Incendies

Denis Villeneuve's extraordinary exploration of the juncture where family history, religious identity, and roiling politics collide flashes back to the Middle East in the 1980s and then back again to today, as a sister and brother from Montreal trace their mother's footsteps and misfortune.

R

13 Assassins Takashi Miike's glorious samurai swordfest mixes stately feudal-Japan ritual with wild fight scenes, as a band of noble warriors go after a gleefully sadistic lord. R

The Double Hour A sublimely tricky head-spinner of a thriller, set in Turin, Italy, where a beautiful Slovenian working as a hotel maid meets up with a mysterious ex-cop. A great neo-noir. No MPAA rating