In the Realms of the Unreal (2005)
The Chorus (Les Choristes) (2005)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Alone in the Dark (2005)
Hide and Seek (2005)
"Were it not for the stain of anti-Semitism that forever marks Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, there is little doubt that Michael Radford's brave screen adaptation would currently be in serious contention for awards."
"It comes as no surprise to learn that Javier Bardem, the virile and charismatic Spanish actor, is capable of turning on the charisma even working only from the neck up. What is alarming is realizing that the rest of the movie he's in is paralyzed as well."
The Woodsman (2004)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
"You've got to smile at a movie that puts two key female characters in high heels and skimpy dresses and brazenly insists that it makes perfect sense that they be dressed that way for a shootout in the middle of a snowstorm."
Coach Carter (2005)
Bad Education (2004)
Racing Stripes (2005)
Beyond the Sea (2004)
"Spacey the actor bails out Spacey the director. He's been talking about his abiding love of Darin for quite some time, and he nails Darin in look, deed and buttery croon, making up for many of the film's structural deficiencies."
"The constant talk and tease of Elektra is sure to cause even more male frustration than Catwoman and Tomb Raider, where the femmes were similarly dolled up and then sexed down to appease the nanny censors."
White Noise (2005)
"When it falters, it does so for the same reason certain otherwise perfectly unnerving recent horror movies have -- because the atmosphere of irrational dread is punctured by the demand for a rational explanation."
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
"The almost forgotten but all too real African genocide documented in Hotel Rwanda hits us as suddenly and as hard as it does Paul Rusesabagina, the accidental hero played so masterfully by Don Cheadle."
In Good Company (2004)
Red Lights (2004)
Fat Albert (2004)
"Fat Albert manages to talk down to two generations of pop-cult consumers - the Boomers and the Gen-Xers - while leaving no reason for their uncategorized offspring to join in on the Hey! Hey! Hey! chants."
Meet the Fockers (2004)
The Phantom of the Opera (2005)
The Aviator (2004)
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Son Frere (2004)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
"In keeping with his general distaste for sequels -- this is his first, in fact -- Soderbergh has subverted all of the usual conventions, making the movie far more interesting than it has any right to be."
Blade: Trinity (2004)
"Pumped by a soundtrack of period South African funk and dance music, propelled by whiplash montage sequences and rubber-burning Burt Reynolds-issue getaways, Stander is the very definition of good, old-fashioned outlawry."
Robot Stories (2004)
Christmas With the Kranks (2004)
Crying Ladies (2004)
Lightning in a Bottle (2004)
"If the movie seems at times a little thin in its chronology and scholarship, it more than makes up for that in the quality of performances that ranges from the cool fire of Angelique Kidjo to the hot smoke of B.B. King."
Finding Neverland (2004)
National Treasure (2004)
The Take (2004)