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The American Astronaut

A cult phenom, with the longest mis-told joke and The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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Jude Law

  • Black Sea (2015)

    Law dives into the Black Sea Review by Robert Denerstein: Tension on a run-down submarine isn't perfect, but it's good enough

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Fiennes takes care of The Grand Budapest Hotel Review by Robert Denerstein: Wes Anderson checks into a grand hotel

    Review by Marty Mapes: Whrilwind storytelling leaves the emotional core behind

  • Dom Hemingway (2013)

    Law buffs up as Dom Hemingway Review by Robert Denerstein: He's brutal and vulgar, but he fills the film

    Review by Matt Anderson: Dom Hemingway isn't everybody's cup of tea or pint of bitter.

  • Side Effects (2013)

    Law contemplates the Side Effects Review by Marty Mapes: Plot twists? Or lurches between genres?

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Soderbergh's latest (and possibly last) proves involving right until the penultimate act

  • Anna Karenina (2012)

    Knightly's performance grounds Anna Karenina Review by Robert Denerstein: Stoppard and Wright's version is rich with artifice

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

    Downey and Law play A Game of Shadows Review by Matt Anderson: A Game of Shadows starts strong and ends even stronger.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: As a big movie action contraption, it's passable

  • Repo Men (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Gore not the only reason to avoid Repo Men

    Review by Matt Anderson: Over-the-top bloodshed and some seriously compelling themes

  • The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: "Indulgent" doesn't go far enough

  • Breaking and Entering (2006)

    Law has sympathy for Breaking and Entering Review by Marty Mapes: Minghella is a master at texture and depth, which makes up for some frustration with the characters

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: One of the most overlooked films of the last year is finally out on DVD

  • I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

    Wahlberg, Tomlin, and Hoffman all Heart Huckabees Review by Marty Mapes: The cast is great in this vibrant, energetic movie with a philosophical fight at its core

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

    Angelina Jolie supports Sky Captain. Do you? Review by John Adams: It's a "gee-whiz doozy" for those who can say it without blushing

  • Cold Mountain (2003)

    Kidman and Law wait for life on Cold Mountain DVD review by Matt Anderson: The much-hyped Cold Mountain is a Civil War epic that deserves a second look on DVD

    Review by Matt Anderson

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    Haley Joel Osment is an A.I. Review by Matt Anderson: Spielberg honors Kubrick in with a serious spin on Pinocchio

  • Enemy at the Gates (2001)

    Rachel Weisz fights the Enemy at the Gates of Stalingrad Review by Marty Mapes: Tense war movie about duelling snipers in WWII

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: An action movie for the art house crowd, or a highbrow movie for the action crowd

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel Review by Matt Anderson: Too much is thrown to the trite and the tame instead of leaning forward into the bold and the brave.