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— Orson Welles, The Third Man

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Human Capital

Italian film weaves three lives from different social strata into a complex whole —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • Eye in the Sky (2016)

    Mirren uses her Eye in the Sky Review by Robert Denerstein: Drone warfare movie leaves you saddened and shaken

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

    Harry gets his Goodfellas ending Review by Marty Mapes: Satisfying

    Review by Robert Denerstein: The series deserves a hearty round of applause

  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    Depp's hatter is mad about Alice in Wonderland Review by Matt Anderson: A Tim Burton movie is a unique and visually exciting work of art

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Tim Burton's most visually ambitious movie to date deserves a Blu-ray release with much more much

  • Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

    Depp goes for the jugular as Sweeney Todd Review by Matt Anderson: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp go for the jugular

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    Radcliffe joins The Order of the Phoenix Review by Marty Mapes: Another jumble of special effects, plot shards, celebrity cameos, and sometimes-impressive imagery

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2007)

    Whishaw gets a whiff of Perfume Review by Marty Mapes: We want to root for him, but he is more of a villain. The dichotomy is savory.

  • Love Actually (2003)

    Hugh Grant believes in Love Actually Review by Marty Mapes: The sentiment is in earnest, so lovers take heart

  • The Search for John Gissing (2001)

    Rickman tries to foil the Search for John Gissing Review by Marty Mapes: A serviceable comedy; uneven, but offers laughs throughout and doesn't make any serious mistakes

  • Galaxy Quest (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes