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  • Demolition (2016)

    Gyllenhaal begins demolition on his former life Review by Robert Denerstein: Gyllenhaal's quirky, numb character isn't believable

  • The Muppets (2011)

    Animal and Kermit return in The Muppets DVD review by Andrea Birgers: A solid addition to the franchise

  • The Kingdom (2007)

    So five guys walk into a Kingdom... Review by Matt Anderson: Swings from gung-ho adventure to revenge flick to gripping thriller with mixed results

  • Breach (2007)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Manages to engage without resorting to over-the-top pyrotechnics and action

  • Syriana (2005)

    Clooney, Siddig, and Wright are on the Syriana cheat sheet Review by Risë Keller: A graduate-level lecture hall on oil politicking, Washington law and Middle-Eastern power structures

  • Capote (2005)

    Hoffman plays Capote in cold blood Review by Risë Keller: Philip Seymour Hoffman channels Truman Capote as he writes his masterwork

  • Silver City (2004)

    Chris Cooper runs for office in Silver City Review by Marty Mapes: Characters inhabit different movies, and the trademark Sayles complexity seems forced, not organic

  • Seabiscuit (2003)

    Jeff Bridges smiles at Seabiscuit Review by Risë Keller: Seabiscuit is slow out of the gate and often seems to plod predictably along

  • Adaptation (2002)

    Nic Cage evolves into Charlie Kaufman through Adaptation Review by Marty Mapes: Self-reference is one of the movie's strong suits, it's also a distraction

  • The Bourne Identity (2002)

    Damon clings to The Bourne Identity Review by Heather Wadowski: America can wait for the DVD, when it's easy to skip past its many espionage clichés

  • Lone Star (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes: John Sayles explores the complexities of living on a border

  • The Tempest

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The impeccable cast alone makes this version of The Tempest a pleasure well worth watching.