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Human Capital

Italian film weaves three lives from different social strata into a complex whole —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • Ted 2 (2015)

    This time, Ted's personal Review by Robert Denerstein: Ted 2 is 1 too many

  • Transcendence (2014)

    Depp achieves Transcendence Review by Matt Anderson: Transcendence pulsates with ambition and ideas, but it stumbles through the final act.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A muddled look at the perils of artificial intelligence

  • Oblivion (2013)

    Cruise runs toward Oblivion Review by Robert Denerstein: An intriguing look lacks a plot to match

    Review by Matt Anderson: Oblivion finds its own soul and creates its own nourishing atmosphere.

  • Red (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Old-pro cast livens up a so-so action flick

    Review by Matt Anderson: The action flatlines, but the characters make RED a lively, mildly entertaining diversion

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

    The Dark Knight returns Review by Matt Anderson: The Dark Knight returns and turns the genre on its head

  • Wanted (2008)

    Jolie makes McAvoy feel Wanted Review by Matt Anderson: Matrix/Fight Club flick outlandish yet believable within the confines of its own hyperactive logic

  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

    Hartnett is one Lucky Number Slevin Review by Marty Mapes: Competently made, but we've seen it before and the message is morally muddy

  • March of the Penguins (2005)

    Autumn begins in March of the Penguins Review by Marty Mapes: Adults can be moved, informed, and amazed without cloying music or cutesy montages to ruin it

  • Batman Begins (2005)

    Bale cuts a striking figure as Batman Begins Review by Matt Anderson: Bless the bat heavens for Christopher Nolan

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Batman Begins, now on DVD, stands cape and cowl above the previous Batflicks

  • Unleashed (2005)

    Li is Unleashed by Hoskins Review by Marty Mapes: That's a lot of diverse talent that makes a melange rather than something more pure

  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Not glitzy or glamorous, but solidly written, acted, and photographed

  • Bruce Almighty (2003)

    Bruce Almighty counts on Carrey Review by Ryan Hurtig: The story is sacrificed for Jim Carrey's antics whenever the plot stalls

  • The Sum of All Fears (2002)

    Freeman and Affleck tally The Sum of All Fears Review by Marty Mapes: Evidence accumulates as in a murder mystery, slowly building to an unforgettable climax

  • High Crimes (2002)

    Judd investigates High Crimes Review by Marty Mapes: A by-the-numbers mystery/courtroom drama for the Matlock crowd

  • Nurse Betty (2000)

    Renee Zellweger is the plucky Nurse Betty Review by Marty Mapes: Renee Zellweger thinks she lives in a soap opera in this black comedy

  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review by Matt Anderson: It's all as mechanical as the tin soldiers featured in the climactic War of the Realms.

  • Last Vegas

    Review by Matt Anderson: An old and tired formulaic story about aging as seen through Hollywood’s rose