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Does the End Justify the Means?
Heartless CIA superiors try to undermine Robert Redford's cool in Spy Game. Martin Lawrence travels back in time in Black Knight. And critics aren't thrilled with any of their holiday packages so far this year.
Violent Movies, Violent Reviews
What Christian critics are saying about Rollerball, Collateral Damage, Monster's Ball, Big Fat Liar, The Devil's Backbone, Italian for Beginners—and Roger Ebert.
What Would Joshua Do?
Christian critics applaud Joshua, but mainstream viewers are shaking their heads. What might be the problem? Also: Reviews of Life or Something Like It, The Cat's Meow, Jason X, and Changing Lanes
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
Anger Management, Eternal Life, and Gun Possession
Critics scratch their heads over Punch-drunk Love, contemplate Tuck Everlasting, applaud Bowling for Columbine, and rant over White Oleander. Plus: Reviews of 12 more recent movies.
Voyage to Nowhere
What religious critics are saying about Solaris, Treasure Planet, Eight Crazy Nights, Extreme Ops, They, Far From Heaven, The Emperor's Club, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Plus: News about a VeggieTales sequel and psychotic evangelical zomb
'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.
Better than Hollywood's Best? A Feast of Foreign Films
Critics review City of God, Morvern Callar, Talk to Her, El Bola, Amen, The Recruit, Biker Boyz, and Final Destination 2. Also: the Vatican talks Harry Potter, RazorMouth speaks Greek, and Christian critics continue to list the best of 2002
Whale Rider Has Audiences Cheering and Blubbering
Whale Rider is the surprise discovery of the summer, but critics are not so pleased with Hulk, Alex and Emma, and From Justin to Kelly. Plus: A documentary about Dietrich Bonhoeffer opens in Manhattan, Time reviews Jesus, Christian filmmakers ask Congress
"Violence that Hits Too Hard, Laughs that Fall Too Flat"
"A sampling of critical responses to this week's new movies. Does Fifteen Minutes commit the very sins it condemns? Are Get Over It, Company Man, and Blow Dry the kind of comedies that make you laugh, or cry? Are the folks in When Brendan Met Trudy too cru"
"Killer, Dealer, Soldiers, Spies"
"Critics in the mainstream and religious media think through April's new releases, including Along Came a Spider, Blow, Just Visiting, Pokemon 3, Spy Kids, Memento, and The Dish."
"Film Forum: Big Week for Oscar, Bad Week for Mothers"
Willard and Spider suffer for the sake of their moms. Plus: A dangerous fugitive becomes The Hunted ; a girl plays sports (gasp!) in Bend It Like Beckham ; and Agent Cody Banks gets too sexy.
Are These Chimps Champs or Chumps?
"Planet of the Apes has critics scratching their heads, while Jump Tomorrow may be the summer's sneakiest surprise"
Bonus: Giving a &*%$
"Christian film critics and readers weigh in on hearing no evil, and what makes language in film wrong, right, and R-rated."
Dear Diaries: Wholesome Isn't The Same As Entertaining
"Critics look at The Princess Diaries, Rush Hour 2 and Original Sin. Plus, when it comes to violence in the movies, should we see no evil?"
"O Shakespeare, Where Art Thy Morals?"
"What Christian and mainstream critics are saying about the Othello adaptation O, Jeepers Creepers, and other current movies."
Bringing Down the Bad Reviews
"Mel Gibson stirs up controversy with his Christ film. A mainstream critic criticizes parents who take kids to rated-R movies. And critics mull over Bringing Down the House, Tears of the Sun, The Safety of Objects, Gerry, All the Real Girls, and The Son"
"Film Forum: Leaves, Rocks, and Rivers Star in the Season's Most Breathtaking Film"
"Creation and human invention join in Rivers and Tides. Plus: news about the Left Behind lawsuit and upcoming Narnia films. Plus: what religious critics are saying about Phone Booth, Piglet's Big Movie, Head of State, The Core, Basic, and Dreamcatcher, and"
The Salvation Army Comes to the Rescue in The Man Without a Past
"Religious press critics respond to The Real Cancun, It Runs in the Family, Identity, Confidence, and Raising Victor Vargas. Plus further views on Holes, Levity, The Good Thief, Laurel Canyon, House of 1,000 Corpses."
Return of the Raves
"Film critics continue to pile praise on The Return of the King, while readers have some gripes. Critics also examine Mona Lisa Smile, House of Sand and Fog, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Statement. Plus: More reviews of In America, The Last Samurai, Big"

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