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— Jeffrey Jones, Ravenous

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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

Still gripping and suspenseful, more than 70 years after its initial release —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Paul Muni is a Fugitive

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  • The Lady in the Van (2015)

    Maggie Smith is that Lady in the Van Review by Robert Denerstein: Maggie Smith adds another notch to her belt

  • 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

  • Quartet (2012)

    Hoffman directs a Quartet Review by Robert Denerstein: Plays nice -- too nice

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

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

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

    Harry gets his Goodfellas ending Review by Marty Mapes: Satisfying

    Review by Robert Denerstein: The series deserves a hearty round of applause

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

    Harry Potter returns to open the Chamber of Secrets Review by Marty Mapes: If you liked one, you'll like the other

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

    One of the Divine Secrets revealed Review by Marty Mapes: Maybe Callie Khouri will be the next Martin Scorsese

  • Gosford Park (2001)

    Jeremy Northam entertains all at Gosford Park Review by Marty Mapes: Sold as a murder mystery, Gosford Park is less a whodunit than a who's-doing-what-to-whom

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The best reason to see it on DVD is the ability to pause and rewind