Released this week: The Cave of the Yellow Dog, The Departed, Half Nelson, Infamous, Marie Antoinette, The Quiet, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Zoom.
Half Nelson: An inspirational inner-city history teacher (Ryan Gosling) who also happens to be a cocaine addict befriends one of his students (Shareeka Epps). Director Ryan Fleck contributes street cred, Gosling a lived-in performance.
Marie Antoinette: Sofia Coppola's revisionist look at France's 18th-century queen is rarely boring. Kirsten Dunst tries to take us inside a woman who may not have had much going on inside, and somehow that's enough ' Versailles as an all-night rave leading to a really bad hangover.