'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)' (Oct. 13th)
Who says Adam Sandler can't get respect? He can here. In Noah Baumbach's comedy-drama, Sandler plays the neglected son (Ben Stiller plays the favored one) of a semi-famous New York scultptor (a fine, flinty Dustin Hoffman). In his best performance since Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 Punch-Drunk Love, the comedian shows there's a real actor behind the clown act he's turned into a successful industry. So bravo to Sandler and a funny, touching and vital film that gets the details right.