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The Conspirator

The Conspirator is an extremely well-crafted court drama. —Matt Anderson (review...)

Wright's Conspirator defended by McAvoy

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  • Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

    Top Gun: Maverick Review by Matt Anderson: Butter the popcorn. Pour the soda. Settle in for the thrills.

  • Noah (2014)

    Crowe gets his Noah on Review by Robert Denerstein: Aronofsky makes an intermittently arresting Bible movie

  • The Dilemma (2011)

    No dilmma here: skip it Review by Robert Denerstein: In spite of the talent, The Dilemma misfires

    Review by Matt Anderson: Like getting an electric car to roar, good comedy's not easy.

  • Creation (2010)

    Annie's Box the genesis of Creation Review by Marty Mapes: Conventional script makes Darwin come to terms with the loss of his daughter

  • Blood Diamond (2006)

    DiCaprio and Hounsou tackle the Blood Diamond Review by Matt Anderson: A good adventure, but the stories get wrapped up so neatly they belong in a Tiffany box

  • Dark Water (2005)

    Connelly and Gade check for Dark Water Review by Matt Anderson: While it doesn't overflow with ghostly thrills, there are still plenty of goose bumps to be had

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Dark Water benefits from the intimacy of the home theater experience.

  • House of Sand and Fog (2003)

    Sir Ben Kingsley fights for the House of Sand and Fog Review by Marty Mapes: Not nearly as interesting or nuanced as it seems to think it is

  • Hulk (2003)

    Bana lends a few pixels to The Hulk Review by Ryan Hurtig: Another enjoyable adaptation of one of Marvel's more popular, though uncomplicated, heroes

  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    DVD review by Heather Wadowski: A two-disc awards edition worthy of being attached to 2001's Best Picture

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Rocketeer

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The Rocketeer is full of "aw, shucks" innocence when it really needs some "oh wow" mojo.