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— Jeffrey Jones, Ravenous

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Spike Jonze

  • 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?

  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    Jonze takes us to Where the Wild Things Are Review by Robert Denerstein: These hulking creatures tend to grow on you

  • The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The Work of Director Spike Jonze demystifies him. He's not a freak or a mad genius.

  • Adaptation (2002)

    Nic Cage evolves into Charlie Kaufman through Adaptation Review by Marty Mapes: Self-reference is one of the movie's strong suits, it's also a distraction

  • Being John Malkovich (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The best film of 1999, a surreal comedy, fresh and original