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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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  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review by Matt Anderson: Angelina Jolie owns the screen when Maleficent enters the room.

  • Trumbo (2015)

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

  • Low Down (2014)

    Fanning and Hawkes live Low Down Review by Robert Denerstein: Music, heroin, and fatherhood on the fringe

  • The Boxtrolls (2014)

    Boxtrolls live under Cheesebridge Review by Robert Denerstein: A cheesy world that's pretty "gouda"

  • Maleficent (2014)

    Jolie makes a magnificent Maleficent Review by Robert Denerstein: Beautifully crafted, but not always captivating

    Review by Matt Anderson: Angelina Jolie nails it as Maleficent in this respectful, modern spin on Sleeping Beauty.

  • Ginger & Rosa (2012)

    Fanning & Englert are Ginger & Rosa Review by Robert Denerstein: Fanning sparks complex coming-of-age story

  • Super 8 (2011)

    Joel Courtney in Super 8 and IMAX Review by Matt Anderson: Super 8 is a fun throwback to the wholesome teen adventure flicks of the '80s.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Director J.J. Abrams channels his inner Spielberg -- and it mostly works

  • Somewhere (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Sofia Coppola gives us a first-class ticket to nowhere

    Review by Marty Mapes: Don't cry for the movie star, even if they don't have the glamorous life you imagine

  • Teen Spirit

    Teen Spirit Review by Matt Anderson: It's been done before — and with much more finesse.

  • Twixt

    Review by Matt Anderson: Francis Ford Coppola is in a playful mood.