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The Young Girls of Rochefort

Friends and family on my Christmas list might just see this disc in their stocking —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 (2014)

    Lawrence completes the first half of Mockingjay Review by Robert Denerstein: A franchise inches toward its conclusion

  • A Late Quartet (2012)

    Walken headed A Late Quartet Review by Robert Denerstein: Great cast does its best to elevate A Late Quartet

  • The Master (2012)

    Look behind the camera for The Master Review by Robert Denerstein: Strange, compelling, and boldly uncommon.

  • The Ides of March (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Modern-day Game of Thrones

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Wallows in fashionable cynicism

  • Jack Goes Boating (2010)

    Hoffman goes Boating Review by Marty Mapes: Hoffman's directorial debut a decent fall drama

  • Doubt (2008)

    Adams and Streep discuss Doubt and certainty Review by Marty Mapes: Not a cinematic powerhouse, but a good conversation starter

  • Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

    Roberts guides Charlie Wilson's War Review by Marty Mapes: Offers some pretty good political insight for a 97-minute comedy

  • The Savages (2007)

    Review by Risë Keller: ... But will it play in Peoria?

  • Capote (2005)

    Hoffman plays Capote in cold blood Review by Risë Keller: Philip Seymour Hoffman channels Truman Capote as he writes his masterwork

  • Along Came Polly (2004)

    Along Came Jennifer Aniston Review by Marty Mapes: More jokes than many comedies, but wasted potential makes it seems like less

  • Cold Mountain (2003)

    Kidman and Law wait for life on Cold Mountain DVD review by Matt Anderson: The much-hyped Cold Mountain is a Civil War epic that deserves a second look on DVD

    Review by Matt Anderson

  • 25th Hour (2002)

    Edward Norton awaits the 25th Hour Review by Marty Mapes: Terence Blanchard's expressive musical score becomes the backbone for this slice-of-life drama

  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

    Sandler and Watson share their Punch-Drunk Love Review by Marty Mapes: Surreal, funny, and stylish, Punch-Drunk Love is one of the best movies of 2002

  • Love Liza (2002)

    Review by Pablo Kjolseth: A tortured husband loses his wife to suicide and gets addicted to huffing gas

  • State and Main (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Mamet's screwball comedy with W.H. Macy as a film director

  • Flawless (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Philip Seymour Hoffman steals the show as a drag-queen speech therapist

  • Happiness (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • A Most Wanted Man

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Cobijn doesn't totally conquer le Carré's complicated plot

    Review by Marty Mapes: Kudos to Hoffman in this good-enough le Carré spy tale