-level stars are touted on the poster for this ensemble, following intertwined storylines on the most romantic day of the year.
Benicio Del Toro stars in a remake of the classic horror film, about a man cursed by a werewolf bite.