Incendies: After the will of a dead mother (Lubna Azabal) discloses horrifying secrets, her grown children (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) search for her roots in a war-scarred, unnamed Middle Eastern country. This French-Canadian film is an eloquent and powerful antiwar statement.
- Marjorie Baumgarten
Thor: Banished from Asgard, realm of immortals, Marvel hero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is found in the desert by an astrophysicist (Natalie Portman). Director Kenneth Branagh brings such grandeur to the Asgard scenes that the juxtaposition with the earthbound scenes is at times jarring.
- Scott Renshaw