Palo Alto Weekly
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Vanity Fair (2004)
"Mira Nair's keen eye and artistic flair are abundantly evident in this lush screen adaptation."
Wicker Park (2004)
"Wooden performances, bad musical choices and one too many twists kill the good times."
Mean Creek (2004)
"The poignant story represents its players' vulnerabilities with swift and clean lines."
Suspect Zero (2004)
"Snappy technique can't disguise the fact that this is a tired pastiche of the serial killer classics that have come before it."
Without a Paddle (2004)
"It's like The Goonies on acid."
Black Mask (1999)
She Hate Me (2004)
" Spike Lee's bold voice is lost in a sea of snaky narrative threads that squeeze the plot and virtually choke it to death."
"A delirious pulp musical cum waste-laying siege that knows no parallel."
Garden State (2004)
"Zack Braff works wonders with his spare narrative and funky ensemble."
Little Black Book (2004)
"Big-screen advertisement for Palm Pilots and romantic paranoia."
"The pacing is clunky, with the flat feel of a sitcom."
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
"A roller-coaster ride of transient pleasures."
Touch of Pink (2004)
"A hit-and-miss affair that has its heart in the right place but treads a razor thin line between romantic and ridiculous."
Intimate Strangers (2003)
"A shrewdly observed analysis of the female psyche."
Open Water (2004)
"Writer/director Chris Kentis ekes genuine tension from little more than a pair of luckless yuppies and a relentless, unforgiving body of water."
"Newcomer Corbet is forced to carry the film, a daunting prospect for even the most magnetic young performers."
Festival Express (2003)
"Captured the imagination of a generation on the cusp of a musical and social cataclysm."
Riding Giants (2004)
"Totally gnarly, dude."
The Door in the Floor (2004)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
"A cinematic page-turner."
The Village (2004)
"Significant and unforgettable."
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
"When it's good, it's very good, keeping its twists close to the vest and unfolding its mysteries in marvelous movie time."
"Narrative wobbles a tremulous line between heartfelt and glib, keeping just within the confines of realistic emotion and credulity."
Zhou Yu's Train (2004)
"At turns evocatively elliptical and artistically manipulative, this ode to self-discovery is visually stunning but altogether too exasperating."
King Arthur (2004)
A Cinderella Story (2004)
"Only several charismatic actors and fleeting moments of genuine romance survive this modern thrashing of the age-old fairy tale."
I, Robot (2004)
"One can't help but admire a know-how that permits a generation of walking nuts-and-bolts to move effortlessly amongst men."
Word Wars (2004)
"Anchorman is packed with genuine laughs and a plethora of pleasant cameos"
"Dodgeball ducks most filmmaking no-nos and manages to serve up a light-hearted treat."
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Two Brothers (2004)
"Although the lulled pacing of Two Brothers could put an insomniac in slumber land, the film's leading felines are more captivating than most high-paid Hollywood stars."
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
"This is the most honest and entertaining comic book film ever made."
The Clearing (2004)
"The mood is atmospheric and the pace occasionally falters, but this is mature and thought-provoking work."
Before Sunset (2004)
"A love story for the adult who dares to dream."
"All dressed up with nowhere to go."
White Chicks (2004)
"Marlon and Shawn Wayans have finally crossed my line."
The Notebook (2004)
" Manages to touch a chord, even if it's a minor one."
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
" Michael Moore manages to sidestep his trademark grandstanding in the name of provocateur journalism and the dawn of resolution."
"Speaks of perfect simplicity and small pleasures."
The Terminal (2004)
"The subtle implications of Viktor Navorski's inimitable status are pregnant with charm."
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
"It would have been more apropos had the filmmakers titled this confusing sci-fi epic 'The Chronicles of Ridiculous.'"
Garfield - The Movie (2004)
"This family-friendly film is not unlike Garfield himself -- cute and charming at times, but more often lazy and self-serving."
- • Jeanne Aufmuth
- • Cathy Beheler
- • Peter Canavese
- • Jennifer Deitz
- • Tyler Hanley
- • Jim Harrington
- • Monica Hayde
- • Elizabeth Howton
- • Shellie Iliff
- • Malcolm MacLachlan
- • Joe Mader
- • Kate Manning
- • Neil Martin
- • Scott McPherson
- • Rachel Metz
- • Laura Reiley
- • D. S.
- • Leonard Schwarz
- • Jim Shelby
- • Alan Sissenwein
- • Susan Tavernetti
- • Elisabeth Traugott
- • Jose Antonio Vargas
- • Nick Veronin
- • Marc Vincenti
- • Sarah Heim and David Weld
- • Christina Ziegler-McPherson