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  • The Courier (2021)

    The Courier Review by Matt Anderson: In The Courier, positive change happens by building trust, not by controlling thought.

  • The Mauritanian (2021)

    The Mauritanian Review by Matt Anderson: At the heart of all this is what should be a major breakout performance from Tahar Rahim.

  • The Imitation Game (2014)

    Cumberbatch plays The Imitation Game Review by Marty Mapes: Intriguing character study and exciting war drama rolled into one

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Not the year's boldest, but has perhaps one of the year's best performances

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    Freeman pushes past the Desolation of Smaug Review by Marty Mapes: Cinema as spectacle, fantastic and fun

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Opts for action and improves on Unexepected Journey's sense of adventure

  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Ejiofor was 12 Years a Slave Review by Robert Denerstein: A powerful and necessary look at the abject cruelty of U.S. slavery

  • The Fifth Estate (2013)

    Cumberbatch assumes he's the Fifth Estate Review by Robert Denerstein: Cumberbatch excels as Julian Assange but the movie about him falters

    Review by Matt Anderson: One of the year's most exciting movies.