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— Michael Caine, Blood and Wine

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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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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette Review by Matt Anderson: There's a documentary within the movie that's pure movie gold.

  • Passengers (2016)

    Pratt and Lawrence are solo Passengers Review by Robert Denerstein: Nice scenery, but they should have packed more thematic baggage

  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    Batman faces down super friend Superman Review by Matt Anderson: The Dawn of Justice coincides with the Winter Solstice. It’s a day long on darkness.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Takes itself way too seriously

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Has plot holes that are -- no offense to Mr. Fantastic -- a bit of a stretch

  • Matrix Revolutions (2003)

    Agent Smith burns with revenge Review by Marty Mapes: Merely an ending, instead of a grand, satisfying conclusion

  • Mystic River (2003)

    3 friends reuite on the Mystic River Review by Marty Mapes: Mystic River is refreshingly adult; Eastwood doesn't pander to a younger crowd

  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

    Reeves gets caught in a Reloaded Matrix Review by Marty Mapes: Walks the line between "impossible to take seriously" and "impossibly, seriously fun"

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Review by Matt Anderson: The fight sequences are relentless. Brutal. Beautiful.

  • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

    Fisbone makes some Everyday Sunshine Review by Marty Mapes: Persistence means you keep playing, no matter what