September 18, 2006 8:25am EST
Although The Black Dahlia admirably coalesces James Ellroy’s searingly brilliant noir novel into a sharp, streamlined screenplay, director Brian De Palma’s campy approach and questionable casting sever the style from the substance as brutally in two as its titular victim.
September 08, 2006 5:04am EST
Hollywoodland is a well-acted, moody and sumptuously evocative recreation of LA’s seemingly glamorous underbelly circa the 1950s but tries entirely too hard to be Chinatown.
July 21, 2006 5:13am EST
The fantastical Lady in the Water—M. Night Shyamalan’s most wildly imaginative yet obscure work to date—will probably disappoint those looking for that certain Shyamalan je n’sais quoi. Still, you can’t fault the guy for being a true original.
February 17, 2006 9:22am EST
Date Movie is as crude, tasteless and cheap as a movie the Farrelly brothers might’ve made during adolescence. And since the year has only just begun, let’s tack on 2005 and proclaim this the worst movie of the last year and a quarter… Oh, what the hell—the last decade.
October 21, 2005 2:00pm EST
Part thriller, part mind-bending absurdity, Stay will definitely leave you scratching your head. But try to stay until the end--it might make up for the rest of it.
October 07, 2005 11:53am EST
Waiting is a mix of perverse highs and hopelessly pathetic lows. Still, there's a few more of the former than the latter, enough to force a depraved smile. Just be sure to steer clear of the buttered popcorn at the concessions.
June 24, 2005 6:14am EST
Watching Nicole Kidman fly around on a broom is one thing, but if you're looking for a little renewed magic, Bewitched unfortunately isn't it.
April 08, 2005 4:47am EST
The Farrellys' endearing Fever Pitch might not hit it completely out of Fenway Park. But with the entirely likable and believable performances from its lead players, along with a real-life underdog baseball team that made history, it scores a triple.
December 22, 2004 4:36am EST
The lavishly produced The Phantom of the Opera will certainly sing to its fans, but for the rest of us, it's a very long and boring trip through those Paris catacombs.
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.