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— Robert Duvall, The Apostle

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Ballroom

An exercise in atmosphere, with some really inspired surrealism —John Adams (DVD review...)

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Patricia Clarkson

  • Learning to Drive (2015)

    Clarkson is Learning to Drive from Kingsley Review by Robert Denerstein: Kingsley, Clarkson elevate Learning to Drive

  • Friends with Benefits (2011)

    Kunis and Timberlake are Friends with Benefits Review by Robert Denerstein: Timberlake and Kunis generate some chemistry, but it's mostly wasted in this R-rated bauble

  • Whatever Works (2009)

    Larry David advises: Review by Marty Mapes: So long as you don't hurt anybody and adapt to a New York state of mind... "whatever works"

  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

    Strathairn wishes us Good Night, and Good Luck. Review by Marty Mapes: Standing up to bullies is hard, and not everyone who does stays standing

  • 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

  • The Station Agent (2003)

    Clarkson and Cananvale follow The Station Agent Dinklage Review by Marty Mapes: Shows how effective proximity can be in creating new friendships

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Real-life friendships parallel those on-screen in this Miramax DVD release

  • 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