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— Holly Hunter, Living Out Loud

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Captain America: Civil War

The second half of this popcorn flick is nearly perfect summer movie magic. —Matt Anderson (review...)

Evans and Downey fight a Civil War

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Colin Farrell

  • The Lobster (2015)

    Farrell chooses The Lobster Review by Robert Denerstein: Lanthimos again posits what happens when the absurd becomes normal

  • Seven Psychopaths (2012)

    Rockwell is just one of Seven Psychopaths Review by Robert Denerstein: One psychopath too many?

    Review by Marty Mapes: McDonagh manages to have it both ways

  • Fright Night (2011)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The new Fright Night is unnecessary, but modestly entertaining.

  • Horrible Bosses (2011)

    Space is Bateman's Horrible Boss Review by Robert Denerstein: Another movie for fans of rude/crude humor

    Review by Matt Anderson: Setting the stage closer to reality could've packed a lot more punch.

  • Ondine (2010)

    Review by Marty Mapes: A fairy tale for adults from Neil Jordan

  • The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)

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

  • Crazy Heart (2009)

    Bridges sings his Crazy Heart out Review by Marty Mapes: Don't expect greatness from the man named Bad

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Bridges owns the show; no surprise to long-time watchers of his work

  • In Bruges (2008)

    Farrell gets sentenced to do time In Bruges Review by Matt Anderson: A ferocious pageant of stereotypes, misconceptions, and biases; but looks can be deceiving

  • Ask the Dust (2006)

    Farrell hopes for Thumbs-Up from Ask the Dust Review by Marty Mapes: A pulpy, hard-boiled, ironic tale but with a happy ending

  • The New World (2006)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Not about the storytelling; a tone poem that sounds gorgeous

  • Alexander (2004)

    For no reason, Anthony Hopkins narrates Alexander Review by Marty Mapes: Doesn't earn the right to be three hours long

  • Intermission (2004)

    Cillian Murphy takes a well-deserved Intermission Review by Matt Anderson: Good old-fashioned storytelling and a collection of memorable characters

  • Phone Booth (2003)

    Colin Farrell acts his way out of Phone Booth Review by Marty Mapes: The situation requires something more believably frightening than "a madman"

  • Daredevil (2003)

    Affleck is a fearless and brooding Daredevil Review by Matt Anderson: Creates its own vision, on its own terms, of a comic book hero in the real world

  • The Recruit (2003)

    Pacino constantly tests The Recruit Review by Matt Anderson: Dissolves into a paint-by-numbers spy flick with too few surprises

  • American Outlaws (2001)

    Colin Farrell leads a band of American Outlaws Review by Marty Mapes