"A highly unusual hayride through the cornfields of old, Hybrid showcases the odd and eccentric relics of a past culled from a family scrapbook filled barnyard cobwebs and the echoes of mislaid affections."
Roger Dodger (2002)
"Roger Dodger features a protagonist who's so abrasive, it's a wonder that he doesn't send viewers charging for the exits. Fortunately, Campbell Scott (The Spanish Prisoner), and novice writer-director Dylan Kidd imbue the arrogant, predator"
"Tykwer is an intriguing filmmaker in his own right, and his creative approach to storytelling seems a bit stifled here. He sometimes reveals the same tale three different ways. While it's easy to see why he'd be eager to bring a coda to Kieslowski's legac"
I Spy (2002)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Bloody Sunday (2002)
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
"...it's a shame that [film]'s only appreciative audience might be those of us with memories deep enough to recall the rise and fall and rise again of one of the industry's true crap-shooting visionaries."
Red Dragon (2002)
The Transporter (2002)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Spirited Away (2001)
"Spirited Away is a wonderous tale for grade schoolers that never condescends or spoon feeds its themes. Miyazaki's characters and situations are so engaging that he can condemn greed and environmental negligence without ever sermonizing."
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Moonlight Mile (2002)
"[Brad] Silberling has prescribed a self-cathartic cinematic tale that both spiritually allows him to deal with a tremendous personal tragedy while also sharing a powerfully written dramatic narrative, filled with tenderness and comic flourishes, with his"
The Four Feathers (2002)
"Had the rest of the film featured the same courage and intelligence demonstrated in Heath Ledger's performance, sitting through The Four Feathers might not have seemed as arduous as walking across the desert."
Stealing Harvard (2002)
"The most trivial act can be loaded with meaning and consequence -- what you do affects those around you. This is, of course, a useful, if sobering lesson. Thank goodness, the film doesn't deliver it in a particularly sobering fashion."
City by the Sea (2002)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
The Good Girl (2002)
"Where Chuck & Buck considers childlike "innocence" (even in manipulation), The Good Girl looks at goodness as another form of innocence, equally imposed and equally costly, a means of wreaking havoc, of shaping fragile and necessary bonds."
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
The Master of Disguise (2002)