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  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    Evans and Downey fight a Civil War Review by Robert Denerstein: Opposing groups of Avengers square off in the latest movie from the Marvel Comics storehouse

    Review by Matt Anderson: The second half of this popcorn flick is nearly perfect summer movie magic.

  • 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

  • Lucy (2014)

    Johansson reverts back to Lucy Review by Matt Anderson: Luc Besson shoots for a message movie but only achieves 40% of what such a movie could do.

  • Under the Skin (2014)

    Johansson gets Under the Skin Review by Robert Denerstein: Serious, intriguing, but lacking a human core

    Review by Marty Mapes: A fascinating mystery that works emotionally and visually

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

    Captain America meets Winter Soldier Review by Robert Denerstein: Gives an adult tilt to the Marvel Comics world

    Review by Matt Anderson: Sequel starts hot but ends cold.

  • Her (2014)

    Phoenix loves Her Review by Robert Denerstein: Thought-provoking film shows love in the time of artificial intelligence

    Review by Matt Anderson: Like most novelty relationships, it's fun for a while but wears out its welcome.

  • Hitchcock (2012)

    Hopkins says Good Evening to Hitchcock Review by Marty Mapes: Mainstream telling of the making of Psycho is missing part of the story

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't cut deep enough

  • The Avengers (2012)

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

  • Scoop (2006)

    Jackman, Johansson and Allen get the Scoop Review by Matt Anderson: Woody Allen gets his wit back

  • Match Point (2006)

    Johansson and Rhys Meyers score Match Point Review by Marty Mapes: Gripping and entertaining as well as very well-made

  • A Good Woman (2005)

    Review by Risë Keller: Fast-moving and light on its feet, as any Oscar Wilde adaptation should be

  • The Island (2005)

    McGregor and Johansson run away from The Island Review by Matt Anderson: Profound statements get lost in hogwash storytelling and gratuitous product placement

  • In Good Company (2005)

    Grace and Quaid are In Good Company Review by Matt Anderson: A pleasant mix of romantic comedy and corporate angst

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (2004)

    Johansson reenacts Girl with a Pearl Earring Review by Matt Anderson: 340 years after its inspiration, Girl with a Pearl Earring is is a work of art

  • Lost in Translation (2003)

    Review by Risë Keller: Free of their usual context, the characters discover themselves anew

  • Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

    Meet the star of Eight Legged Freaks Review by Marty Mapes: The only entertainment value is what you yourself bring to it

  • Ghost World (2001)

    Birch and Johanson live in Ghost World Review by Richard Sharp: Has much to say about a subculture that rarely gets talked about

  • Don Jon

    Review by Matt Anderson: Might've worked better as a short film.