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

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  • Unbroken (2014)

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

  • True Grit (2010)

    Steinfeld and Bridges show True Grit Review by Marty Mapes: Non-gritty update a step up from John Wayne and Glen Campbell

  • No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Jones finds Texas is No Country for Old Men Review by Marty Mapes: A world of bad men that's easy to get trapped in and impossible to escape from

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Better the second time around because you can look at the detail and nuance you might've missed

  • The Village (2004)

    Shyamalan tries to outsmart the Village Review by Matt Anderson: Not clever enough to stay a mystery much past the film's opening sequences

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Each new release of the Touchstone Vista Series seems to be less and less spectacular

  • 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