Ice Age A rare non-Disney/non-DreamWorks animated smash, this prehistoric yarn features unique characters slogging through a pedestrian plotline about a group of animals helping out a human child. 1/2
Lovely & Amazing Overwhelmingly generous in spirit, this charmer about the self-doubting members of an eccentric family features a smashing turn by Emily Mortimer that might be in the running for year-end critics' citations.
Men In Black II Will Smith's easygoing swagger provides about the only lift to this hugely disappointing sequel to the 1997 smash about alien-busting government agents.
The Price of Milk This offbeat New Zealand film about a couple who undergo some unusual twists in their relationship employs that strain of cinematic whimsy known as "magical realism," the one that has wrestled countless filmmakers to the ground. This time, it works.
Scotland, PA One of Shakespeare's greatest plays becomes the latest Bard staple to be updated to modern times, but this tweaked take on Macbeth, set among conniving fast-food employees, is a labored, toothless satire whose only saving grace is Christopher Walken's sly turn as a sharp detective.