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
Passion, a Teen Porn Star, and a Period Piece
Critics punish The Girl Next Door, but some will remember The Alamo. Ella Enchanted fails to enchant, The Whole Ten Yards doesn't measure up, and Johnson Family Vacation gets lost. Plus: Good Bye Lenin! And more reviews of Dogville and Home on the Range.
Star Wars Saga Reaches Its Darth Nadir
Christian film critics attack, defend Star Wars: Episode III—;Revenge of the Sith, and review Kicking and Screaming, Unleashed, Monster-in-Law, Mindhunters. Plus, more reviews of Kingdom of Heaven and Crash
Hollywoodland: Awards for Affleck?
Hollywoodland explores a sleazy mystery. The Protector is all stunts, no story. Plus, The Covenant, more criticism for The Wicker Man, and more enthusiasm for Little Miss Sunshine.
Will Ferrell Profound? Inspiring? Yup.
Christian film critics are moved and inspired by Stranger Than Fiction, but not so pleased with A Good Year. Plus, The Return, Harsh Times, the debut of "The Movie Gourmet," and more reviews of Babel.
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.