Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray reteam, after their lovely vignette in Coffee and Cigarettes.
The last of the summer’s three Werner Herzog docs. Hooray for Herzogapalooza!
How high will Jessica Simpson’s Daisy Dukes go?
A subtle, artful film that introduces a southern guy (Alessandro Nivola) who moves to a city, then travels back home with his gallery-owner wife.
The Pink Panther
Steve Martin is probably the only contemporary comedian who could make you set aside your memories of Peter Sellers.
Shaw brothers’ kung-fu films
BAMcinématek screens nine of the Shaw Brothers Studios’ high-kicking martial-arts classics.
An achingly beautiful meditation on love and loss. (See also: Hong Kong Heartthrob Tony Leung)
John Singleton conjures the month’s most improbable cast: Mark Wahlberg and OutKast’s André Benjamin, as brothers.
Ian McKellen, marvelously sinister as a ward’s master puppeteer.
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Daily Show and The Office star Steve Carrell continues witty, ironic silliness as the title character.
Wes Craven plucks all our terrorism fears with an airline thriller.
Romance & Cigarettes
A musical that may be the most outlandish indie of the season. (See also: James Gandolfini: The Fat Man Sings)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Nobody does bloody retribution better than Korea’s Park Chanwook.
The talking-pigeon ’toon.