* Chronicle, a "found footage" superhero movie that could have just as easily stayed lost.
* Le Havre, Aki Kauirsmäki's newest has a familiar quirkiness, and not necessarily in a nourishing way.
* The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of my Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby, a documentary as unwieldy as its title. Colby remains as much a mystery in the end as he was at the start.
* A Separation, Asghar Farhadi's remarkable Iranian family drama.
* The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe's turn as the victim of an old-fashioned ghost story in this Hammer horror production.
* A Beautiful Life, Andrew Lau's melodramatic romance picture starring Shu Qi as a woman learning to love.
* The Big Country, a uniquely masculine western with Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston.
* Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season, an awesome Blu-Ray packaging of the Scorsese-helmed Prohibition-based television show.
* The English Patient, a sweeping epic spanning two timelines, though the one with Juliette Binoche is better than the more famous romantic storyline.
* Film Socialisme, Godard's most recent intellectual puzzler.
* Love Story: If love is never having to say you're sorry, but I hated this movie, doesn't someone still owe me an apology?
* Outrage: Way of the Yakuza, Takeshi Kitano enacting a bloody chess game with all the boredom of real chess.
* The Piano, Jane Campion's literary romance, starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, and a young Anna Paquin. (Get prepared to feel a little creepy, True Blood fans!)