Looking Back, Leaping Forward
What critics are saying about The Time Machine, Monsoon Wedding, All About the Benjamins, Moulin Rouge, recent war films, and teen sex in the movies
The Second Coming of E.T.
an alien Christ figure back to the big screen. Does the movie still work 20 years later? Plus: Critical responses to Blade 2, Taliesin Jones, Sorority Boys, 40 Days and 40 Nights, and Death to Smoochy. And what's this about a revival in Hollywood?
'Not Just Another Holocaust Movie'
Religious press critics review The Pianist, Just Married, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Love Liza, Max, and other highly acclaimed recent releases. Plus: Criticizing Left Behind, and Regent U's controversial student films.
"Film Forum: Big-Screen Women Wrestle with Injustice, Mortality, Family Dynamics, and Chainsaws"
Critics review Veronica Guerin, Pieces of April, My Life Without Me, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Runaway Jury. Plus: More on The DaVinci Code, Intolerable Cruelty, Luther, Good Boy!, Kill Bill—Vol. 1, Mystic River, The Gospel of John, the DVD release
"Film Forum: Lions, Luther, and Living In This World"
"Director Tim McCanlies talks about Secondhand Lions. Plus: What Christian critics are saying about In This World, Luther, The Rundown, Duplex, Under the Tuscan Sun, American Splendor, The Gospel of John, and the Toronto and Vancouver film festivals"
To Be a Better Man
Big stars in big movies storm the box office, but little animated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius stands up to the competition
Big Screen America
Critics' and readers' favorite movies for Independence Day, plus a review roundup for Mr. Deeds, Hey Arnold! and Men in Black 2.
A Week of Bloody Revenge
Kill Bill Vol. 2 and The Punisher indulge audience appetites for violence, while Connie and Carla "validate" homosexual behavior. Plus more reviews of Hellboy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Matrix trilogy, and The Gospel of John.
Alexander and The Kranks Leave Critics Cranky
Alexander's not so great. Christmas with the Kranks makes critics cranky. But A Very Long Engagement dazzles. Plus more reviews of The Polar Express, National Treasure, Finding Neverland and Sideways.
Critics Face Giants ...and Each Other
Christian film critics clash over Facing the Giants, praise The Science of Sleep, and review The Guardian, Open Season, and School for Scoundrels. Plus, a new review of Half Nelson.
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