Anthony Minghellas Breaking and Entering is less sprawling than his previous movies but equally ambitious.
The Pursuit of Happyness, Gabriele Muccino’s feel-good winter film, may be cobbled together from the real-life story of Chris Gardner, but the film itself feels a little stale, a San Francisco retread of Kramer vs. Kramer. Luckily — and I never thought I would be one to say this — the film has superstar Will Smith in its corner.
Alejandro González Iñárritus sprawling Babel forsakes character for story.
Jennifer Garner gives a great performance in Catch and Release but the film doesn’t do right by her.
Children of Men a haunting and gorgeous view of bleak times is a must-see.
The W. Somerset Maugham story The Painted Veil gets yet another screen adaptation, this time directed by John Curran.