"An intentionally awkward masterpiece."
A Dirty Shame (2004)
Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
"A bitterly hysterical and nearly flawless film with two lead performances that aren't likely to be topped."
The Intruder (2001)
"Confusing as hell. At one point, I was convinced the projectionist was showing the reels out of order."
"Payne once again does an incredible job creating deeply flawed but extremely likable characters. portrayed in shockingly real performances."
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Silver City (2004)
"Ho-hum slasher flick."
Anatomy of Hell (2004)
The Machinist (2004)
"Worth a look just to see the frighteningly thin Bale, and some nice washed-out photography from Xavi Giménez."
"In the hands of a typical multiplex filmmaker, this would seem downright formulaic. But with Green and Orr at the reigns, things manage to seem fresh, exciting and different."
"Half self-indulgent and half excruciatingly self-aware."
Enduring Love (2004)
"Genuinely frightening stuff unraveled in a very untraditional way."
Being Julia (2004)
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
"Occasionally clever, but not nearly enough so to make it worth your while."
Goldfish Memory (2003)
Vanity Fair (2004)
"The little brother to Fahrenheit 9/11. Each will divide their audience based on their political beliefs, despite not being particularly well made."
Suspect Zero (2004)
In the Realms of the Unreal (2005)
Garden State (2004)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
"I was mildly surprised when it didn't stink up the joint. In that regard, you can call it the Queen of the Damned 2004."
Without a Paddle (2004)
Open Water (2004)
The Door in the Floor (2004)
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
"A decent import with a nice ending -- and you couldn't ask for better acting talent."
"A whole lot of dark, real-time fun in Mexico City. I hear it's better than being there. Safer, too, unless you're a character in this film."
"Very slow in spots, with Miike saving it all up for his big finale, which I dare not speak of lest the nightmares return."
King Arthur (2004)
"Ran two hours, felt like three, could have easily been one, and features no less of a videogame-type plot than mothersucking Van Helsing."
Before Sunset (2004)
"A rare example of a sequel that is labor of love -- not one that worships at the altar of the Almighty Dollar."
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
"Expect less of the one-liners and more of the biting the inside of your cheek so you won't start bawling in front of your date."
White Chicks (2004)
"If drugs weren't involved, sterilization should be."
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
"It's like shooting fish in a barrel -- finding clips of Bush embarrassing himself ain't too hard"
The Notebook (2004)
"My eyes rolled so far back in my head, I actually saw my brain. And my brain was really pissed off about having to sit through pap like this."
"Strong debut from writer-director Mark Milgard."
The Terminal (2004)
"Steven Spielberg's most Spielberg-y film in years."
"I could watch a guy taking a wrench to the face or a ball to the groin for 90 minutes every day of the week."
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
"Necromongers? Underverse? I don't know about you, but when I hear names like that, I start tuning out and thinking about different kinds of pie."
"More adult, and seeing this series become gradually more sophisticated, along with its three stars, is a real treat."