Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

" A friend’s good fortune is a blessing, Henry. I’m sorry you resent ours. You must be very lonely inside. "
— [woman tailor], Seven Years in Tibet

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Sleep Furiously

Lovely and comforting portrait of life in a Welsh village —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Colorless green photography plagues Sleep Furiously

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Emily Watson

  • Belle (2014)

    Mbatha-Raw makes a fine Belle Review by Robert Denerstein: Gives an Austen-like treatment to a historically important story

  • The Book Thief (2013)

    Nelisse aids The Book Thief Review by Robert Denerstein: That rare film that seems to get just about everything wrong

  • War Horse (2011)

    War Horse steals the show from the humans Review by Matt Anderson: War Horse stumbles out of the gate but finishes strong.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Spielberg gives great spectacle, but the sentimental notes may be sounded too loudly

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: War Horse is an elegant, epic look at the horrors of World War I.

  • The Proposition (2006)

    Pearce has a Proposition for you Review by Matt Anderson: A violent story, but it offers things to think about on the way back home

  • Separate Lies (2005)

    Watson lives her Separate Lie Review by Marty Mapes: Rich with irony and themes; never contrived; Fellowes is a mature, intelligent, in-control filmmaker

  • Equilibrium (2003)

    DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Equilibrium offers nothing new as a cautionary tale about totalitarian societies

  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

    Sandler and Watson share their Punch-Drunk Love Review by Marty Mapes: Surreal, funny, and stylish, Punch-Drunk Love is one of the best movies of 2002