This week, there are some interesting releases from foreign shores. Germany's Rosenstrasse is the latest from Margarethe von Trotta, connecting events in Second World War Berlin with a family breakdown in contemporary New York. A South African drama of the post-apartheid period, 2001's Malunde is worth a look. So is Stella Street, although the Brit-TV collection, set in a suburban neighbourhood loaded with mock (and well-mocked) celebrities, is wildly uneven. From India comes the gay-themed comedy Mango Soufflé. The most interesting of this batch is probably Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's experimental 10, a real-time, fixed-camera feature involving female taxi passengers, each with a story to tell. If you must have mainstream fare, there's Head in the Clouds, an international mishmash starring Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, and Stuart Townsend. Even further in the clouds is Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the overlooked big-budget comic book of a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and that Jude Law fellow we've been hearing about lately. In English, but not exactly commercial as U.S. releases go, is Mean Creek, a naturalistic look at high-school bullying set in rural Oregon. We're not sure if heavy metal can be blamed for everything youth-related, but it does make for excellent viewing in Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which documents troubled years in the band's evolution.