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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Joan Allen

  • Yes (2005)

    Abkarian and Allen both say Yes Review by Marty Mapes: Asking leads to talking, and through talking we connect

  • The Upside of Anger (2005)

    Costner and Allen find an Upside to Anger Review by Marty Mapes: Entertainment for grownups, a la James L. Brooks

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

    Matt Damon shows them his Bourne Supremacy Review by Marty Mapes: The pacing is lively, yet still easy to follow

  • The Contender (2000)

    Gary Oldman fights The Contender Review by Marty Mapes: Political story of integrity survives its own sellout ending