Released this week: A Good Year, Harsh Times, The Heart of the Game, The Return, Stranger Than Fiction, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.
A Good Year: An Englishman (Russell Crowe) inherits a vineyard in Provence and falls in love with an American woman (Marion Cotillard) who claims it's hers. Ridley Scott's film has few surprises but gets by on charm.
Harsh Times: In this phantasmagoric trip through L.A., two friends (Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez) spiral into an abyss of moral vacancy. The acting is vivid, and the film keeps its fingers wrapped tightly around viewers' throats.