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Spirits of the Dead

A freakish triple-header from the fevered brains of Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, and Federico Fellin —Breck Patty (DVD review...)

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Viggo Mortensen

  • A Dangerous Method (2011)

    Review by Matt Anderson: A Dangerous Method hits the high points of its history with a marksman's accuracy.

  • The Road (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: McCarthy's missing prose is a liability to the film adaptation

  • A History of Violence (2005)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Small-town stereotypes detract from a well-made point by director Cronenberg

  • Hidalgo (2004)

    Mortensen lends sincerity to Hidalgo Review by Matt Anderson: Hidalgo boasts fleeting moments of epic sweep, interrupted by easy tricks and artificiality

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The DVD extras are sparse and the movie suffers from silly subplots

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Oliphants herald The Return of the King Review by Marty Mapes: Looking at the sum of its parts, The Lord of the Rings is probably the best trilogy ever made

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Elijah Wood lies between Two Towers Review by Marty Mapes: The trilogy sets a new standard by which big-budget adventures will be judged

  • Crimson Tide (1995)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Why now? Don't ask; just shut up and enjoy the ride.