* 13 Assassins, samurai slaughter from Takashi Miike.
* Beginners, Mike Mills' exploration of mortality, love, and depression will catch you off guard. Naturally quirky and moving, it stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Melanie Laurent.
* Green Lantern. You will believe that space can be realllllly boring. And Earth. And everything else.
* Larry Crowne. This weekend, you can watch cars transform into robots, or you can let Tom Hanks transform your cold, dead heart into something living again. Your call.
* Midnight in Paris, everything old is new again in Woody Allen's delightful return to form.
* Submarine, a quirky, heartfelt coming-of-age drama set in Wales.
* The Tree of Life, in which Terrence Malick wrestles with the universe, the All Father, and all fathers.
* The Trip, Steve Coogan on a very funny roadtrip with his pal Rob Brydon. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
* X-Men: First Class: Hey, man, that's a groovy mutation, but the movie's kind of a piece of crap.
* BLAST!, a science documentary about sending a telescope up into the sky on a balloon to look at the stars.
* Carancho, an Argentinian twist on crime and romance, from the people who brought us Lion's Den.
* The Cocoanuts, yuck it up with Los Bros. Marx in their 1929 debut.
* Despair, a Vladimir Nabokov adaptation from writer Tom Stoppard and director Rainer Werner Fassbender, starring Dirk Bogarde. And it's as weird as that combination would suggest.
* Eight Iron Men, a WWII variation on the "chamber room drama" that never quite takes off. From Edward Dmytryk and Stanley Kramer.
* The Goddess, Paddy Chayefsky wrote this thinly veiled portrait of a Marilyn Monroe-type actress, played by Kim Stanley. Interesting, if not entirely successful.
* Laila, a silent Norwegian epic from 1929.
* Man from Del Rio, starring Antony Quinn as a Mexican sheriff in a racially progressive 1950s western.
* The Man in the Net, starring Alan Ladd, directed by Michael Curtiz. Read the review that one fan called "a classic example of...uninformed arrogance" and inspired him to suggest I "take up something else to while away your time or attend a junior college film class."
* Marriage Italian Style, a strangely dark, yet intriguing, romantic "comedy" from Vittorio De Sica, reteaming Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
* Never Apologize, Malcolm McDowell's one-man show in remembrence of director Lindsay Anderson.
* New York, New York, Martin Scorsese's notorious 1977 musical mash-up of new and old styles, starring De Niro and Minnelli.
* Public Speaking, Martin Scorsese's documentary about author Fran Lebowitz. Engaging and funny.
* The Romantic Englishwoman, Joseph Losey directing a Tom Stoppard script about Glenda Jackson's aching loins. And Michael Caine yells a lot.
* The Sacrifice, a beautifully remastered new edition of Andrei Tarkovsky's final film.
* Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...Season 2, a second go-around with the maestro.
* Vera Cruz, Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper shoot up Mexico in a film by Robert Aldrich.
* Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour, a concert documentary about the influential feminist punk band. The DVD includes a ton of great bonus features.
* Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a trio of themed stories from director Vittorio De Sica and actors Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren.