Critics Toast a Wedding
Critics respond to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Believer, feardotcom, Undisputed, Mostly Martha, Little Secrets, and One Hour Photo. Plus, readers make suggestions for future Jesus movies, and a new development in the DGA/Clean Flicks clash
Fall Films Fall Hard
"What critics are saying about Mulholland Drive, Training Day, Max Keeble's Big Move, Bandits, Corky Romano, Serendipity, Joy Ride, and Iron Monkey."
Is The Passion More Violent than Kill Bill?
"Debate over Mel Gibson's film takes a different turn while religious press critics look at the Kill Bill—Vol.1, Intolerable Cruelty, Mystic River, Good Boy! and House of the Dead"
Duff Raises her Voice, Latifah Drives Her Taxi
Christian critics review Raise Your Voice, Taxi, Friday Night Lights, The Motorcycle Diaries and Bright Young Things; offer more on Monty Python's The Life of Brian, Shark Tale, Ladder 49, and Shaun of the Dead; and take a new look at the significance of Blade Runner.
The World's Biggest-Grossing Star Has Another Hit
Critics consider Coach Carter, Racing Stripes, and Elektra, as well as The Merchant of Venice, Bad Education, A Love Song for Bobby Long, and Les Choristes. Plus: More reviews of In Good Company, White Noise, Million Dollar Baby, and Hotel Rwanda.
Fighting Evil with Evil in Sin City
Christian film critics say Sin City's flashy, exhausting, empty; and Beauty Shop's no Barbershop. Plus, more reviews of Millions and Melinda and Melinda.
Serenity Soars, Violence Shocks, Game Plays Well
Christian film critics review Serenity, A History of Violence, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Oliver Twist, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, and Into the Blue. Plus, more reviews of Flightplan.
Darkly's Dark, Dupree's Depraved
Christian film critics consider A Scanner Darkly, and lament two crass new comedies: You, Me and Dupree and Little Man. Plus, more reviews of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Brick.
A Memorable Trip to the Emergency Room
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu wins year-end raves, but who saw it? Plus, reviews of God Grew Tired of Us, The Hitcher, and additional reviews of Pan's Labyrinth, Miss Potter, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good German, Thr3e, and Primeval.
Sin or Swim
Critics consider the teen thriller Swimfan and the broken family dynamics of City by the Sea. Plus: Further responses to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and some comment on The Devil's Playground
Critics Would Send Cradle 2 an Unmarked Grave
"Religious press reviewers write off Cradle 2 the Grave, but rave about He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Plus: Peter Chattaway's best of 2002 ; reviews of To End All Wars, Gods and Generals, The Quiet American, Dark Blue ; and readers consider the Roman Polansk"
"Film Forum: Critics Rocked by Jack Black, Gored by Tarantino"
Religious press critics attend The School of Rock, Kill Bill—Vol. 1, Out of Time, The Station Agent, and Wonderland. More reviews arrive for Luther, Secondhand Lions, and Matchstick Men. Plus: More Passion debate, farewells for Elia Kazan, a report from t
Oscars Seem Likely to Crown King; Butterfly Has Bad Effect
Oscar nominations put crowns on return of the King, but Gimli and Aragorn are in trouble for 'cultural' remarks. Meanwhile, religious press film critics shake off The Butterfly Effect and review The Company and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Plus: More about The Passion of the Christ, Along Came Polly, Teacher's Pet, and Torque.