Reviews > Film
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Suddenly, Katey's aware of a perspective other than hers and other Americans'.

READ more

12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Robot Stories (2003)

Greg Pak's debut feature film examines the connections between humans and machines in an age of burgeoning technology.

READ more
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2003)

Ibrahim is the sage, charismatic, and plainly desired father figure in this sentimental tale.

READ more

12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry sets his sights on doing the right thing for Lucy, who will always be a childish girl, never have agency, never be able to make an informed decision that she can count on lasting.

READ more
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

By the end of her life, Aileen Wuornos wanted to die, seeing it as her only escape from the legal, penal, and media systems so intent on exploiting her.

READ more

12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

Reasonably angry, distrustful, and full of himself, Luther (Omar Epps) brings all kinds of energy to the movie.

READ more

5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Miracle (2004)

Disney's Miracle is an unabashed celebration of the connections among sports, national pride, and the wonder of whiteguyness.

READ more

5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Dreamers (2003)

The frustration of The Dreamers lies in its easy lapsing into such unimaginative nostalgia, as if recalling the moment is enough.

READ more

5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Catch That Kid (2004)

Remembering well that her dad fell (100 feet), spunky climber Maddy's also afraid she might fall.

READ more
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

These first five minutes grant Eddie and the barbershop some specific background, of resistance and community.

READ more

5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Big Bounce (2004)

There is a certain sense of achievement in a movie that actually casts the famously laidback Wilson as a surfer.

READ more

30 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

You Got Served (2004)

Just in time for their feature film debut, the enormously popular B2K has disbanded, due to 'cash disputes'.

READ more

30 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Perfect Score (2004)

The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.

READ more
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

Like Legally Blonde, Win a Date showcases an independent-minded girl whose naïveté and credulity make her admirable.

READ more

22 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Touching the Void (2003)

Each climber can come to terms with 'what happened,' but neither can know the entire truth of it.

READ more

22 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Japanese Story (2003)

Like the striking landscape where it is filmed, Japanese Story is unpredictable, hard-edged, and strangely beautiful.

READ more

22 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Company (2003)

Evocations of life's uncertainty -- an Altman specialty -- simultaneously expose the obstacles the ballet company must overcome in order to mount a production.

READ more

22 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan is hooked on revising his past until he gets it right (not an unlikely metaphor for scriptwriting).

READ more

15 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Torque (2004)

Along with Will Yun Lee, Jay Hernandez provides bookends of street-cred color for pretty white star Martin Henderson.

READ more

15 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

It's a yuletide tale with all the trimmings: a trinity of homeless people, an infant foundling, the glittering lights of a snowy metropolis, Tokyo-cum-Bethlehem.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Was Super Bowl 50 a Golden Bowl?

// Channel Surfing

"A pop culture play-by-play of the biggest TV event of the year.

READ the article