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  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

    Shazam! Fury of the Gods Review by Matt Anderson: It’s fresh in a world full of comic book movies that are starting to go stale.

  • F9 (2021)

    F9 Review by Matt Anderson: Maybe the FF series needs to get back on course and stay in its lane, so to speak.

  • Eye in the Sky (2016)

    Mirren uses her Eye in the Sky Review by Robert Denerstein: Drone warfare movie leaves you saddened and shaken

  • Trumbo (2015)

    Cranston lives the life of Trumbo Review by Robert Denerstein: Cranston commands the screen, but this biopic is regrettably wooden

  • Woman in Gold (2015)

    Mirren recovers The Woman in Gold Review by Robert Denerstein: Fails to mine rich ore

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

    Mirren makes the Hundred-Foot Journey Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't show enough vitality, in spite of a good cast

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Hundred-Foot Journey is a sweet little treat.

  • Hitchcock (2012)

    Hopkins says Good Evening to Hitchcock Review by Marty Mapes: Mainstream telling of the making of Psycho is missing part of the story

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't cut deep enough

  • The Debt (2011)

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

  • Arthur (2011)

    Mirren is nanny to Brand's Arthur Review by Robert Denerstein: Go-nowhere remake is worse in every way

  • Red (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Old-pro cast livens up a so-so action flick

    Review by Matt Anderson: The action flatlines, but the characters make RED a lively, mildly entertaining diversion

  • The Queen (2006)

    Mirren captures The Queen, and an Oscar DVD review by Andrea Birgers: A new take on an old story: Diana's death spun into an interesting and nuanced story

  • The Clearing (2004)

    Dafoe takes his hostage to The Clearing Review by Marty Mapes: Competent, but not brilliant, kinapping tale has a great cast

  • Calendar Girls (2003)

    DVD review by Risë Keller: Despite a few flaws, this is a moving, tenderhearted, and funny film

  • The Tempest

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The impeccable cast alone makes this version of The Tempest a pleasure well worth watching.