4 STARS

      Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar worthy performance in Woody Allen's updated "Streetcar Named Desire."

      3 1/2 STARS

      Rush (R) - Ron Howard's true life race car rival drama: exciting with a good message

      Wadjda - Saudi Arabian tomboy's quest for a bicycle in repressive society

      Short Term 12 - Brie Larson as a social worker with at risk teens. Powerful and realistic

      The Butler - Forest Whitaker and Oprah re-live America's civil rights struggle

      The Spectacular Now{ } - Miles Teller as high school drunk who grows up with the help of nice girl Shailene Woodley - lovely coming of age story

      3 STARS

      Elysium - Matt Damon sci-fi with some sly notes on immigration and health care

      2 1/2 STARS

      Prisoners (R) - Child abduction thriller has great power, but runs long

      Baggage Claim - Light comedy - Paula Patton as a flight attendant looking for Mr. Right{ } (Hint: He live across the hall)

      Blue Caprice (R) - Isaiah Washington plays DC sniper John Allen Mohammad - hard to watch psychological profile

      The Family (R) - Robert DeNiro and family sent to rural France as part of the witness protection program.{ } With Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones

      In a World... - Lake Bell plays a struggling voice coach trying to break into voice over work

      The World's End - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's manic world ending pub crawl

      We're the Millers - Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis impersonate a white bread middle American family to smuggle drugs

      2 STARS

      Insidious 2 - Sequel to thriller about people coming to our realm from "the other side"

      Riddick (R) - The fourth installment of Vin Diesel's sci-fi, slasher, monster movie on a strange planet