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  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Avengers: Endgame Review by Matt Anderson: It's virtually an invitation to go back and explore with fresh eyes all that preceded it.

  • Spotlight (2015)

    Keaton and Ruffalo shine the Spotlight on the Catholic Church Review by Robert Denerstein: A terrific film about true team work and the good that journalists can do

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

    Some sort of Ultron gives the Avengers something to do Review by Robert Denerstein: Avengers strike again -- but not as deftly

    Review by Matt Anderson: Ultimate enjoyment is reserved the obsessive Marvel-watchers

  • Foxcatcher (2014)

    Carrell and Tatum wrestle for Foxcatcher Review by Robert Denerstein: Acting helps elevate weighty tale of wrestlers and rich men

  • Begin Again (2014)

    Knightley Begins Again Review by Robert Denerstein: Followup to Once ever so slightly out of tune

  • The Avengers (2012)

    Ruffalo and Downey assemble into The Avengers Review by Robert Denerstein: Comic-book movie delivers the goods

  • Shutter Island (2010)

    DiCaprio can't escape Shutter Island Review by Matt Anderson: Good Scorsese coulda been better

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Suggests more than it actually delivers

  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    Jonze takes us to Where the Wild Things Are Review by Robert Denerstein: These hulking creatures tend to grow on you

  • The Brothers Bloom (2008)

    Weisz comes between Brody and Ruffalo, the Brothers Bloom Review by Risë Keller: Great writing and good acting kept me guessing right up to the melodramatic ending

  • Zodiac (2007)

    Downey calls out the Zodiac killer Review by Matt Anderson: Not until the final hour does that good old-fashioned Hitchcockian paranoia starts to creep in

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The set's documentaries enhance the experience

  • 13 Going on 30 (2004)

    Jennifer Garner is 13 Going on 30 Review by Matt Anderson: The element of redemption - getting a "do over" - might sound trite, but it's earnest and refreshing

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Twisted talent brings Eternal Sunshine Review by Marty Mapes

  • XX/XY (2003)

    Wright and Ruffalo express XX/XY phenotypes Review by Marty Mapes: There really is no moral to XX/XY except perhaps "beware of love"

  • The Last Castle (2001)

    Redford is king of The Last Castle Review by Marty Mapes: Redford's face is creased like a map, but he still has the body and the presence of a movie star

  • You Can Count on Me (2001)

    You can count on Laura Linney Review by Marty Mapes: Solid script and great performances make for a strong directorial debut