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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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  • Belle (2014)

    Mbatha-Raw makes a fine Belle Review by Robert Denerstein: Gives an Austen-like treatment to a historically important story

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Fiennes takes care of The Grand Budapest Hotel Review by Robert Denerstein: Wes Anderson checks into a grand hotel

    Review by Marty Mapes: Whrilwind storytelling leaves the emotional core behind

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A fantasy for the over-sixty crowd

  • The Debt (2011)

    Mirren repays The Debt Review by Robert Denerstein: A well-acted thriller that raises complex issues of conscience

  • Duplicity (2009)

    Owen and Roberts get closer to Duplicity Review by Matt Anderson: Full of ideas about corporations and competition, but also simply fun to watch and ponder

  • Michael Clayton (2007)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Writer/director Gilroy knows what he's doing with his story and it's all part of his own master plan

  • A Good Woman (2005)

    Review by Risë Keller: Fast-moving and light on its feet, as any Oscar Wilde adaptation should be

  • Separate Lies (2005)

    Watson lives her Separate Lie Review by Marty Mapes: Rich with irony and themes; never contrived; Fellowes is a mature, intelligent, in-control filmmaker

  • Batman Begins (2005)

    Bale cuts a striking figure as Batman Begins Review by Matt Anderson: Bless the bat heavens for Christopher Nolan

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Batman Begins, now on DVD, stands cape and cowl above the previous Batflicks

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Twisted talent brings Eternal Sunshine Review by Marty Mapes

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (2004)

    Johansson reenacts Girl with a Pearl Earring Review by Matt Anderson: 340 years after its inspiration, Girl with a Pearl Earring is is a work of art