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Fury

An important milestone in the career of one of the great directors of silent and sound cinema —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Spencer Tracy feels Fritz Lang's Fury

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

    Thor: Love and Thunder Review by Matt Anderson: Bale and Portman make this one a wee little bit better than the latest string of Marvel movies.

  • Thor (2011)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Thor hammers out a very mild recommendation.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Talk loudly and carry a big hammer

  • Your Highness (2011)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A royal flop

  • Black Swan (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Ballet, horror, and psychological drama form a sensational Danse Macabre in Black Swan.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Dances its way through multiple genres with varying degrees of success

  • Brothers (2009)

    Maguire and Gyllenhaal act like Brothers Review by Robert Denerstein: Afghanistan should feel timely, but Brothers is haunted by yesterday

  • V for Vendetta (2006)

    Portman gives a V for Vendetta Review by Matt Anderson: A cautionary tale and a good, swift kick to the butts of both politicians and commoners

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The movie's great, the bonus disc is a bit of a bummer

  • Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    The Chancellor will give Anakin the Revenge of the Sith Review by Marty Mapes: One leaves the theater with a 30-year sense of closure and satisfaction

  • Garden State (2004)

    Sarsgaard, Portman and Braff slack in Garden State Review by Marty Mapes: Deadpan, melancholy, and slightly absurd, like Donnie Darko, or Igby Goes Down

  • Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (2002)

    The Star Wars family reunion on Tattooine Review by Matt Anderson: Episode II is a bit of a mixed bag, but one with more pros than cons