Daybreakers: In a community of vampires, rebel Ethan Hawke tries to find a cure for bloodsucking. The film is ingeniously conceived and designed, with memorable images and philosophical flourishes.
- Kimberley Jones
North Face: In 1936, a pair of insouciant mountain climbers (Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas) compete to scale the unconquered north face of a peak in the Alps. The climbing sequences are stunning and devastating, and squalid Nazi politics hang over everything.
- Kenneth Burns