The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: In a Jaipur, India, retirement home, seven aging Brits turn into happy campers. The award-winning British thespians (Maggie Smith, Judi Dench) are so delightful that it's easy to forget their characters' illogical transformations.
- Marjorie Baumgarten
The Cabin in the Woods: College students head out for a weekend of fun at a lake house in this utterly distinctive, graphic, terrifically funny riff on horror film tropes.
- Scott Renshaw