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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time on Christians at the Movies; Collateral Cruises
Time magazine on the church's changing attitudes about film. Plus: Religious press critics review Collateral, Open Water, Garden State, Little Black Book, A Home at the End of the World, Code 46, Maria Full of Grace, The Village, The Manchurian Candidate, and Thunderbirds.
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.
Movies That Changed My Life
In an excerpt from his new book, Through a Screen Darkly, CT Movies critic Jeffrey Overstreet tells how certain films opened his eyes wider than ever, enabling him to look closer than ever before.
The Christians Are Coming!
Christian Frank Peretti hands in less-than-horrifying Hangman's Curse. In The Fighting Temptations and Matchstick Men, a choir director and a con artist clean up their acts, but Christian press critics are more impressed with Lost in Translation. Plus: Reviews of Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, The Order, The Gospel of John, Cabin Fever, Thirteen, and more.
A Memorable Trip to the Emergency Room
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu wins year-end raves, but who saw it? Plus, reviews of God Grew Tired of Us, The Hitcher, and additional reviews of Pan's Labyrinth, Miss Potter, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good German, Thr3e, and Primeval.
Junk Movies and a Movie About Junk Food
Super Size Me is a must-see for those concerned about their diet, culture, and kids. Meanwhile, film critics flee the theatres after suffering through Van Helsing and New York Minute. Some find interesting alternatives in Dogville, Godsend, Mean Girls, and many other current releases.