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  • The Conspirator (2011)

    Wright's Conspirator defended by McAvoy Review by Marty Mapes: An interesting untold story from American history gets the made-for-TV treatment

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Conspirator is an extremely well-crafted court drama.

  • What Just Happened (2008)

    DeNiro as movie producer tries to spin What Just Happened Review by Marty Mapes: Polished, coherent, rich with internal consistency... and sacrilegious for believers in The Movies

  • Breaking and Entering (2006)

    Law has sympathy for Breaking and Entering Review by Marty Mapes: Minghella is a master at texture and depth, which makes up for some frustration with the characters

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: One of the most overlooked films of the last year is finally out on DVD

  • The Singing Detective (2003)

    More than a gumshoe musical: The Singing Detective Review by Marty Mapes: The Singing Detective is a movie to talk about with friends afterwards

  • White Oleander (2002)

    Pfeiffer and Lohman live among the White Oleander Review by Marty Mapes: In spite of script flaws, it may be one of the best studio films of the year

  • Unbreakable (2000)

    Bruce Willis is Unbreakable 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