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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

Still gripping and suspenseful, more than 70 years after its initial release —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Paul Muni is a Fugitive

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    Wasikowska is trapped inside Madame Bovary Review by Robert Denerstein: Wasikowska's performance can be seen as a study in only sporadic connection

  • Love & Mercy (2015)

    Dano just needs Love & Mercy Review by Marty Mapes: Cusack opens up as a damaged Brian Wilson

  • Cosmopolis (2012)

    Pattinson rides through Cosmopolis Review by Marty Mapes: For those who like their Cronenberg thick and chewy

  • The Ides of March (2011)

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  • Win Win (2011)

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  • Duplicity (2009)

    Owen and Roberts get closer to Duplicity Review by Matt Anderson: Full of ideas about corporations and competition, but also simply fun to watch and ponder

  • Shoot 'em Up (2007)

    Owen plays a game of Shoot 'Em Up Review by Matt Anderson: A live action version of a Looney Tunes cartoon minus the biting dialogue

  • Lady in the Water (2006)

    Howard has powers as the Lady in the Water Review by Matt Anderson: There are only two problems with it, but they're both enormous: illogic and Shyamalan himself

  • Cinderella Man (2005)

    Crowe boxes like a Cinderella Man Review by Matt Anderson: Lacks the integrity and determination of its inspiration

  • Sideways (2004)

    Giamatti inspects the wine front back and Sideways Review by Marty Mapes: Not quite perfect, but full bodied with lots of subtle overtones

  • American Splendor (2003)

    Harvey Pekar lives in his American Splendor Review by Marty Mapes: A soup can is just a soup can until you hang it on a wall in an art gallery.

  • Confidence (2003)

    All it takes is a little Confidence Review by Marty Mapes: So fun and well paced that you'll be caught in its web before long