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Beauty and the Beast

Diamond edition adds to a top-notch film —Andrea Birgers (DVD review...)

Beauty and the Beast fall for each other

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  • The Nice Guys (2016)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Fasten the seat belt and hold on tight.

  • Gangster Squad (2013)

    Penn fights the Gangster Squad Review by Robert Denerstein: In spite of heavy gunfire, Gangster Squad misses

    Review by Matt Anderson: Thanks to some good characters and a nifty theme, Gangster Squad earns a mild recommendation.

  • The Ides of March (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Modern-day Game of Thrones

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Wallows in fashionable cynicism

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

    Gosling weans Carell from Crazy Stupid Love Review by Marty Mapes: Hit or miss screenplay should have been just "hit"

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Steve Carell joined by a talented cast in Crazy, Stupid, Love

  • All Good Things (2011)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Generally interesting but lost in the year-end shuffle

  • Blue Valentine (2010)

    Gosling sends a Blue Valentine to Williams Review by Robert Denerstein: Moments so potent they seem to put the actors at emotional risk

  • Fracture (2007)

    Hopkins' plausibility suffers a Fracture Review by Matt Anderson: A lot of talent is squandered when Fracture makes some boneheaded moves

  • Stay (2005)

    Gosling is invited to Stay Review by Marty Mapes: A gorgeous, textured, meaningful, multimedia shadow play; appreciate it as deeply as you like

  • The Believer (2002)

    Review by Heather Wadowski: The Believer deserves the acclaim it has received and the distributor it almost never got