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  • Life Itself (2014)

    More than movies, Ebert loved Life Itself Review by Marty Mapes: One man changed the way a nation saw the movies

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Sometimes difficult, very frank documentary of a one-of-a-kind critic and newspaperman

  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    DiCaprio hunts as the Wolf of Wall Street Review by Robert Denerstein: Scorsese and DiCaprio whip up excitement, but where's the depth?

  • Hugo (2011)

    Butterfield brings Hugo to life Review by Robert Denerstein: A dreamy triumph for Scorsese

  • Shutter Island (2010)

    DiCaprio can't escape Shutter Island Review by Matt Anderson: Good Scorsese coulda been better

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Suggests more than it actually delivers

  • Shine a Light (2008)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Shine a Light turns your home into the Beacon.

  • Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (2007)

    Strummer's Future is Unwritten Review by Matt Anderson: The coolest thing is watching Joe's bandmates and friends interviewed around the campfire

  • The Departed (2006)

    Nicholson doesn't mourn The Departed Review by Marty Mapes: Another very good gangster movie from Martin Scorsese, and a faithful remake

  • The Aviator (2004)

    DiCaprio captures the good half of Aviator Hughes Review by Marty Mapes: Feels like a whole, complete movie, without oversimplifying Hughes' life

  • Shark Tale (2004)

    Smith and Zellweger get a Shark Tale makeover Review by Matt Anderson: Like sushi, will appeal to a certain taste, but most children will squirm

  • Gangs of New York (2002)

    Day-Lewis and Di Caprio lead the Gangs of New York Review by Marty Mapes: Gangs of New York is epic. The words "sweeping" and "spectacle" probably ought to be used too

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: DVD has great extras on the history and the sets, but not enough on Daniel Day-Lewis

  • My Voyage to Italy (2001)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Insightful and entertaining; keep pen and pad (or Movie Habit My Rent List) handy

  • Kundun (1997)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The almost-complete lack of extra material disappoints, but the film's color-rich glory looks great

  • New York, New York (1977)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: It's nowhere near as entertaining as stand-alone Kander & Ebb work.