- May 17, 2004 | Movie Review
- War of the Poses
Homer’s Greeks battle—vainly and in vain—for epic grandeur in the $175 million Troy. Strayed nails the dreadful reality of WWII.
- May 10, 2004 | Movie Review
- Where's the Beef?
After gorging on Big Macs for 30 days in Super Size Me, director Morgan Spurlock winds up full—of himself. Mean Girls has a sweet streak.
- May 3, 2004 | Movie Review
- Mixed Marriage
She’s icy, he’s charming, they’re both divorce lawyers—and despite their utter lack of chemistry, they get hitched in Laws of Attraction.
- April 26, 2004 | Movie Review
- Stress Rehearsal
Stick Nick Nolte and Sean Penn on a Sam Shepard set, and the sparks should fly, right? Not in this even-tempered documentary.
- April 19, 2004 | Movie Review
- Blood Sport
For all their smoking shotguns and crimson-drenched samurai swords, Quentin Tarantino’s epics of mayhem tell us nothing about real violence.
- April 12, 2004 | Art Review
- Things Fall Apart
In Dieter Roth’s disorderly art, the ideas sometimes fare about as well as the rotting fruit and other detritus that formed his palette.
- April 12, 2004 | Movie Review
- Force of Nature
The tranquil beauty of a Korean Buddhist monastery is no match for human cruelty in the stunning Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring.
- April 5, 2004 | Movie Review
- Low Country
With Tom Hanks as a charming southern con man, the Coen brothers slip a whoopee cushion under a comedy of manners in The Ladykillers.
- April 5, 2004 | Top Five
- Top 5 Restaurant Seders
Restaurant riffs on passover seders, semi-traditional and otherwise.
- March 22, 2004 | Movie Review
- Memory Lane
Despite its tangled plot and avant-garde style, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind harks back to classic, romantic screwball comedies.