With “Harry Potter” vanishing and “Twilight” fading, "The Hunger Games" is Hollywood's new feast for young fantasy fans.
THE HUNGER GAMES
With “Harry Potter” vanishing and “Twilight” fading, Hollywood prepares a new feast for young fantasy fans by serving up the first of Suzanne Collins’ novels about a teenage girl (Jennifer Lawrence) fighting for love and survival in a despotic world. Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit”) directs.
In this Oscar-nominated dramedy from Israel, a father and son, both professors in Talmudic studies, indulge their bitter rivalry after one of them wins a coveted award.
THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAY
Director Marie Losier profiles performance artist Genesis P-Orridge, who undergoes sexual reassignment surgery to look more like his great love, the dominatrix Lady Jaye.
This espionage thriller from director Ismaël Ferroukhi chronicles the adventures of a small-time Algerian criminal (Tahar Rahim from “A Prophet”) who avoids jail by agreeing to help the French police spy on a Paris mosque that might be harboring Jewish refugees during World War II.
Audrey Tautou (“Amélie”) stars in this French rom-com from directors David and Stéphane Foenkinos about a widowed Parisian executive who is pulled from the clutches of grief by one of her most remarkably underwhelming underlings.