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  • Bridge of Spies (2015)

    Hanks reunites with Spielberg on the Bridge of Spies Review by Matt Anderson: Spielberg is in fine form with this story of spies working amid the Cold War.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Hanks, Spielberg reunite for a bit of Cold War espionage

  • Unbroken (2014)

    O'Connell uses his physicality Review by Robert Denerstein: An intermittently powerful effort from Angelina Jolie

  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

    Isaac goes Inside Llewyn Davis Review by Robert Denerstein: A deliciously bitter pill from the Coen brothers

    Review by Marty Mapes: Mythic tale of artistic rejection in the 1960s folk scene

  • A Serious Man (2009)

    Stuhlbarg plays A Serious Man Review by Matt Anderson: The Book of Job for the modern man

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A joke without pain is a joke without bite

  • The Ladykillers (2004)

    Meet Tom Hanks and his Ladykillers Review by Marty Mapes

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The supplements don't add much, but the movie is better the second time around

  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

    Thornton and Gandolfini face The Man Who Wasn't There Review by Richard Sharp: May be the Coen Brother's best film yet

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? Review by Marty Mapes: The Coen Brothers' homage to The Odyssey, Sullivan's Travels, and bluegrass