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  • The French Dispatch (2021)

    The French Dispatch Review by Matt Anderson: If it’s a self-indulgence at first, it soon after becomes a shared indulgence.

  • Hail, Caesar! (2016)

    The Coen Brothers Hail Caesar! Review by Matt Anderson: The Coen Brothers prove they've still got their satirical Midas touch.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Only enjoyable in bits and pieces, in spite of a great cast

  • Friends with Money (2006)

    Aniston admires her Friends with Money Review by Marty Mapes: The astral conjunction never quite happened

  • North Country (2005)

    Theron brings power to miners in the North Country Review by Marty Mapes: A strong film with much to recommend it, even if we've seen the same movie before

  • Laurel Canyon (2003)

    McDormand stayed in Laurel Canyon Review by Marty Mapes: Laurel Canyon gets off to a shaky start, but its characters soon come to life

  • City by the Sea (2002)

    De Niro and McDormand visit the City by the Sea Review by Marty Mapes: De Niro salvages what is otherwise just another conventional cop drama

  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

    Thornton and Gandolfini face The Man Who Wasn't There Review by Richard Sharp: May be the Coen Brother's best film yet

  • Almost Famous (2000)

    Patrick Fugit is Almost Famous Review by Matt Anderson: A movie with heart, one of the best of 2000

    DVD review by Risë Keller: Director Cameron Crowe extends his autobiographical homage to 70s rock

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland Review by Matt Anderson: This is one movie that gets more rewarding as the layers are peeled away.