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  • The Northman (2022)

    The Northman Review by Matt Anderson: It's a cold, tedious journey to redemption.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

    Spider-Man: No Way Home Review by Matt Anderson: The trouble stems from Peter himself this time around.

  • Nightmare Alley (2021)

    Nightmare Alley Review by Matt Anderson: The slow, precise journey is a hard sell with a payoff that isn’t entirely worth the effort.

  • The Lighthouse (2019)

    The Lighthouse Review by Matt Anderson: Think about how the filmmaking and presentation choices impact the material.

  • Nymphomaniac Vol. II (2014)

    Gainsbourg returns for Vol. II Review by Robert Denerstein: Von Trier continues the torment

  • Out of the Furnace (2013)

    Bale can't drive Out of the Furnace Review by Robert Denerstein: Intense acting doesn't save Furnce from the fires

  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010)

    Michael Shannon, What Have Ye Done? Review by Marty Mapes: More Lynch than Herzog, story of murder and madness feels weird

  • Antichrist (2009)

    He and She entange their body parts, but then what? Review by Robert Denerstein: Are the ideas expressed in Antichrist worth the ordeal?

  • Adam Resurrected (2008)

    Adam resurrected into Goldblum Review by Marty Mapes: The ending throws away the complexity that makes the rest of the movie so interesting

  • Inside Man (2006)

    Washington hunts (the) Inside Man Review by Matt Anderson: What exactly is going on is a mystery through much of the movie

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Inside Man is a single-disc DVD that comes packed with a trove of worthwhile supplemental features

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    Murray lives the Life Aquatic Review by Marty Mapes: Entertaining enough to earn a recommendation as a light piece of eye candy

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it

  • The Clearing (2004)

    Dafoe takes his hostage to The Clearing Review by Marty Mapes: Competent, but not brilliant, kinapping tale has a great cast

  • The Reckoning (2004)

    Paul Bettany faces The Reckoning Review by Marty Mapes

  • Finding Nemo (2003)

    Marlin and Dory hope they'll be Finding Nemo DVD review by Marty Mapes: Extra features in this two-disc set are more "clever" than interesting

    Review by Matt Anderson

  • The Boondock Saints (1999)

    Boondocks Saints lack gravitas DVD review by Matt Anderson: Judge for thyself

  • Platoon (1986)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Oliver Stone's genre-defining Vietnam movie

  • A Most Wanted Man

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Cobijn doesn't totally conquer le Carré's complicated plot

    Review by Marty Mapes: Kudos to Hoffman in this good-enough le Carré spy tale

  • John Carter

    Review by Matt Anderson: John Carter is a $250 million throwback to 1950s pulp sci-fi spectacle.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: John Carter aims at Mars, but misses