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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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Saoirse Ronan

  • Brooklyn (2015)

    Ronan moves to Brooklyn Review by Robert Denerstein: A flower named Saoirse Ronan grows in Brooklyn

  • 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

  • How I Live Now (2013)

    Ronan shows How I Live Now Review by Marty Mapes: Saoirse Ronan supplies what the screenwriters do not

  • Hanna (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: For better or worse, it's impossible to pin Hanna down

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Can't be accused of visual dullness, but shouldn't it make a little more sense?

  • The Lovely Bones (2010)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Pet peeves and stylistic differences of opinion work against Heavenly Creatures director

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Good casting, a strong subject, yet the movie remains in limbo

  • Violet & Daisy

    Review by Matt Anderson: Violet & Daisy is a fanciful spin on the macho movie.