January 13, 2006 7:08am EST
Glory Road is Beaches for the beer-guzzling, chest-bumping male species. It treats the groundbreaking story like silly putty, but it’s still cinematic enough for boyfriend-girlfriend role reversal in the theaters.
December 23, 2005 6:14am EST
Masquerading under the guise of an “inspirational story,” The Ringer hits a new low for Hollywood. Producers may have exploited their way into some (intentional, of course) controversy buzz, but don’t expect audiences to be fooled by this unfunny hoax of a comedy.
December 09, 2005 3:53am EST
Syriana, which will stir and incite audiences, is important and galvanizing. Still, it feels a bit like bumper-to-bumper Traffic, and at the end of the day, how hard do you really want to work for a movie?
November 30, 2005 9:05am EST
It was a maverick kind of morning as the nominations for the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards were announced, honoring some of this year’s most affecting, avant garde and anti-studio independent film offerings.
September 30, 2005 7:34am EST
Granted, it's a sports movie about golf. But with winning performances, fancy camerawork and a classic root-for-the-little-guy scenario, The Greatest Game Ever Played tees off with the best of them.
August 05, 2005 7:40am EST
Just because the Academy will most likely snub a low-budget, character-driven gem like Broken Flowers doesn't mean you should. In fact, run to the theater, and don't be deterred if it's mostly empty, because you'll need all the room you can get to get a hold of this one.
April 25, 2005 9:19am EST
Amanda Peet's intake of Coca-Cola has been limited before she performs in her
show This Is How It Goes each night--because the popular soft drink makes her
belch when she's onstage.
January 28, 2005 6:57am EST
Even though Hide and Seek's chilling tag phrase--"Come out, come out, wherever you are!"--may be enticing, just stay right where you are. Don't even bother venturing out to see this unoriginal thriller.
November 10, 2004 8:37am EST
Even though it may lack a human touch here and there, The Polar Express is still a brilliant effort in CGI-animation and will certainly evoke the Christmas spirit in us all.
October 08, 2004 9:39am EST
Perhaps if Friday Night Lights was the first high school football story to come to the big screen, it would be one of the best. Even though the film does sport some superb performances and tackles gritty realism with gusto, it isn't the first to do that--far from it.