A Season of Saviors
Christian media reviewers take on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gangs of New York, Antwone Fisher, Star Trek: Nemesis, Maid in Manhattan, The Hot Chick, and the Swedish arthouse film Songs from the Second Floor
Two Elegant Adaptations by Director Phillip Noyce
What critics are saying about Phillip Noyce's The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Darkness Falls, Chicago, and other recent hits. Plus: Holly McClure looks at Mad Mel's risky new film about Jesus.
The Year in Pictures
Memento, Moulin Rouge, and Monsters Inc. are among the year's most meaningful motion pictures, according to readers and critics. Also: reviews of Brotherhood of the Wolf and Charlotte Gray
Hero Draws High Praise
Hero's a hit with audiences and critics. Religious press critics review Vanity Fair, Suspect Zero, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, and Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2, plus more reviews of Open Water, Exorcist: The Beginning, She Hate Me, Without a Paddle, The Story of the Weeping Camel, The Corporation, De-Lovely, and Garden State.
First-Rate Million Dollar Baby Reaches Controversial Conclusion
Religious press critics disagree with mainstream critics' on Million Dollar Baby's unethical "message," but not its superb artistry. Plus, Christian critics review The Sea Inside,and White Noise, and offer further reviews of Meet the Fockers, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Aviator, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Beyond the Sea, and Ocean's Twelve.
Great Raid, Great Reviews ...Mostly
Christian film critics mostly praise The Great Raid, and review Four Brothers, Saint Ralph, The Skeleton Key, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and Grizzly Man.
Snakes and Illusions
Does Snakes on a Plane live up to the hype? Is The Illusionist "cinematic storytelling at its best"? Christian critics review these, and Accepted, Material Girls, and Factotum. Plus, more reviews of Little Miss Sunshine.
No Presents, No Christmas?
Christian media critics respond to The Santa Clause 2, Frida, I Spy, Waking Up in Reno, Bloody Sunday, The Weight of Water, The Grey Zone, and the second Harry Potter film
Planet-Hopping Pioneers Ponder Virtue, Theology, and the Afterlife
What Christian critics are saying about Solaris, Treasure Planet, The Emperor's Club, Die Another Day, Friday After Next, Personal Velocity, Harry Potter, Fellowship of the Ring, and Bowling for Columbine