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  • The Walk (2015)

    Le Bon and Gordon-Levitt plan The Walk Review by Robert Denerstein: The finale astonishes, in spite of Zemeckis' love of artifice

  • Learning to Drive (2015)

    Clarkson is Learning to Drive from Kingsley Review by Robert Denerstein: Kingsley, Clarkson elevate Learning to Drive

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

    Bale is buffeted by Gods and Kings Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott never answers the important question: Why?

  • Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

    Kingsley runs the Stonehearst Asylum Review by Marty Mapes: Edwardian thriller offers formula instead of vision

  • The Boxtrolls (2014)

    Boxtrolls live under Cheesebridge Review by Robert Denerstein: A cheesy world that's pretty "gouda"

  • Ender's Game (2013)

    Butterfield plays Ender's Game Review by Robert Denerstein: A game played mostly on the surface

    Review by Matt Anderson: Ender’s Game is a cut above the typical sci-fi spectacle.

  • Hugo (2011)

    Butterfield brings Hugo to life Review by Robert Denerstein: A dreamy triumph for Scorsese

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Sure, it's based on a video game, but it works within its own goofy rules.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time proved to be one of summer 2010's more enjoyable romps.

  • Shutter Island (2010)

    DiCaprio can't escape Shutter Island Review by Matt Anderson: Good Scorsese coulda been better

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Suggests more than it actually delivers

  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

    Hartnett is one Lucky Number Slevin Review by Marty Mapes: Competently made, but we've seen it before and the message is morally muddy

  • Suspect Zero (2004)

    Eckhart seeks Suspect Zero in Kingsley Review by Marty Mapes: Is it a masterpiece or a bore?

  • Tuck Everlasting (2002)

    Bledel and Jackson liven up Tuck Everlasting Review by Marty Mapes: Only minor saving graces adorn this simple, sparse, and boring tale

  • The Dictator

    Review by Matt Anderson: More satire and less crudity would've made The Dictator supreme.