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— Jack Lemmon, Out to Sea

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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Jessica Chastain

  • It: Chapter Two (2019)

    It: Chapter Two Review by Matt Anderson: There's never been a better time to appreciate It than right now.

  • The Martian (2015)

    Damon becomes the first Martian Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott's return to space puts a premium on smarts

  • A Most Violent Year (2014)

    Isaac and Chastain endure A Most Violent Year Review by Robert Denerstein: Well acted and smart, Chandor's latest tackles tough moral issues

    Review by Marty Mapes: Good performances and convincing setting; but could have used a spark to light things up

  • Interstellar (2014)

    McConaughey goes Interstellar Review by Robert Denerstein: Nolan's gigantic exercise soars and sinks

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)

    McAvoy lives through the Disappearance of Jessica Chastain Review by Robert Denerstein: McAvoy and Chastain offer his-and-hers perspectives

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

    Chastain hunts at Zero Dark Thirty Review by Matt Anderson: Zero Dark Thirty is a great movie that tells a great American story.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: One of the year's best

  • Lawless (2012)

    Oldman lives Lawless Review by Robert Denerstein: Tale of bootleggers has genre kick

  • Coriolanus (2011)

    Fiennes makes a fine Coriolanus Review by Marty Mapes: The blend of modern and Elizabethan is what works

  • The Debt (2011)

    Mirren repays The Debt Review by Robert Denerstein: A well-acted thriller that raises complex issues of conscience

  • The Help (2011)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Viola Davis gives an outstanding performance, but the adaptation lacks bite

  • The Tree of Life (2011)

    Chastain points to the Tree of Life Review by Marty Mapes: Get lost in Malick's memories

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Terrence Malick has another movie in the works, but it's hard to imagine that he'll top Tree of Life