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The Huntsman: Winter's War

Pairing Jessica Chastain with Chris Hemsworth makes for a surprising enchantment. —Matt Anderson (review...)

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Judi Dench

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

    Dame Judi in the Second Best installment Review by Matt Anderson: A curious mix of the life affirming and the soul sucking.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are the best excuses to see the second best film of the pair

  • Skyfall (2012)

    Craig goes home to Skyfall Review by Marty Mapes: Old and new, Skyfall follows the well-worn patterns of its predecessors

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Does Bond still have it?

    Review by Matt Anderson: In Skyfall, James Bond learns that fun never goes out of style.

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A fantasy for the over-sixty crowd

  • J. Edgar (2011)

    DiCaprio risks J. Edgar Review by Robert Denerstein: Much to admire, but eventually becomes too laborious

  • Nine (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Movie not worthy of the Oscar-heavy cast

  • Quantum of Solace (2008)

    Craig looks for a Quantum of Solace DVD review by Matt Anderson: Bond is back... Again

  • Notes on a Scandal (2007)

    Blanchett and Dench compare Notes on a Scandal Review by Marty Mapes: A gripping, well acted film, but not one of the year's best

  • Casino Royale (2006)

    Bond emerges in Casino Royale Review by Matt Anderson: This new iteration's biggest problem: the new Bond is hard to care about

  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

    Mrs Henderson Presents... young flesh! Review by Marty Mapes: Even in its finest hour, still a sad little movie about the guilty thrill of ogling nudity

  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

    Vin Diesel lives the Chronicles of Riddick Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Shipping News (2001)

    Kevin Spacey tells Julianne Moore the Shipping News Review by Marty Mapes: Lasse Hallstrom's tone poem on the lonely houses, rocky points, and foggy seas of Newfoundland