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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...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Julian Fellowes

  • The Young Victoria (2009)

    Blunt maybe a Young Victoria but she holds her own Review by Marty Mapes: A love story that's a meeting of the minds

  • Separate Lies (2005)

    Watson lives her Separate Lie Review by Marty Mapes: Rich with irony and themes; never contrived; Fellowes is a mature, intelligent, in-control filmmaker

  • Gosford Park (2001)

    Jeremy Northam entertains all at Gosford Park Review by Marty Mapes: Sold as a murder mystery, Gosford Park is less a whodunit than a who's-doing-what-to-whom

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The best reason to see it on DVD is the ability to pause and rewind