- April 28, 2003 | Movie Review
- Life's a Pitch
In People I Know, Al Pacino brings his patented blood-and-thunder theatrics to the role of a washed-up flack trying to claw his way back to glory; Confidence feels like a scam.
- April 21, 2003 | Movie Review
- Fresh Air
Christopher Guest’s hilarious docu-comedy, A Mighty Wind, takes aim at the folk-music scene. Anger Management is nothing to get worked up about.
- April 7, 2003 | Movie Review
- High Stakes
Neil Jordan’s South of France caper, The Good Thief, is nearly done in by an overdose of glamour and glitz; happily, Nick Nolte’s dapper druggie steals the show.
- March 31, 2003 | Movie Review
- Teen Spirit
Peter Sollett’s sweet coming-of-age tale Raising Victor Vargas delivers a fresh take on the teen movie, thanks to the uncontrived performances of its nonprofessional cast.
- March 24, 2003 | Movie Review
- The Big Chiller
A straight-up shot of horror, via Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher, may restore Lawrence Kasdan’s box-office vitality; echoes of primal Mexico in Carlos Reygadas’s Japón.
- March 17, 2003 | Movie Review
- My Big Fat Brit Life
An unflappable soccer teen fields Bend It Like Beckham's generational anxieties; Mickey Rourke's cowboy junkie cooks up a dose of authenticity; Laurel Canyon is all about Frances.
- March 4, 2002 | Movie Review
- Hooray for Bollywood!
Big Bad Love
- March 10, 2003 | Movie Review
- The White Stuff
Steve Martin’s uptighty whitey in Bringing Down the House falls miserably short of being funny; in Tears of the Sun, Bruce Willis gets to play Great White Father.
- March 3, 2003 | Movie Review
- Twisted Web
With Spider, David Cronenberg once again demonstrates his deep affinity for decay—but gets ensnared in all the shadows; The Life of David Gale is a manifesto gone amok.
- February 24, 2003 | Movie Review
- Law and Disorder
In Dark Blue, Kurt Russell plays Eldon Perry, a street-smart cop who must confront his own capacity for corruption while working for a rogue unit of the LAPD.