- March 15, 2004 | Movie Review
- Wag the Cog
A staunch soldier gets caught up in conspiracy in David Mamet’s noirish Spartan; Hidalgo is Seabiscuit with sand (and Viggo Mortensen).
- March 8, 2004 | Movie Review
The unfunny Starsky & Hutch is the latest—but undoubtedly not the last—seventies TV series to get the big-screen treatment.
- March 1, 2004 | Movie Review
- Passion Ploy
Mel Gibson’s imagining of Jesus’ last hours is a gory bloodbath worthy of a Jacobean revenge tragedy.
- February 23, 2004 | Movie Review
- Pet Project
Adopting a circus camel is one thing, but persuading a Polish town to love it is a comic challenge eagerly taken up by the heroes of The Big Animal.
- February 16, 2004 | Movie Review
- Science of Bachelors
The Scandinavian single men under observation in Kitchen Stories make classic comic fodder; The Code is a French thriller that asks, Why kill?
- February 9, 2004 | Movie Review
- Paris Is Yearning
Bertolucci’s The Dreamers may be rated NC-17, but its cinephilic ménage à trois is more sweet than scandalous.
- February 2, 2004 | Movie Review
- Colder Mountain
Crippled and frostbitten, Joe Simpson was left to die in the Peruvian Andes. How he survived is the harrowing subject of Touching the Void.
- January 19, 2004 | Movie Review
- Persian Gulf
Rich and poor live uneasily together in Crimson Gold, Jafar Panahi’s revealing tale of a Tehran pizza deliverer driven to murder.
- January 3, 2004 | Movie Review
- Best Films of 2003
Our critic names his favorite flicks of the year.
- January 4, 2004 | Movie Review
- Off Pointe
The Company gets ballet life right, but stumbles when it comes to character; Ben Kingsley rules House of Sand and Fog.