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  • City Island (2010)

    Garcia hides his hobby on City Island Review by Robert Denerstein: Not pretending to be more than an evening's entertaiment

  • Transsiberian (2008)

    Harrelson rides the Transsiberian express DVD review by Marty Mapes: Effective thriller in the Hitchcock vein

  • Redbelt (2008)

    Chiwetel Ejiofor earns his Redbelt Review by Marty Mapes: More Mamet than martial arts

  • The Pink Panther (2006)

    Zteve Martin must find ze Pink Pan-thair Review by Matt Anderson: This 2006 update of The Pink Panther doesn't totally suck. But it's not great, either.

  • Match Point (2006)

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

  • Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

    Sophie plays with fire in Howl's Moving Castle Review by Marty Mapes: Don't wait for video. See Howl on the big screen.

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Visually as good as any other Miyazaki movie, although the plot is less interesting

  • Dear Frankie (2004)

    Dear Frankie, see you soon, love Dad Review by Marty Mapes: A charming, Scottish heartstring-tugger

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Tugged at my heartstrings, but not so strongly that I started to gag

  • Bright Young Things (2004)

    Bright Young Things Fry up nice Review by Marty Mapes: It's fluff, but if entertainment value is all you're looking for, you could do worse

  • Formula 51 (2002)

    Sam Jackson invents the new Formula 51 Review by Marty Mapes: Utterly without redeeming social importance