A Mother Tries to Prove that Her Son Exists
Critics mull over The Forgotten, Shaun of the Dead, First Daughter, and the 10th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. Plus: More reviews of Sky Captain, Silver City, Mean Creek, and the new Star Wars DVD package.
Is Nicolas Cage a National Treasure?
Christian film critics review National Treasure, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The Machinist, and more reviews of Kinsey, Finding Neverland, Sideways, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Woman, Thou Art Loosed, After the Sunset, and Seed of Chucky.
About an Abortionist
Mike Leigh's film Vera Drake impresses religious press with its treatment of a sensitive subject. Plus: The Grudge, Primer, Surviving Christmas, Spin, Stage Beauty, and more reviews of The Final Cut, Thé rèse, The Motorcycle Diaries, and Luther.
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.
In Good Company Explores Business Ethics
Opening nationwide next week, the Paul Weitz comedy stars Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson. We had a chance to catch up with them at a recent press event in L.A.
Alejandro Iñ árritu, director of Babel, says his films are about families—parents and children, of course, but also the global family … and the consequences of trying to live without God.
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.
Darkness and Light
The cast and filmmakers of Constantine consider the movie's meaning—for audiences, and for themselves.
Films with Class
Two thrilling movies about classrooms, students and teachers, guaranteed to stir your soul.
Does Saved! Condemn Christian High Schools?
News comes in on the most spiritual film of all time, the Best of 2003, and The Passion of the Christ. A pregnant teen is persecuted by gay-hating evangelical Christians in Saved! Religious press critics review The Big Bounce and The Perfect Score, and You Got Served, examine new DVD releases, consider nudity in Calendar Girls, argue over The Butterfly Effect, and highlight themes in Oscar-nominated films.
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.
Wilberforce Amazes; Film Forum Moves On
In Film Forum's final week at CT Movies, Jeffrey Overstreet reflects on the column's seven-year run. Plus: Wilberforce's testimony dazzles us in Amazing Grace, but The Astronaut Farmer, The Number 23, and Reno 911: Miami are disappointing.
Will Smith's I, Robot is full of summer movie cliché s but lacks Asimov. A Cinderella Story gets bad reviews from all ages. The Door in the Floor leads to mixed reviews. Plus, Napoleon Dynamite, Maria Full of Grace, and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.
Kinsey Repugnant; Neverland Inspiring
Kinsey covers up criminal behavior; Finding Neverland fancies fantasy; Bridget Jones is "bad," After the Sunset is "awful," and Seed of Chucky is "repellent." Plus, more reviews of The Incredibles, The Polar Express, and Sideways.
A Warm & Fuzzy Kevin Smith?
Well, not quite. But the normally crass writer/director toned it down for Jersey Girl, where the young father wears his heart on his sleeve.