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Love & Mercy

Cusack opens up as a damaged Brian Wilson —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Barry Pepper

  • Kill the Messenger (2014)

    Don't Kill Jeremy Renner Review by Robert Denerstein: When the hero becomes the goat...

  • Casino Jack (2010)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Spacey transforms a villain into a mere scoundrel

  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

    Six soldiers raise the Flags of our Fathers Review by Marty Mapes: The film has a lot on its mind, but it is always grounded by the three protagonists

  • 25th Hour (2002)

    Edward Norton awaits the 25th Hour Review by Marty Mapes: Terence Blanchard's expressive musical score becomes the backbone for this slice-of-life drama

  • Knockaround Guys (2002)

    Malkovich and Pepper are just two Knockaround Guys Review by Marty Mapes: The mix of gangster and western is amusing, and for the most part, it works