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" Real diamonds! They must be worth their weight in gold! "
— Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot

MRQE Top Critic

The Clay Bird

The best description of the color and imagery in this film is "dazzling" —John Adams (DVD review...)

The Clay Bird is earthbound, but hopeful

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Steve Coogan

  • Greed (2020)

    Greed Review by Matt Anderson: This tiresome tirade offers loads of criticism but no solutions.

  • Minions (2015)

    Minions take over the world Review by Matt Anderson: It's hard to argue with the Minions and their brand of breezy, light humor.

  • The Trip to Italy (2014)

    Coogan listens to Brydon on the Trip to Italy Review by Robert Denerstein: Dueling comics and great scenery

    Review by Marty Mapes: We asked for more, and we got it. But maybe two is enough.

  • The Trip (2011)

    Coogan takes The Trip with Brydon Review by Marty Mapes: Deconstructing comedy, as comedy

  • Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2006)

    Review by Marty Mapes: A film about a film based on a novel about writing a novel

  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

    Verne's fanciful story is re-told Around the World Review by Marty Mapes

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: DVD features reveal how much worse this movie could have been

  • Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

    Jarmusch takes a break with Coffee and Cigarettes Review by Marty Mapes: Jarmusch missed his mark; trying to present simple, non-dramatic moments but using celebrities