Matthew Lickona 2:45 p.m., Dec. 10
A rare unimportant work from the otherwise prolific and fertile mind of Michael Winterbottom. Clearly wanting to direct in as many different types of genre pictures as possible, Winterbottom has already proven to be a whiz when it comes to literary adaptations (The Killer Inside Me, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story). This picturesque update of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbevilles (set in India) must be his stab at a chick flick. Rent the Polanski instead. With Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed. 2012.
— Scott Marks