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The American Astronaut

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  • Kill the Messenger (2014)

    Don't Kill Jeremy Renner Review by Robert Denerstein: When the hero becomes the goat...

  • Blue Caprice (2013)

    A Blue Caprice carries two killers Review by Robert Denerstein: Disturbing drama speculates on D.C. shooters' lives

  • Lincoln (2012)

    Day-Lewis portrays Lincoln Review by Marty Mapes: When Spielberg humanizes, it works, and when he mythologizes, it doesn't

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Though impressively thorough, Lincoln sometimes loses its way

    Review by Matt Anderson: Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a tour de force performance as Abraham Lincoln.

  • Fido (2007)

    For Baker, Connolly is Review by Marty Mapes: Starts with an excellent idea, but doesn't carry it far enough

  • The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

    Review by Risë Keller: An imperfect but delightful film

  • Holes (2003)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Unlike so many kids movies, Holes hasn't been dumbed down, loaded with bathroom humor

  • The Grey Zone (2002)

    David Arquette in a drama: a Grey Zone Review by Marty Mapes

  • O (2001)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Othello moved from the Venetian court to a high school basketball court

  • 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