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.
Religious Media Frown Upon This Virgin
Christian film critics chastise The 40-Year-Old Virgin, mixed on Valiant, treat Red Eye, and cross off Supercross: The Movie. Plus, more reviews of Saint Ralph, The Great Raid, Murderball, Broken Flowers, and the new DVD release of The Flowers of St. Francis.
Craftsmanship, Conscience Distinguish Gardener
Critics praise The Constant Gardener, visit 2046, dump The Transporter 2, blast A Sound of Thunder, flunk Underclassman, and remain unpersuaded by Pretty Persuasion. Plus, more reviews of Undiscovered and The Brothers Grimm.
Kong Stirs Up Critics, Brokeback Stirs Up a Storm
King Kong is amazing, but indulgent, while Brokeback Mountain is stirring up controversy. Plus, The Family Stone, Memoirs of a Geisha, and more reviews of Syriana, Paradise Now, and Yours, Mine & Ours.
"Horror Pornography" and a Drug-Abusing Grandmother
Hostel hurts, Grandma's Boy is wasted, BloodRayne's dead on arrival, The Ringer is OK, and Christian film critics are still considering Brokeback Mountain, Munich, King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Gospel.
Thr3e Thumbs Down for 'Christian Thriller'
Christian film critics are frustrated by Thr3e, but inspired by Freedom Writers. Plus, reviews of Venus, Happily N'Ever After, The Painted Veil, and Code Name: The Cleaner.
Finding Nemo Reels in Raves
Christian film critics praise Finding Nemo, debate the merits of The Italian Job, highlight the virtues of Bruce Almighty, and argue about whether The Matrix Reloaded is philosophically polluted.
A Wedding of Crass Jokes and Bad Filmmaking
"Critics try to forget American Wedding, Gigli, and Buffalo Soldiers. But Dirty Pretty Things wins applause as one of the summer's best films and Seabiscuit and Whale Rider get further examination. Plus: Debate about The Passion continues"
A Good Week for Zombies and Pirates
"Christian critics are pleased to sail with Pirates of the Caribbean and Sinbad, but not quite so happy with T3: Rise of the Machines. They also debate the merits of 28 Days Later, and the sequels to Legally Blonde and Charlie's Angels."
I Am David Is Like a Passion Cast Party
Religious press critics consider I Am David, Closer, House of Flying Daggers, and Blade: Trinity. Plus, more reviews of Christmas with the Kranks, A Very Long Engagement, Finding Neverland, Kinsey, and National Treasure.