Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

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Spy Game

Very good tension and drama, and more brains than your average Hollywood spy thriller —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • The Imitation Game (2014)

    Cumberbatch plays The Imitation Game Review by Marty Mapes: Intriguing character study and exciting war drama rolled into one

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Not the year's boldest, but has perhaps one of the year's best performances

  • Laggies (2014)

    Knightley lives a Laggies life Review by Robert Denerstein: The limbo between adolescence and adulthood provokes a shrug

  • Begin Again (2014)

    Knightley Begins Again Review by Robert Denerstein: Followup to Once ever so slightly out of tune

  • Anna Karenina (2012)

    Knightly's performance grounds Anna Karenina Review by Robert Denerstein: Stoppard and Wright's version is rich with artifice

  • A Dangerous Method (2011)

    Review by Matt Anderson: A Dangerous Method hits the high points of its history with a marksman's accuracy.

  • Never Let Me Go (2010)

    Knightley and Mulligan say Never Let Me Go Review by Robert Denerstein: Unlike the book, the art-house film is remote and unengaging

  • The Duchess (2008)

    Knightley is a Duchess, if not a Lady Di Review by Matt Anderson: High society nightmare is an absorbing, albeit staid, affair

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Spend the night with The Duchess on Blu-ray

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

    Rush comes back as a good Pirate of the Caribbean Review by Matt Anderson: To say this one runs long really isn't much of a complaint.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: There’s less booty this time, matey

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

    Knightly and Depp hunt a Dead Man's Chest Review by Matt Anderson: Jack Sparrow is the best, most "lived-in" international man of adventure since Indiana Jones

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Cap'n Jack and the gang's latest is a DVD treasure trove.

  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)

    Anyone would feel Pride with Sutherland as her father Review by Marty Mapes: A good, old-fashioned movie with a pretty star, a good heart and no cynicism

  • Domino (2005)

    Knightley and Ramirez play Domino-es Review by Matt Anderson: A movie that's the complete package

  • King Arthur (2004)

    Owen lacks the charisma of King Arthur Review by Matt Anderson: Proves that "reality" isn't always the best source material

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    Depp is cast away from the Pirates of the Caribbean DVD review by Matt Anderson: Pirates is a good old-fashioned crowd-pleaser and a modern-day popcorn classic

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review by Matt Anderson: It's all as mechanical as the tin soldiers featured in the climactic War of the Realms.

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Review by Matt Anderson: The end of the world proves to be a deeply unsatisfying experience.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: It's the end of the world -- again