- August 9, 2004 | Movie Review
- Top Gunman
For once, Tom Cruise plays the bad guy—a coolly domineering hit man on an all-night killing spree in Michael Mann’s intense Collateral.
- July 26, 2004 | Movie Review
- Three on a Match
In a bohemian twist on family, two men and a kooky ex-hippie attempt an unusual and affecting ménage à trois. Plus, Spike Lee does his worst.
- July 19, 2004 | Movie Review
- Different Drummer
Despite his tragic final years, Marlon Brando left a legacy of brilliantly novelistic acting. Plus, Jeff Bridges’s flamboyant turn as a sloshed artiste.
- July 12, 2004 | Movie Review
- Everyday Superpeople
A tentacled evildoer! A devastated city! A lovelorn wall-crawler! Yes, it’s Spider-Man 2, here to let us know: Even superheroes get the blues.
- June 28, 2004 | Movie Review
- Burning Bush
Michael Moore is hot for regime change—and if his caustic documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 helps sway the election, what’s wrong with that?
- June 21, 2004 | Movie Review
- Extreme Makeover
The robotized Über-wives of Stepford, Connecticut, return to the screen in a silly, dull remake that goes no further than skin deep.
- June 14, 2004 | Movie Review
- Joint Account
To prove his love for his struggling-actress wife, a TV producer finances a play for her. That’s when things go horribly, hilariously wrong.
- June 7, 2004 | Movie Review
- Fright of Passage
As Harry Potter hits adolescence, the boy wizard gets a new director (Y Tu Mamá También’s Alfonso Cuarón), a new depth, and a new darkness.
- May 31, 2004 | Movie Review
- Holy High School!
In Saved!, born-again students cope with surprise pregnancy, homosexuality, a horny pastor, and a Jewish classmate. The results are devilishly funny.
- May 24, 2004 | Movie Review
- Con Anima
Today’s animated features have more style, wit, and soul than most live-action films. But Shrek 2 makes the mistake of going Hollywood.