Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Hip-hop, R&B, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Reviews > Film

Sunday, August 24 2003

Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol) (2002)

As Mondays in the Sun begins, Santa is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain his sense of humor and optimism.


The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Peter Mullan's film both amplifies and flattens these stories, so they are at once sensational and too intimate.


The Medallion (2003)

As energetic and enthusiastic as Jackie Chan remains, things have definitely changed, for him as well as viewers.


Friday, August 22 2003

American Splendor (2003)

Is there a finer actor on the planet than Hope Davis?"


Thursday, August 14 2003

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly looks great in glitter tops and short skirts. What else could she need to know?.


The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003)

Eschewing the loopy romanticism of his past efforts, Alan Rudolph displays admirable restraint in representing domestic drudgery.


Open Range (2003)

Kevin Costner's film assumes the usual mythology: the West 'died' when corporate thinking encroached on the boundless spirit of the cowboys.


Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Yet another generation of Elm Street teens arrive at the grim realization that adults are useless when it comes to serial killers, or anything else.


Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

The soldiers rebel in trivial but telling ways, more often than not imitating the very systems they think they're bucking.


Monday, August 11 2003

Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955)

It is darkly ambivalent about the veracity of our memories (both individually and collectively).


Thursday, August 7 2003

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, cd-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.


Freaky Friday (2003)

It's good to see Jamie Lee Curtis acting like a 15-year-old.


Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Dirty Pretty Things is a film about beaten down, exhausted, tenaciously hopeful workers.


Le Divorce (2003)

Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.


Camp (2003)

A patchwork quilt for the unloved misfits it glorifies and indulges, Todd Graff's 'Camp' has a quarter of the polish of 'Chicago', but three times the humanity.


Friday, August 1 2003

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Fun as it is, demonstrates a little end-of-series fatigue.


Gigli (2003)

His hair slicked back, his face set in an expression resembling impassivity, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) tends to philosophize with his marks.


The Embalmer (L’ Imbalsamatore) (2002)

It is wonderfully indirect; it paints a complicated psychological landscape but doesn't make any of it explicit.


American Wedding (2003)

Stifler's insufferable self-love is his special gift, of course, and what viewers love most about him.


Thursday, July 24 2003

Seabiscuit (2003)

Engaging viewers emotionally, in a way that the rest of the summer's car chases and explosions can't even imagine doing, the racing scenes create an exhilarating rhythm for Seabiscuit's story.


Now on PopMatters
Announcements
PM Picks

© 1999-2015 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.