Long Island Press
Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)
"Every glance and gesture is an extraordinary vision bathed in lingering and hypnotic beauty. "
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
"Gender avenger director Meyers's good natured target practice on a 60-ish Don Juan chasing tender-age babes."
Big Fish (2003)
"The taming by Hollywood of divinely weird and edgy imaginations like Tim Burton, is pretty much a fish out of water experience."
"Sparkling but slight glimpse into the lives of the lusty female dancers of the music video world."
"In the end, keeping score of most of the ensuing cross-cultural mayhem is about as involving as Xeroxing for two hours."
Bad Santa (2003)
"With Christmas mischief like this, who needs Halloween."
"One and one are not necessarily always two, and mixing the occult with a psychiatric thriller may end up, inadvertently, as comedy."
"All the quirky characters feel as familiar and comfortable as the supporting cast in your own life, even when it comes to the irritating ones."
"A different kind of ship flick, more about the spicy flow of conversation in the cramped quarters below, than a rip-roaring, rough seas action adventure."
Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)
"The filmmakers, simply forgotten in the dramatic rush of events, capture the anatomy of a coup as it crystallized and unraveled, and history nearly recorded itself."
"Ferrell is lunatic perfect, skirting the sillier sentimentality of the story, while never missing an opportunity to indulge in its darker, more ridiculous excesses."
The Human Stain (2003)
"Tries to hedge its bets by doing a conscious balancing act between page and screen, and ends up doing justice to neither."
Shattered Glass (2003)
"Easily one of the most original and shrewdly crafted movies this year, amidst a glut of hollow, show-off cinematic pageantry."
The Singing Detective (2003)
"Zany comic relief moments hold th film together when you might otherwise be, well, itching to flee the theater."
Runaway Jury (2003)
"The kind of bracing psychological thriller that makes a case for the battle of ideas being every bit as thrilling as a great fight scene."
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
"A conventional Hollywood comedy boasting a bolder indie heart, the film essentially combines the worst of both worlds."
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
"If genre imitation is at epidemic levels, Tarantino still holds the title of original master, and the guy most likely to be stolen from."
"You might actually anticipate learning something about the real JohnnyHolmes and his vocational choices. Think again."
The Station Agent (2003)
" These are genuinely felt and vulnerable characters, each with a reason to feel swept to the outer margins of society."
My Life Without Me (2003)
"Gets that messy emotional juncture between bruised torment and naked despair just right"
"not since 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,' has geriatric terrorism been so creepy."
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
"Down-home, good-natured sense of humor, but a sitcom-ish sentimentality often veering between Sunday sermonizing and silliness."
Bruce Almighty (2003)
The In-Laws (2003)
Down With Love (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Shape Of Things (2002)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
Anger Management (2003)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
People I Know (2003)
Lilja 4-ever (2003)
Phone Booth (2003)
The Core (2003)
View from the Top (2003)
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
Old School (2003)
"Not exactly a time-travel fantasy, but definitely inhabited by spaced-out, anachronistic characters, Old School is about a trio of 30-something buds who yearn to go back to the past in order to avoid the present. "
Returning Mickey Stern (2003)
Elsker Dig For Evigt (2002)
"Most of Cronenberg's previous films are busy with corporeal matter-monsters or creatures-but with Spider, there's a sort of poetic singularity in that Fiennes rarely has actors to play off. The monster is his psyche, the way he interprets existence. "
"Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable."
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Lost in La Mancha (2003)
Darkness Falls (2003)