Better than Hollywood's Best? A Feast of Foreign Films
Critics review City of God, Morvern Callar, Talk to Her, El Bola, Amen, The Recruit, Biker Boyz, and Final Destination 2. Also: the Vatican talks Harry Potter, RazorMouth speaks Greek, and Christian critics continue to list the best of 2002
Nuclear Blast Equals Box Office Boom
"What Christian and mainstream critics are saying about The Sum of All Fears, Undercover Brother, The Climb, Thirteen Conversations about One Thing, Insomnia, and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron."
Bringing Down the Bad Reviews
"Mel Gibson stirs up controversy with his Christ film. A mainstream critic criticizes parents who take kids to rated-R movies. And critics mull over Bringing Down the House, Tears of the Sun, The Safety of Objects, Gerry, All the Real Girls, and The Son"
The League of Flat and Uninspired Gentlemen
"Critics look over The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and continue talking about Pirates of the Caribbean, Legally Blonde 2, T3: Rise of the Machines, and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Plus: Filmmakers praise the community and challenges of Flickerin"
King Arthur Struggles in Quest for Good Reviews
Christian film critics are divided over King Arthur, unite against Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and disapprove of Sleepover. Plus: More on Fahrenheit 9/11, Spider-Man 2, and America's Heart and Soul.
Batman Begins: The Best Superhero Film Ever?
More Christian critics review Batman Begins. Plus, reviews of Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Perfect Man, and more perspectives on Howl's Moving Castle, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D.
When Grownups Act Like Little Children
Little Children is getting great reviews, but is it showing anywhere? Plus, Catch a Fire, Conversations with God, Saw III, Running with Scissors, and more reviews of Flags of Our Fathers and Marie Antoinette.
Readers Respond to A Walk to Remember
After last week's critical mix on A Walk to Remember, readers and viewers turn in their own views. Plus: Critical views on Birthday Girl and Slackers, and Part Two of our 2002 Preview.
Critics find the flaws in Chasing Liberty and My Baby's Daddy, and continue to examine current favorites like The Station Agent, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Cold Mountain, Big Fish, Monster, Radio and To End All Wars.
Good Dog, Bad Dog
After seeing Benji: Off the Leash!, some Christian critics want to adopt him, others to impound him. Plus: Hero, Exorcist: The Beginning, Without a Paddle, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Riding Giants, and more reviews of Open Water, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and Alien vs. Predator.
Mel Gibson Produces "Immoral" Film
Paparazzi makes a hero out of a photographer-killer. Plus: Vanity Fair, Wicker Park, Danny Deckchair, The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The Cookout, and more reviews of Hero and Before Sunset.