Movie critic Ann Hornaday's picks for spring 2010

By Ann Hornaday
Sunday, January 31, 2010


5 -- "The Secret to a Happy Ending": A must-see for any fan of the Drive-By Truckers, and if you're not a fan you should be. (One night only at AFI.)

5 -- "Fish Tank": Andrea Arnold's disquieting portrait of a 15-year-old girl coming of age in working-class England is both frank and hauntingly poetic.

12 -- "The Wolfman": Casting Benicio Del Toro might just elevate the project from its kitsch potential.


5 -- "Alice in Wonderland 3-D": Even if some viewers are just about over the 3-D craze, it's still worth finding out what Tim Burton will do with it.

12 -- "A Prophet": Jacques Audiard's film about a young Arab man sent to a French prison won the grand prize at last year's Cannes film festival.

12 -- "Green Zone": Paul Greengrass's adaptation of Rajiv Chandrasekaran's Iraq war book has all the earmarks of a smart, sophisticated military thriller.

19 -- "The Art of the Steal": The story of Albert Barnes, his breathtaking art collection and the fight over where it will reside should lead viewers on an eccentric, riveting ride.

26 -- "The Eclipse": Conor McPherson's eerie story of a widower and his brush with the supernatural has the amazing dual effect of being both sweetly moving and really creepy.


7 -- "Iron Man 2": The sequel we wanted to see almost immediately after the first movie.


18 -- "Toy Story 3": By this time most franchises have gone hopelessly stale, but the combination of Woody, Buzz and their faithful stewards at Pixar should prove winning again.

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