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.
Intelligent Believers on the Big Screen?
What critics are saying about the portrayal of Christians in A Walk to Remember and The Count of Monte Cristo. Plus: The Mothman Prophecies, Kung Pow, and part one of a 2002 preview.
The Christians Are Coming!
Christian Frank Peretti hands in less-than-horrifying Hangman's Curse. In The Fighting Temptations and Matchstick Men, a choir director and a con artist clean up their acts, but Christian press critics are more impressed with Lost in Translation. Plus: Reviews of Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, The Order, The Gospel of John, Cabin Fever, Thirteen, and more.
Taking the NY Times to Task
A Passion-ate rebuke of The New York Times. Revenge and style quench Man on Fire. Life lessons elevate 13 Going on 30. Excessive sex and despair cause Young Adam to fall. Plus more on The Alamo.