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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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Susan Sarandon

  • The Meddler (2015)

    Sarandon becomes a Meddler Review by Robert Denerstein: Sarandon taps her inner Jersey girl as a meddler

  • Tammy (2014)

    Sarandon and McCarthy in Tammy Review by Robert Denerstein: As crude as you'd expect, and not as funny as you'd hope

  • Cloud Atlas (2012)

    Hanks and Berry follow the Cloud Atlas Review by Marty Mapes: Mash-up works best if you don't take it too seriously

    Review by Robert Denerstein: An epic in bite-sized chunks

  • Arbitrage (2012)

    Gere enters Arbitrage Review by Robert Denerstein: A tense, well-acted debut from Nicholas Jarecki

  • Robot & Frank (2012)

    Robot and Frank (right) Review by Robert Denerstein: Deserves credit for bringing comic fantasy close to sensitive reality

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012)

    Segal (not Helms) Lives at Home Review by Marty Mapes: Funny dialogue and an unpredictable arc from the Duplass brothers

  • Thelma & Louise (2011)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The movie still packs a punch... and a gun... and lipstick.

  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

    Douglas teaches LeBeouf that Money Never Sleeps Review by Robert Denerstein: Stone hits a double in timely sequel

  • In the Valley of Elah (2007)

    Jones looks for his son In the Valley of Elah Review by Marty Mapes: A well-made issue movie; but a little too dense and structured

  • Elizabethtown (2005)

    Bloom and Dunst live it up in Elizabethtown Review by Marty Mapes: Story doesn't have an arc so much as a winding S-curve

  • Moonlight Mile (2002)

    Hoffman, Sarandon and Gyllenhaal run the Moonlight Mile Review by Marty Mapes: Three very good performances lend the necessary weight to an imperfect script

  • Igby Goes Down (2002)

    Amanda Peet watches Igby Go Down Review by Marty Mapes: With a wide release, Igby could mark the start of a brilliant career for Kieran Culkin