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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

    Firth leads Kingsman-wannabe Egerton Review by Robert Denerstein: Not for every taste, but this spy spoof has some kick

    Review by Matt Anderson: An amiable – and subversive – romp through spy genre tropes.

  • Interstellar (2014)

    McConaughey goes Interstellar Review by Robert Denerstein: Nolan's gigantic exercise soars and sinks

  • Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

    Kingsley runs the Stonehearst Asylum Review by Marty Mapes: Edwardian thriller offers formula instead of vision

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

    The Dark Knight returns Review by Matt Anderson: The Dark Knight returns and turns the genre on its head

  • Flawless (2008)

    Caine is Flawlessly cast as a diamond thief Review by Marty Mapes: There are better heist films, but none of them are showing at your local movie theater this month

  • The Prestige (2006)

    Caine has The Prestige Review by Matt Anderson: The Prestige is a spry magic act with a nifty final sleight of hand.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: It wouldn't have been hard to conjure up a lot more material for this DVD

  • Bewitched (2005)

    Kidman has Ferrell Bewitched Review by Matt Anderson: Doesn't take advantage of the possibilities, and has too much Ferrell

  • Batman Begins (2005)

    Bale cuts a striking figure as Batman Begins Review by Matt Anderson: Bless the bat heavens for Christopher Nolan

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Batman Begins, now on DVD, stands cape and cowl above the previous Batflicks

  • The Statement (2004)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Has the right spirit of tension, Europe-hopping, espionage, and double-crosses

  • Secondhand Lions (2003)

    Caine and Duvall shoot Secondhand Lions Review by Marty Mapes: The movie is fun, but thinking about it afterwards reveals just how sloppy it is

  • The Quiet American (2002)

    Brendand Fraser is The Quiet American to Caine's Briton Review by Risë Keller: Without drawing conclusions, the film explores many moral dimensions to people's need for the exotic

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

    Mike Myers returns as Austin Powers and Goldmember Review by Marty Mapes: Goldmember fits right in to the Austin Powers canon

  • Quills (2000)

    Review by Matt Anderson: An avenue on which the pretentious can go "slumming"

  • The Cider House Rules (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Blood and Wine (1997)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers

  • The Italian Job (1969)

    Review by Marty Mapes