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Spy Game

Very good tension and drama, and more brains than your average Hollywood spy thriller —Marty Mapes (review...)

Redford plays the Spy Game

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  • Cinderella (2015)

    Branagh paints Cinderella in lavish colors Review by Matt Anderson: Even by Disney standards, this Cinderella is wholesome through and through.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Special effects, Cate Blanchett make a familiar tale entertaining

  • The Railway Man (2014)

    Firth is an old Railway Man Review by Robert Denerstein: Compelling story is sporadically effective

  • Nymphomaniac Vol. II (2014)

    Gainsbourg returns for Vol. II Review by Robert Denerstein: Von Trier continues the torment

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Mara and Craig take over the Millennium trilogy Review by Marty Mapes: Yet another faithful adaptation...

  • A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

    Skarsgard can be a Somewhat Gentle Man Review by Marty Mapes: Dry scandinavian humor and a stoic ex-con

  • Angels & Demons (2009)

    Hanks faces his Angels & Demons Review by Matt Anderson: Rises above standard popcorn fare and serves as grist for lots of post-movie chatter

  • Mamma Mia! (2008)

    Sophie's Mamma jumps for joy DVD review by Marty Mapes: Skip it, not because it's a chick flick, but because it doesn't aim to be more than fluff

  • Beowulf & Grendel (2006)

    Costumes and scenery make Beowulf & Grendel immediate Review by Marty Mapes: A fascinating trip to the dark ages and a good story well told