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Rating Title/Year Author
Lola (1961) Bilge Ebiri Demy is best known stateside for his wondrous musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but some consider this, his debut feature, to be his best work. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 Cold Mountain (2003) Erich Scholz Remains compelling even at over two-and-a-half hours thanks to great performances from Law, Zellweger and the collection of cameo appearances from the likes of Giovanni Ribisi and Hoffman. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2003
3/5 Paycheck (2003) Bill Pearis At times, the whole thing feels like a parody of the genre. Still, director John Woo makes all this nonsense thoroughly entertaining, full of the slow-motion explosions, Mexican standoffs and the doves you've come to expect. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2003
2/5 Mona Lisa Smile (2003) Erich Scholz Serviceable performances from the principals underscore the film's functionality, giving modern star power to its paint-by-numbers plot. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2003
4.5/5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Dan Fazio A staggering work. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2003
2/5 Stuck on You (2003) Bill Pearis A one joke film (and not much of a joke at that) that tries hard but mostly falls flat. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2003
2.5/4 Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) Erich Scholz This breezy remake of the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love is so lightweight it threatens to float off the screen, but likable performances from leads Cannon and Milian go far in helping anchor some of writer/director Troy Beyer's flimsy script. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2003
3.5/4 Something's Gotta Give (2003) Erich Scholz With a surprisingly resonant emotional undercurrent, this adult relationship comedy comes off as extremely likable, if not lovable. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2003
3/4 The Last Samurai (2003) Bill Pearis Delivers thrilling action, gorgeous cinematography, beautiful locations and Oscar-worthy performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2003
1/5 Honey (2003) Bill Pearis One of 2003's worst, Honey lazily steals its story from a host of '80s musical-themed flicks. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2003
3.5/4 21 Grams (2003) Justin Hartung A melancholy meditation on guilt and grief, powered by deeply empathetic performances from the three leads. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2003
3/5 The Haunted Mansion (2003) J. C. Farrow Swirling apparitions, a wonderful Southern gothic atmosphere and a thwarted love story make this a fine companion piece to the Walt Disney theme-park attraction. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2003
4/5 The Missing (2003) A tough, old-fashioned Western that is a direct and worthy descendent of John Ford's classic, The Searchers. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2003
2.5/4 Bad Santa (2003) Justin Hartung In the end, it's hard not to be impressed by the way Bad Santa rips into sanctimonious holiday traditions with the demented glee of an 8-year-old unwrapping an X-Box. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2003
1.5/4 Gothika (2003) Erich Scholz Dwells in its own abysmal dreariness without creating real suspense, relying instead on a stream of easy shocks to convince us that we're watching a scary movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2003
1/5 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) Dan Fazio Almost entirely unrecognizeable as something from the Seuss world. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2003
4/10 My Life Without Me (2003) Erich Scholz A strangely grim affair that will stretch the patience of more than a few viewers. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2003
7/10 Pieces of April (2003) Bill Pearis April's attempts at cooking provide most of the laughs, and watching her trying to mash raw potatoes is worth the price of admission alone. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2003
8/10 Tupac: Resurrection (2003) Dan Fazio Even if rap isn't your thing, Tupac's is an intriguing life story -- and nobody tells it better than him. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2003
7/10 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) J. C. Farrow Loaded with clever set pieces. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2003
8/10 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Dan Fazio You get a week in the Galapagos here, a week of storms there, and precious few battles in between. Diehard action buffs won't know what to do, but if you're the type who appreciates the scenery on a long drive, this is your film. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2003
6/10 Love Actually (2003) Bill Pearis Writer-director Richard Curtis has jam-packed the story with too many characters and the whole thing borders on sickeningly sweet. But a fitfully funny screenplay and irreproachable cast keep you from suffering cinematic toothache. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2003
7/10 Elf (2003) Erich Scholz Not aspiring to be much more than a simple fish-out-of-water comedy, Elf is sweet and a little hokey -- and has the makings of a holiday classic. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2003
6/10 The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Bill Pearis For all the ponderous philosophizing found in Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions is surprisingly straightforward and more than a little cheesy. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2003
5/10 The Human Stain (2003) Erich Scholz The filmmakers should've left this story on the bookshelf. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2003
6/10 Suspended Animation (2002) Michael Phillips Anyone who's seen a horror movie in the last 20 years will frequently know what's going to happen next. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2003
4/10 Die Mommie Die! (2003) Erich Scholz Busch is actually pretty great as Arden, but with nothing to hang his wig on, it all gets tiresome rather quickly, inviting unflattering comparisons to John Waters' superior 1980 effort, Polyester. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2003
8/10 Shattered Glass (2003) Bill Pearis The story is ... fascinating. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2003
7/10 Girl Hood (2003) Michael Phillips It's one thing to watch the stylized Hollywood versions of troubled teens in films like Bully and Thirteen; it's another to witness the gritty reality. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2003
7/10 Brother Bear (2003) Bill Pearis Solid family entertainment, but won't give Pixar a run for its money. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2003
9/10 Alien: The Director's Cut (2003) Bill Pearis Even if you've seen it a hundred times, Alien can still make you jump out of your seat. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2003
4/10 In the Cut (2003) Bill Pearis There's a good character study here somewhere, but Campion should have slashed the serial-killer plot right out of the picture. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2003
4/10 Elephant (2003) Erich Scholz Ultimately pointless, this lethargic picture seems to be trying to make a statement but succumbs to its own artiness -- including a cast made up mostly of non-actors. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2003
7/10 Scary Movie 3 (2003) Bill Pearis David Zucker hasn't exactly breathed new life into the series, but he knows what old jokes still work. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2003
4/10 Radio (2003) Erich Scholz This sappy, overlong, three-hankie melodrama featuring Gooding Jr. in full-on Rain Man mode is about as corny as they come. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2003
5/10 Beyond Borders (2003) Michael Phillips A self-indulgent, unintentionally farcical romance. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2003
6/10 Runaway Jury (2003) Bill Pearis Runaway Jury is guilty of perjury, but just barely gets away with it. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2003
7/10 Veronica Guerin (2003) Erich Scholz Ignore the Irish fiddle and tin-whistle score and settle in for a compelling and intense story. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2003
9/10 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Allison Austin There are so many jump-out- of-your-seat surprises that it's bound to be embarrassing for a number of moviegoers. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2003
6/10 Good Boy! (2003) Bill Pearis This flick's poo jokes are of a superior breed than you'd find in a Rob Schneider comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2003
7/10 Dopamine (2003) Michael Phillips There are just enough insightful and funny moments to expect big things from writer/director Marc Decena next time around. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2003
9/10 Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Bill Pearis The Coens have taken their trademark wit, style and rapid-fire dialogue and refined it into a lean mean laugh machine. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2003
8/10 Mystic River (2003) Bill Pearis A truly powerful portrait of community and lost innocence. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2003
8/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Bill Pearis One of this year's most entertaining flicks. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2003
6/10 The Event (2003) Erich Scholz A touching tribute to a community celebrating life in the face of tragedy and death. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2003
5/10 Out of Time (2003) Bill Pearis Despite being entirely unrealistic, this is a mildly entertaining movie thanks to its breezy tone and a cast that seems to be having a good time. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2003
9/10 The School of Rock (2003) Bill Pearis Jack Black has played the in-your-face slacker many times before, but with a script written specifically to showcase his particular genius, he completely aces this exam. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2003
5/10 Duplex (2003) Erich Scholz Surprisingly low on laughs considering the talent involved. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2003
4/10 Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) Dan Fazio The lesson? No matter what you think, you will never be happy without a hunk. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2003
8/10 The Rundown (2003) Dan Fazio With humor that runs the gamut from pee jokes to Heart of Darkness references, The Rundown is unrealistic, goofy, juvenile, absurdly violent and completely recommended. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2003