Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

" The only thing standing between you and a watery grave is your wits, and that’s not my idea of adequate protection "
— Humphrey Bogart, Beat the Devil

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Midnight in Paris

Allen and Wilson dip their toes into the golden age —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • The Martian (2015)

    Damon becomes the first Martian Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott's return to space puts a premium on smarts

  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Ejiofor was 12 Years a Slave Review by Robert Denerstein: A powerful and necessary look at the abject cruelty of U.S. slavery

  • 2012 (2009)

    Harrelson prophesizes destruction in 2012 Review by Robert Denerstein: When it comes to global mayhem, Emmerich doesn't disappoint, but 2012 is too long

  • Redbelt (2008)

    Chiwetel Ejiofor earns his Redbelt Review by Marty Mapes: More Mamet than martial arts

  • Inside Man (2006)

    Washington hunts (the) Inside Man Review by Matt Anderson: What exactly is going on is a mystery through much of the movie

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Inside Man is a single-disc DVD that comes packed with a trove of worthwhile supplemental features

  • Dirty Pretty Things (2003)

    Ejiofor and Tautou survive as Dirty Pretty Things Review by Matt Anderson: A smart thriller that stays true to itself without telegraphing its next move

    DVD review by Risë Keller: Excellent writing, acting, and directing create a memorable story and characters

  • Salt

    Review by Matt Anderson:

    Take it with a grain of salt and Angelina Jolie's latest is a perfectly good popcorn thriller.