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The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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  • 5 to 7 (2015)

    Marlohe invites visits from 5 to 7 Review by Marty Mapes: Breezy New York affair lets everyone be likeable

  • Low Down (2014)

    Fanning and Hawkes live Low Down Review by Robert Denerstein: Music, heroin, and fatherhood on the fringe

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    Pratt Guards the Galaxy Review by Robert Denerstein: Junk, and proud of it

    Review by Matt Anderson: It seems destined to be a legendary movie of quotability and huge replay value.

  • Hoodwinked (2005)

    Mr. Flippers tries not to get Hoodwinked Review by Marty Mapes: Entertaining and funny, if a little thin. David doesn't knock out Goliath.

  • Heights (2005)

    Banks is not afraid of Heights Review by Marty Mapes: You can't have an artistic career as a day job

  • The Safety of Objects (2003)

    The Safety of Objects cheers Close and Clarkson Review by Marty Mapes: Great for dissecting the American dream, but for pure movie entertainment, look somewhere else

  • 101 Dalmatians (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Natural (1984)

    Robert Redford is a Natural DVD review by Matt Anderson: 23 years later, surprise! There's a director's cut, and it's good. The changes are not trivial.

  • Albert Nobbs

    Review by Matt Anderson: Albert Nobbs features a sterling performance by Glenn Close.