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Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet's screenplay is brutal and snappy, and the cast is an acting connoisseur's dream —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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  • Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

    Spike Lee answers Flags of our Fathers with Miracle at St. Ana Review by Matt Anderson: For those who like feel-good hokum served with profanity and on-screen violence

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: A technically superb Blu-ray for a highly faulty movie

  • Glory Road (2006)

    Lucas leads his team down Glory Road Review by Marty Mapes: All you need to know: it's a sports movie about race produced by Jerry Bruckheimer

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Simplistic, but emotionally satisfying

  • Spartan (2004)

    Val Kilmer plays David Mamet's Spartan Review by Marty Mapes: Spartan demands you participate. I hope I'm not the only person who finds that refreshing.

  • Pieces of April (2003)

    Katie Holmes portrays Pieces of April Review by Marty Mapes: Great performances of well observed characters lift the movie above its one-note ending

  • Antwone Fisher (2002)

    Luke and Washington get into the mind of Antwone Fisher Review by Marty Mapes: Eavesdrop on someone's psychoanalysis, someone with an attention-grabbingly troubled childhood