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  • Demolition (2016)

    Gyllenhaal begins demolition on his former life Review by Robert Denerstein: Gyllenhaal's quirky, numb character isn't believable

  • Insurgent (2015)

    Surging in to part 2 Review by Robert Denerstein: Adds a bit of pep to the series' overall mediocrity

    Review by Matt Anderson: A disservice to what started in Divergent.

  • While We're Young (2014)

    Stiller and Watts play While We're Young Review by Robert Denerstein: Generations mix in a semi-sharp comedy from Noah Baumbach

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

    I'm Birdman - or is that Keaton's other persona? Review by Matt Anderson: A remarkably clever piece of filmmaking that is a tribute to and an exorcism of the creative spirit

  • Sunlight Jr. (2013)

    Watts and Dillon make it on Sunlight Jr. pay Review by Robert Denerstein: Shows american lives that the screen usually neglects

  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Yeah, Woody, we know already

  • King Kong (2005)

    Jackson's 800-ton gorilla is too big Review by Matt Anderson: At times ferociously entertaining, but with too many superfluous subplots. Someone rein in Jackson.

  • Stay (2005)

    Gosling is invited to Stay Review by Marty Mapes: A gorgeous, textured, meaningful, multimedia shadow play; appreciate it as deeply as you like

  • 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

  • 21 Grams (2003)

    Del Toro's life weighs 21 Grams Review by Marty Mapes: Storytelling technique is only the first thing that grabs your attention

  • Le Divorce (2003)

    Hudson and Watts try to save Le Divorce Review by Matt Anderson: A painfully dull, highly pretentious and shockingly incoherent mess of a movie

  • The Ring (2002)

    Naomi Watts investigates The Ring Review by Marty Mapes: The Ring has enough frights to satisfy the big crowds

  • Mulholland Drive (2001)

    Watts and Harring on Mulholland Drive Review by Richard Sharp: David Lynch's latest sensual mind-fuck noir