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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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Juliette Binoche

  • Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

    Binoche shades under the Clouds of Sils Maria Review by Robert Denerstein: Examines the woes of an aging actress

  • Godzilla (2014)

    Godzilla returns, yet again Review by Robert Denerstein: Monster movie provides the right kick

    Review by Matt Anderson: The new Godzilla isn't a disaster movie. It's a disaster of a movie.

  • Cosmopolis (2012)

    Pattinson rides through Cosmopolis Review by Marty Mapes: For those who like their Cronenberg thick and chewy

  • Certified Copy (2011)

    Shimell and Binoche are Certified Copies Review by Robert Denerstein: Sophisticated aspirations are realized without strain

  • Paris (2008)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Klapisch isn't swinging for the thematic fences; he's showing us a spectrum of Parisian life

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Paean to Paris is light in all the right ways

  • Dan in Real Life (2007)

    Carell charms In Real Life DVD review by Andrea Birgers: The characters and their world are appealing, even if "Real" isn't quite the right word

  • Breaking and Entering (2006)

    Law has sympathy for Breaking and Entering Review by Marty Mapes: Minghella is a master at texture and depth, which makes up for some frustration with the characters

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: One of the most overlooked films of the last year is finally out on DVD

  • Caché (2006)

    Auteuil looks for what is Hidden Review by Marty Mapes: Challenges the audience to get involved in the story

  • Bee Season (2005)

    Review by Risë Keller: The final stretch reaches too far for an audience's already extended credit

  • In My Country (2005)

    Binoche and Jackson listen to testimony In My Country Review by Marty Mapes: Stories of Apartheid deserve to be heard, but that doesn't automatically make this a good film

  • Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red) (1993)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: These are among the best films made in the last 20 years, perhaps among the best ever