- October 6, 2003 | Movie Review
- One Man Band
Playing a washed-up rocker turned substitute teacher, Jack Black unleashes enough comic energy in School of Rock to fill a stadium.
- September 29, 2003 | Movie Review
- Generation Gap
Woody Allen tries to court a younger audience. But how many twentysomethings are obsessed with Sinatra, Dostoevsky, and psychoanalysis?
- September 22, 2003 | Movie Review
- Social Studies
To Be and to Have, a documentary about a single-room schoolhouse in rural France, offers up a poignant vision of how a teacher can shape lives.
- September 15, 2003 | Movie Review
- Sleepless in Tokyo
In Lost in Translation, Bill Murray plays a man stranded in a posh, all-inclusive hotel that serves as a metaphor for his numbed existence.
- September 8, 2003 | Movie Review
- For Art's Sake
Taking Sides resumes the age-old debate over whether artists should be held accountable for their politics. Neither side budges.
- August 25, 2003 | Movie Review
- Child's Play
Thirteen bills itself as an authentic take on being a teen in the age of J.Lo, but these filmmakers still have a lot of growing up to do.
- August 18, 2003 | Movie Review
- Pekar Experience
American Splendor heroizes Harvey Pekar, a real-life comic-book creator who chronicles the everyday adventures of sad sacks like himself.
- August 11, 2003 | Movie Review
- Love Bites
In The Secret Lives of Dentists, Campbell Scott plays a cuckolded dentist unable to summon the courage to confront his wife.
- August 4, 2003 | Movie Review
- Horse Play
Gary Ross reworks the story of Seabiscuit, the champion racehorse of the Depression era, into a redemption myth.
- July 28, 2003 | Movie Review
- Treacle Treat
Camp is a crowd-pleasing musical that overflows with exuberance, but you’ll want to check your cliché-detector at the door. Also reviewed: Dirty Pretty Things and Bad Boys II