Wary About Harry
Is the big-screen Harry Potter as delightful as the one in the book? And should you be worried about his witchcraft? Critics and viewers respond.
A Beautiful What ?
The Golden Globes honored A Beautiful Mind this week, a true story that tells very little truth. Also: Black Hawk Down— just a bunch of combat scenes? I Am Sam's Sean Penn—begging for an Oscar? Orange County— not another teen movie? Snow Dogs—a must see
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
What critics are saying about Austin Powers, Country Bears, Signs, Lovely and Amazing, Tadpole, The Kid Stays in the Picture, and more reviews of K-19: The Widowmaker and Sunshine State
Is a Clean Movie Unrealistic?
Christian film reviewers look at Little Secrets, Simone, One Hour Photo, and Serving Sara, and readers debate movie-editing software.
Haircut Chats and Harvard Brats
What Christian critics are saying about Barbershop, Stealing Harvard, One Hour Photo, Swimfan, and City by the Sea. Plus news on future films about Christians: Hell House and Saved
Garden-Variety Heroes Delight Critics
Veggie Tales scores with religious and mainstream media alike. What critics are saying about Hell House and Red Dragon. Plus: Why Christian moviegoers should discover Ingmar Bergman.
The Best Films of 2002
The year saw a trend in despair, anger, and revenge at the cinema. Critics and readers weigh in on their favorite depictions of it.
Throwing Stones at a Sinner
"Does The Widow of St. Pierre depict Christlike mercy or an abhorrent offense to justice? Plus: Spy Kids makes the theater safe for the whole family, and critics respond to The Tailor of Panama, Someone Like You, Tomcats, and Series 7."
"Run, Run, Chomp, Chomp"
Critics sink their teeth into Jurassic Park 3 and America's Sweethearts. Plus a question about movie profanities
"Critics weigh the pros and cons of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, while very few like Bad Company. Also: Cherish, Atanajuart—The Fast Runner, a video game version of Black Hawk Down, a discussion of admirable action heroes, and a sneak peek at Th"
"What Christian critics are saying about Minority Report, The Bourne Identity, Windtalkers, and Scooby-Doo. Plus: Narnia vs. His Dark Materials"
Seabiscuit Comes in Fifth
"Christian critics rate Seabiscuit, Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Northfork, and Masked and Anonymous. Plus, the debate over Mel Gibson's film about Jesus intensifies"
Look What The Cat in the Hat Dragged In
"Critics rate Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, 21 Grams, Gothika, upcoming films, and Master and Commander. Dick Staub writes about the 'art' of Christian filmmaking. Plus: More Passion controversy and reader/critic responses to The Lord of the Rings: The T"
"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"