The Movie List

An A-Z list of movies reviewed by Salon.


Salon Staff
August 24, 2000 11:16PM (UTC)

"Absolute Power" In "Absolute Power," Clint Eastwood is as strong, silent and tedious as ever.
By Charles Taylor [March 14, 1997]

"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" Robert De Niro's whip-fast Fearless Leader blurs the line between humans and cartoons, but the rest of this clunky TV remake is stiffer than an iron curtain.
By Charles Taylor [June 30, 2000]

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"An Affair of Love" Once titled "A Pornographic Affair," this French film sees a simple sexual perversion foster a romantic interlocking of souls.
By Stephanie Zacharek [08/15/00]

Affliction Charles Taylor reviews 'Affliction' directed and adapted by Paul Schrader and starring Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek and Willem Dafoe
By Charles Taylor [January 8, 1999]

"Aimie & Jaguar" Without trivializing Nazism, Max Fdrberbvck's melodrama revisits the true love adventures of two lesbians during World War II.
By Charles Taylor [08/11/00]

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"Air Force One" A review of the movie 'Air Force One,' directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close.
By Charles Taylor [August 25, 1997]

"Alice et Martin" A new unblinking character study from the engrossing, baffling Andre Tichini.
By Charles Taylor [July 21, 2000]

"All About My Mother" Passionate and florid, Almodsvar's valentine to motherhood breathes with vibrant, chaotic Barcelona life.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 18, 1999]

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"American Beauty" Kevin Spacey keeps a biting suburban satire from eating itself alive.
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 14, 1999]

"American Movie" I'm a loser baby, so why don't you film me?
By Andrew O'Hehir [November 7, 1999]

"American Pie" He's gotta have it in this male-masturbation comedy, but the still unreleased "Coming Soon" shows that girls need their fun, too.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [July 8, 1999]

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"American Psycho" Mary Harron's clinically ironic take on the infamous Bret Easton Ellis novel tastefully avoids showing murderous violence -- and making a point.
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 13, 2000]

"Amistad" Charles Taylor reviews 'Amistad,' directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Djimon Hounsou, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey.
By Charles Taylor [December 12, 1997]

"Angela's Ashes" The epic, weighty adaptation remains faithful to the letter, but what happened to Frank McCourt's poetry?
By Stephanie Zacharek [December 20, 1999]

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Another Day in Paradise Craig Seligman reviews 'Another Day in Paradise,' directed by Larry Clark.
By Craig Seligman [January 29, 1999]

Anthem 'Anthem' lets you ride shotgun on a sweet but amateurish road trip in search of the American Dream.
By Cynthia Joyce [September 22, 1997]

"Any Given Sunday" Al Pacino and Cameron Diaz make all the right moves, but Oliver Stone's playbook is running out of juice.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [December 22, 1999]

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"Anywhere But Here" Mom looks like a cheap hooker; anguished daughter broods. Must be a chick flick.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [November 11, 1999]

Ant angst Woody Allen is the voice of an anxious and whiny worker ant in Dreamworks' charmingly hokey 'Antz'.
By Janelle Brown [October 2, 1998]

"The Apostle" Robert Duvall's "The Apostle" is a continually surprising gem about a preacher whose lust for life is as great as his love of God
By Charles Taylor [February 2, 1998]

"Arlington Road" Hitchcock worship smothers the plot twists and suburban paranoia of a summer thriller.
By Andrew O'Hehir [July 8, 1999]

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Rocks in the head Charles Taylor reviews this summer's other meteor movie, 'Armageddon'.
By Charles Taylor [July 1, 1998]

As Good as It Gets Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'As Good as It Gets' directed by James Brooks and starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear.
By Andrew O'Hehir [December 24, 1997]

"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" Dr. Evil and gang party like it's 1969.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 10, 1999]

"Autumn in New York" Who cares about old guys and young girls? This handsome romantic slop finds other problems.
By Charles Taylor [08/17/00]

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Mrs. Peel, we're needed Charles Taylor savors the fizzy, inimitable charm of TV's "The Avengers," and reviews the new movie based on the show, directed by Jeremiah Chechik and starring Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Sean Connery.
By Charles Taylor [August 17, 1998]

Accidental tourist 'Babe: Pig in the City': The urban adventures of everyone's favorite talking pig makes for one of the most exhilarating films of the year. By Stephanie Zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 25, 1998]

"The Bachelor" Chris O'Donnell and Renie Zellweger face off in a tale that sets love against lucre.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [November 4, 1999]

Batman & Robin A review of 'Batman & Robin,' directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alicia Silverstone, reviewed by Robin Dougherty.
By Robin Dougherty [July 20, 1997]

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"Battlefield Earth" L. Ron Hubbard's pulp sci-fi classic comes incomprehensibly to the screen starring Scientologist John Travolta.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 11, 2000]

"The Beach" No phone, no lights, no motorcar -- not a single luxury! Leonardo DiCaprio and the "Trainspotting" creators can't rescue Alex Garland's trouble-in-paradise bestseller from trite moralizing.
By Stephanie Zacharek [February 10, 2000]

Bean Charles Taylor reviews 'Bean' directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson.
By Charles Taylor [November 7, 1997]

"Beau Travail" Claire Denis' baffling and exhilarating "Billy Budd" smolders with heat-blasted rhythms and supercharged acting.
By Charles Taylor [March 30, 2000]

"Being John Malkovich" Director Spike Jonze puts his brilliantly offbeat twist on the "15 minutes of fame" theory.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 28, 1999]

Beloved Jonathan Demme panders to Toni Morrison's guilt mongering in his brutal adaptation of 'Beloved'.
By Charles Taylor [October 16, 1998]

Interpretation of scenes "Besieged" unfolds on the surface as a duet between two dislocated souls, but director Bernardo Bertolucci can't resist repeating his Freudian refrain.
By Daniel Mangin [May 20, 1999]

"Big Daddy" Adam Sandler is cinema's nicest loudmouthed jerk.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [June 24, 1999]

"Big Momma's House" Martin Lawrence, no Eddie Murphy, takes a reheated cross-dressing shtick and turns it into something to elate your inner fourth-grader.
By Andrew O'Hehir [June 2, 2000]

"The Big Tease" Craig Ferguson of "The Drew Carey Show" is effervescent as a gay Scottish hairdresser in Lotusland, but Kevin Allen's hackneyed comedy is as light as a squirt of styling mousse.
By Daniel Mangin [January 27, 2000]

"Black and White" Gangsta meets wigga in James Toback's brutal, hip-hop-driven look at modern-day race relations.
By Charles Taylor [April 4, 2000]

"Black Cat, White Cat" A Felliniesque farce boasts the many talents of Emir Kusturica, a director still making ambitious, individualistic movies like they matter.
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 22, 1999]

I'm gonna git you, suckhead Wesley Snipes stars as the slick vampire-killer in 'Blade,' based on the first black Marvel Comics superhero.
By Charles Taylor [August 20, 1998]

"The Blair Witch Project" We have nothing to fear but fear itself -- and fear, it turns out, is scarier than hell.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [July 12, 1999]

"Body Shots" The grimmest take on the singles scene since "Looking for Mr. Goodbar."
By Charles Taylor [October 25, 1999]

"Boiler Room" Giovanni Ribisi tops a dynamite cast in writer-director Ben Younger's crisply told tale of young Wall Street bottom feeders on the make.
By Stephanie Zacharek [February 17, 2000]

"The Bone Collector" With a knick-knack, paddy-wack, Phillip Noyce makes this "Bone" a dog.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 4, 1999]

Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson's audacious, comic "Boogie Nights" finds a loopy extended family in the adult movie business of the 1970s.
By Charles Taylor [October 17, 1997]

"Bowfinger" Martin and Murphy team up for a good-natured sendup of the mindless summer blockbuster -- and just barely avoid making one themselves.
By Andrew O'Hehir [August 11, 1999]

His own man Taylor reviews 'The Boxer' directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Emily Watson.
By Charles Taylor [December 30, 1998]

Box of Moonlight Andrew O'Hehir reviews the movie 'Box of Moonlight' directed Tom DiCillo and starring John Turturro and Sam Rockwell
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 8, 1997]

"Boys Don't Cry" The fictionalized account of the Brandon Teena story is sensationalistic storytelling at its best.
By Stephanie Zacharek [October 10, 1999]

"Brassed Off" A review of the movie brassed off, directed by mark herman and starring ewan mcgregor, tara fitzgerald and peter postlethwaite, reviewed by stephanie zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 30, 1997]

"Bringing Out the Dead" Scorsese's manic, well-acted paramedic pic needs a fast ride back to the E.R.
By Stephanie Zacharek [October 21, 1999]

"Brokedown Palace" Claire Danes stars in her first -- and hopefully last -- women's prison flick.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 12, 1999]

"Buddy Boy" First-time director Mark Hanlon may have watched "Eraserhead" too many times, but he sure knows how to sustain a mood.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 27, 2000]

This bug's life With it's much-anticipated follow-up to 'Toy Story,' Pixar conquers in the animated bug battle. Reviewed by Janelle Brown.
By Janelle Brown [November 25, 1998]

"Bulworth" Warren Beatty gets down in this inept but impassioned satire about a politician run amok in South Central Los Angeles.
By Charles Taylor [April 30, 1998]

"The Butcher Boy" Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'The Butcher Boy,' directed by Neil Jordan and starring Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens and Sinead O'Connor
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 10, 1998]

"But I'm a Cheerleader" Even with the outlandish characters, gaudy colors and gay satire, this smug John Waters knockoff can't stand up to the real thing.
By Stephanie Zacharek [July 7, 2000]

Career Girls Mike Leigh's 'Career Girls' takes a sharp look at the scarred, vital lives of two old friends.
By Laura Miller [September 15, 1997]

"Cecil B. DeMented" John Waters exploits the Patty Hearst story for a billet-doux to movies good and bad, schlock and art.
By Stephanie Zacharek [08/11/00]

Star dreck Woody Allen packs 'Celebrity' with celebrities, proving that his mockery of our fame-obsessed culture is just a put-on. Reviewed by Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor [November 20, 1998]

"The Cell" Tarsem Singh's opulent serial-killer thriller descends into special-effects hell.
By Andrew O'Hehir [08/18/00]

"Center Stage" Nicholas Hytner, director of "The Madness of King George," takes a mild-mannered genre picture and turns it into a rare entertainment.
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 15, 2000]

"Chasing Amy" A movie review of Kevin Smith's 'Chasing Amy' (starring Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams) by Charles Taylor.
By Charles Taylor [May 11, 1997]

"Chicken Run" The first feature from the creators of "Wallace and Gromit" is a plucking good time.
By Michael Sragow [June 21, 2000]

"Children of the Revolution" In the new black comedy 'Children of the Revolution,' Judy Davis plays an Australian woman who bears Stalin's child.
By Laura Miller [June 9, 1997]

"Chill Factor" Chemo-terrorists! Car crashes! Ice cream men! But not even Cuba Gooding Jr. can thaw out this late-summer dud.
By Stephanie Zacharek [September 2, 1999]

"The Cider House Rules" Driven by Tobey Maguire's marvelously layered performance, Lasse Hallstrvm's old-fashioned cinematic yarn-spinning yields genuine emotion without sentimentality.
By Stephanie Zacharek [January 24, 2000]

"City of Angels" Laura Miller reviews 'City of Angels' directed by Brad Silberling and starring Nicholas Cage, Meg Ryan and Dennis Franz
By Laura Miller [April 10, 1998]

A Civil Action Director Steven Zaillian does author Jonathan Harr a great injustice with his reductionist film version of Harr's 'A Civil Action'.
By Charles Taylor [December 23, 1998]

Clay Pigeons Vince Vaughn is irresistible as the psycho villain in the otherwise empty Clay Pigeons.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 2, 1998]

"Con Air" A review of the movie 'Con Air', directed by Simon West and starring Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi, reviewed by Charles Taylor.
By Charles Taylor [July 6, 1997]

Conspiracy Theory In "Conspiracy Theory," Mel Gibson plays a paranoid cab driver who discovers they really are out to get him.
By Charles Taylor [September 8, 1997]

Contact Robin Dougherty reviews the movie 'Contact,' directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, based on the novel by Carl Sagan.
By Robin Dougherty [August 11, 1997]

Contempt Charles Taylor reviews 'Contempt,' directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang
By Charles Taylor [August 4, 1997]

Easter eggs and bourbon Charles Taylor reviews Robert Altman's new comedy, 'Cookie's Fortune'.
By Charles Taylor [April 2, 1999]

"Cop Land" Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'Cop Land' directed by James Mangold and starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, and Robert DeNiro.
By Stephanie Zacharek [September 15, 1997]

"Coyote Ugly" Jerry Bruckheimer's foxy vixen dance party promises sleaze, produces only PG-13 sex talk and howlingly awful pop songs.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 4, 2000]

"Cradle Will Rock" Tim Robbins makes politics for art's sake.
By Charles Taylor [December 9, 1999]

Crash David Cronenberg's "Crash" hypnotically explores the intersection between sex and death.
By Robin Dougherty [April 21, 1997]

"Crazy in Alabama" Antonio Banderas directs his wife, Melanie Griffith, in this little morsel of easily digestible nostalgia.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [October 22, 1999]

Cruel Intentions The retro morality of Cruel Intentions makes for a pleasurably nasty update of Dangerous Liaisons.
By Charles Taylor [March 5, 1999]

Keep it alive In 1998, 'The Cruise,' a single documentary about one man's life on the edge, saved the spirit of independent film. By Christine Schomer.
By Christine Schomer [December 22, 1998]

"The Daytrippers" "Daytrippers" is a charming road movie that never leaves the dinner table.
By Robin Dougherty [April 28, 1997]

The damned Almost two decades after she documented the L.A. punk scene, Penelope Spheeris returns to find its legacy -- and finds no legacy at all.
By Mark Athitakis [August 6, 1998]

Waiting to exhale Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'The Deep End of the Ocean'.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 12, 1999]

"Deep Impact" Charles Taylor reviews 'Deep Impact,' directed by Mimi Leder and starring Tea Leoni, Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman
By Charles Taylor [May 7, 1998]

"Detroit Rock City" Shout it out loud: You'll be in sweet pain after a retro glimpse at four kids smoking through the '70s heyday of Kiss.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 12, 1999]

"Devil's Advocate" Lawyers and moviegoers alike go to hell in the convoluted 'The Devil's Advocate.'
By Charles Taylor [October 17, 1997]

The Devil's Own Salon movie review for March 28, 1997 -- "The Devil's Own".
By Charles Taylor [April 28, 1997]

"Dick"A flinty little comedy gives the Nixon years another turn.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 3, 1999]

Different for Girls "Different for Girls" is a likable, genuine look at a relationship between a man and a woman who used to be one.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 12, 1997]

"Dinosaur" Bambi meets Godzilla: Disney goes for the goo in a by-turns gory and sappy new epic of computer-generated images.
By Michael Sragow [May 18, 2000]

"The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" A restored version of Luis Buñuel's Academy Award-winning black satire takes aim at the Spanish director's most cherished old hates.
By Charles Taylor [May 15, 2000]

"Disney's the Kid" A sentimental Bruce Willis stars in a perfectly acceptable, unforgivably titled entertainment in the Mouse Factory's most familiar vein.
By Andrew O'Hehir [July 7, 2000]

Animal crackers A review of the movie 'Doctor Dolittle,' starring Eddie Murphy, by Stephanie Zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 25, 1998]

"Dogma" Kevin Smith's comic-book vision of church doctrine is a celebratory leap of faith.
By Charles Taylor [November 11, 1999]

"Donnie Brasco" With Al Pacino and Johnny Depp in top form, "Donnie Brasco" is smarter than the average mob movie.
By Charles Taylor [March 28, 1997]

"Double Jeopardy" This action thriller bets it all -- and loses.
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 23, 1999]

"Dreaming of Joseph Lees" Samantha Morton, the best actress to emerge in the last decade, finds a film deserving of her talents.
By Charles Taylor [October 28, 1999]

"Drop Dead Gorgeous" A mockumentary about a Midwestern teen beauty pageant turns out to be the guiltiest of this summer's guilty pleasures.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [July 22, 1999]

"Drowning Mona" Bette Midler, Casey Affleck and Danny DeVito star in a backwoods slapstick that lacks the anarchy needed for true farce.
By Charles Taylor [March 2, 2000]

"Dudley Do-Right" Brendan Fraser does the sweet-but-stupid big lug shtick again -- and again, and again ...
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [August 26, 1999]

"The Edge" The Edge aspires to psychological depth, but it's mainly a good action movie filled with kodiak moments of the nastiest kind.
By Gary Kamiya [October 26, 1997]

Boys to men "Edge of Seventeen," a film about coming out and of age in the early '80s, trumps the current crop of nice-guy gay films.
By Daniel Mangin [May 13, 1999]

EDtv Resist 'The Truman Show' comparisons, 'EDtv' is genial -- and almost plausible -- media satire.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 26, 1999]

"8 1/2 Women" Peter Greenaway's masterful meditation on grief, sexual indulgence and power might just be his masterpiece.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 26, 2000]

8mm Andrew O'Hehir reviews '8mm,' Joel Schumacher's journey through one man's dark night of the soul
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 26, 1999]

Class struggle The wickedly funny "Election" runs a Pepsodent Reese Witherspoon against Matthew Broderick's rumpled loser.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [April 27, 1999]

(Un)married ... with Kingdom Shekhar Kapur's "Elizabeth" restrains her passion for men, but exhibits a ravenous appetite for ruling England.
By Laura Miller [November 6, 1998]

Endless love Director Franco Zeffirelli never surrenders his sunny disposition in this semi-fictional adaptation of his memoirs as a youth in World War II-era Italy.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 13, 1999]

"End of Days" Arnold's back, with a Jesus Christ pose.
By Andrew O'Hehir [November 23, 1999]

"The End of the Affair" Julianne Moore triumphs in Neil Jordan's latest crying game.
By Michael Sragow [December 2, 1999]

Bye, Bye Berlin Wim Wenders unsuccessfully reinvents himself as a mainstream American filmmaker with "The End of Violence."
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 26, 1997]

Stealing beauty "Entrapment" is a sexy art-heist thriller -- until it goes for the cash.
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 29, 1999]

"Erin Brockovich" In this sexy, exciting legal drama, Steven Soderbergh delivers his most straightforward movie -- and Julia Roberts her best performance.
By Charles Taylor [March 16, 2000]

"Event Horizon" Abandon hope, all ye who go to see "Event Horizon."
By Scott Rosenberg [September 15, 1997]

"Eve's Bayou" Cynthia Joyce reviews 'Eve's Bayou' directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Jurnee Smollett
By Cynthia Joyce [November 7, 1997]

Buzzed on metaphysics David Cronenberg's "Existenz" imagines a dangerously exotic video game -- and it looks a lot like life.
By Craig Seligman [April 22, 1999]

"Eyes Wide Shut" With its pro-monogamy moralizing, Kubrick's supposedly steamy last film is ultimately anti-erotic -- nothing more than an art-house version of an army training film.
By Charles Taylor [July 15, 1999]

John Woo With its wacky face-switching premise and delirious action scenes, John Woo's 'Face/Off' (starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta) is the summer's best blockbuster.
By Stephanie Zacharek [July 27, 1997]

The Faculty It may lack the emotional intensity of old-school horror flicks like "Carrie," but "The Faculty" is still bloody good fun.
By Charles Taylor [January 15, 1999]

"Fantasia 2000" Beethoven, Gershwin, Respighi and Stravinsky meet Disney kitsch in this sequel to the not-quite-classic animated feature.
By Charles Taylor [June 23, 2000]

"Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas" Terry Gilliam's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' captures the crazy soul of Hunter Thompson's twisted masterpiece
By Cintra Wilson [April 30, 1998]

"Felicia's Journey" Atom Egoyan's follow-up to "The Sweet Hereafter" is a dank and claustrophobic thriller.
By Andrew O'Hehir [November 18, 1999]

The Fifth Element In the future according to "The Fifth Element," the Supreme Being is a supermodel, absolute evil is a big ball of molten lava -- and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.
By Scott Rosenberg [June 9, 1997]

Studio 54, where are you? Instead of offering a comic portrait of '70s excess, '54' is a '90s-style morality tale.
By Charles Taylor [July 30, 1998]

"Fight Club" The late-'90s crisis of masculinity has arrived in pop culture with a vengeance.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 14, 1999]

"The Five Senses" Something smells in this dreary art-house picture -- and it ain't the scent of love.
By Charles Taylor [July 14, 2000]

"Flawless" "As Good as It Gets" goes downtown in a lame stab at indie credibility from hack director Joel Schumacher.
By Charles Taylor [November 23, 1999]

Forces of Nature Mary Elizabeth Williams reviews 'Forces of Nature,' starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [March 19, 1999]

"For Love of the Game" If you're not as old as Kevin Costner's aging character at the beginning of this dreary baseball fable, you will be by the end.
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 16, 1999]

"Galaxy Quest" A sweet-spirited and clever film for anyone who's ever been a sci-fi nerd -- or laughed at one.
By Stephanie Zacharek [January 6, 2000]

"The Game" Charles Taylor reviews 'The Game', directed by David Fincher and starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.
By Charles Taylor [October 12, 1997]

"Gattaca" The genetically engineered future depicted in "Gattaca" makes for a chilly, neurotic night at the movies.
By Scott Rosenberg [October 24, 1997]

Heist society With a mixture of humor and brutality, John Boorman's extraordinary film 'The General' paints a dark portrait of Irish outlaw Martin Cahill.
By Charles Taylor [December 18, 1998]

"The General's Daughter" John Travolta's dancing days are definitely over, but who knew his acting days were numbered, too?
By Andrew O'Hehir [June 17, 1999]

"Genghis Blues" Blues musician Paul Pena heads to Central Asia to unlock the secrets of the ancient art of throat-singing.
By Daniel Mangin [July 8, 1999]

"Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" Jim Jarmusch adds lyrical violence to a Zen meditation on warriors hip-hop and ancient.
By Stephanie Zacharek [March 8, 2000]

G.I. Jane With "G.I. Jane," Demi Moore hopes that hard work and a controversial subject will rescue her drowning career.
By Charles Taylor [September 22, 1997]

"The Gingerbread Man" Salon Entertainment: Robert Altman goes Southern Gothic with his potent new thriller "The Gingerbread Man," based on the John Grisham screenplay
By Charles Taylor [March 6, 1998]

"Girl, Interrupted" Not even foxy sociopath Angelina Jolie can save this nut house drama.
By Stephanie Zacharek [December 19, 1999]

"Girl on the Bridge" A knife thrower, a beautiful assistant and a couple who just can't lose -- this lovely French film takes wing on giddy, reckless faith.
By Charles Taylor [July 28, 2000]

"Gladiator" We who are about to be bored salute you! Russell Crowe stars in Ridley Scott's Roman bloodfest.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 4, 2000]

Gloria 'Gloria' proves once again that filmmakers don't know what to do with Sharon Stone.
By Charles Taylor [January 29, 1999]

Scream queen Ian McKellen gives a virtuoso performance as early Hollywood's only ecstatically "out" gay director in 'Gods and Monsters.
By Jonathan Lethem [November 20, 1998]

"Godzilla" 'Godzilla' is about as profound as a bad Saturday-morning cartoon, but it will make your kid go to the bathroom five times.
By Gary Kamiya [May 21, 1998]

"Gone in 60 Seconds" In the new Jerry Bruckheimer movie, see cars go fast and get banged up!
By Charles Taylor [June 9, 2000]

"Good Will Hunting" Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'Good Will Hunting' directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Robin Williams and Matt Damon
By Andrew O'Hehir [December 5, 1997]

"Gossip" It doesn't really matter who sleeps with whom in this sub-"Melrose Place" college fantasy, just that both actors will end up shirtless.
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 20, 2000]

"The Graduate" You may have been a randy, spiteful old drunk, but at least you didn't wind up like your lover-boy -- as the '60s generation's most embarrassingly Oedipal symbol.
By Robin Dougherty [March 21, 1997]

"Grass" Dope enthusiast Woody Harrelson narrates a flashy, smoker-friendly documentary on the twisted history of the evil weed -- and the misguided drug war against marijuana.
By Jeff Stark [June 15, 2000]

"Great Expectations" A strange, breathtaking and rapturous new updating of Dickens' 'Great Expectations.' Film review by Charles Taylor.
By Charles Taylor [December 30, 1998]

"The Green Mile" Tom Hanks and a sparkling cast squeeze Stephen King's story for surprisingly effective Hollywood melodrama.
By Andrew O'Hehir [December 9, 1999]

Grosse Pointe Blank A review of the movie 'Grosse Pointe Blank' directed by George Armitage, reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 11, 1997]

"Hamlet" There's something rotten in Denmark, but not in this darkly glittering update of Shakespeare's great tragedy.
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 11, 2000]

Not a warm puppy Jonathan Lethem reviews 'Happiness,' directed by Todd Solondz and starring Jane Adams, Dylan Baker and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
By Jonathan Lethem [September 30, 1998]

Happy, Texas A cons-on-the-run caper gets its charm from witty, endearing performances and uncynical affection for its characters.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [September 30, 1999]

"Happy Together" Charles Taylor reviews 'Happy Together' directed by Wong Kar-Wai and starring Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.
By Charles Taylor [October 31, 1997]

"The Haunting" Catherine Zeta-Jones playing a lesbian in a fur-trimmed vest? That's not scary -- that's hilarious.
By Stephanie Zacharek [July 21, 1999]

"Head On" Using rough sex and rougher drugs to escape the marriage-mortgage trap.
By Daniel Mangin [August 19, 1999]

"He Got Game" Spike Lee's "He Got Game" is a sentimental but affecting look at how a father regained his long-lost son -- through basketball.
By Gary Kamiya [April 30, 1998]

Hercules Disney's Hercules is a show-tune-spouting, buff demigod bent on self-improvement (and world domination).
By Charles Taylor [July 27, 1997]

"High Fidelity" Love, rock 'n' roll, lists and record-store geeks come together swimmingly in the romantic filmed version of the Nick Hornby novel.
By Stephanie Zacharek [March 30, 2000]

The Hi-Lo Country The boredom trilogy: The scenery chews itself in 'The Hi-Lo Country,' director Stephen Frears' laconic throwback to '70s Westerns.
By Charles Taylor [January 4, 1999]

Noir way out Jonathan Lethem reviews 'Hit Me,' directed by Steve Shainberg and starring Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac and William H. Macy.
By Jonathan Lethem [October 2, 1998]

"Hollow Man" Paul Verhoeven churns out a feast of breasts and gore. I haven't had a worse time at the movies this summer.
By Charles Taylor [August 4, 2000]

"Holy Smoke" Kate Winslet smolders, but the rest of the cast evaporates in Jane Campion's tale of sex and spirituality.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [December 2, 1999]

Hot buns in the oven Drew Barrymore is sweet as cherry pie as a pregnant burger-joint clerk in the charming screwball comedy 'Home Fries.' Reviewed by Charles Taylor.
By Charles Taylor [November 25, 1998]

"The Horse Whisperer" Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'The Horse Whisperer' directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Neill
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 14, 1998]

"House on Haunted Hill" Where evil has a modem and looks like black calamari.
By Sarah Beach [November 10, 1999]

Hurlyburly Director Anthony Drazan successfully brings the sexist, self-destructive camaraderie of 'Hurlyburly' to the screen.
By Jonathan Lethem [December 23, 1998]

"The Hurricane" Denzel Washington's knockout performance wins over an otherwise flat-footed film.
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 6, 2000]

"The Ice Storm" Terrific acting warms up Ang Lee's frosty examination of 1970s America, 'The Ice Storm.'
By Charles Taylor [October 17, 1997]

"An Ideal Husband" Killing us softly with his rapier wit and exquisite profile, Rupert Everett upstages Oscar Wilde.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 24, 1999]

Hand job A TV-addicted stoner loses his hand to evil temptation in the lame thriller "Idle Hands."
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [April 29, 1999]

"illtown" Charles Taylor reviews 'illtown' directed by Nick Gomez and starring Lili Taylor and Michael Rapaport.
By Charles Taylor [February 27, 1998]

"Illuminata" In John Turturro's ambitious and arresting American tragicomedy, the actor-director invents himself an artistic tradition.
By Andrew O'Hehir [August 16, 1999]

Ship of fools Charles Taylor reviews 'The Impostors,' Stanley Tucci's followup to 'Big Night'.
By Charles Taylor [October 1, 1998]

"The In Crowd" Beautiful babes, psycho-bitch lesbos and dirty-talking hunks populate summer's most shameless piece of trash since "Wild Things."
By Andrew O'Hehir [July 24, 2000]

In Dreams With echoes of 'The Silence of the Lambs,' 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Psycho,' Neil Jordan's 'In Dreams' is less than the sum of its parts.
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 15, 1999]

"Instinct" Silence of the Man: Anthony Hopkins gets back to nature in this classic Hollywood thriller.
By Andrew O'Hehir [June 3, 1999]

To oldly go where no man has gone before In Star Trek 'Insurrection,' nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
By Andrew O'Hehir [December 11, 1998]

In The Company of Men Charles Taylor reviews the movie 'In The Company of Men,' directed by Neil LaBute and starring Aaron Eckhart and Matt Molloy.
By Charles Taylor [September 1, 1997]

Irma Vep A movie review of 'Irma Vep', directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Maggie Cheung. Reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 9, 1997]

"The Iron Giant" The metal-machine sci-fi cartoon delivers robot action, retro nostalgia and stony metaphysics.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [August 5, 1999]

"Isn't She Great" The Divine Miss M tackles an icon her own size in this frothily enjoyable (if highly fictionalized) yarn about the life and loves of celebrity novelist Jacqueline Susann.
By Stephanie Zacharek [January 27, 2000]

I Went Down Charles Taylor reviews Paddy Breathnach's good-spirited black comedy 'I Went Down'.
By Charles Taylor [June 18, 1998]

Long-legged woman Charles Taylor reviews 'Jackie Brown' directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Forster.
By Charles Taylor [December 24, 1997]

Very bad schwings "Jawbreaker" is a T&A black comedy that teases more than it delivers.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [February 26, 1999]

The bearable lightness of being French Leave it to the French to make a musical comedy about AIDS -- and to have it actually work.
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 22, 1999]

Family circus Jerry Springer: Ringmaster Reviewed by Gary Kaufman The movie is every bit as loud and raunchy as the television show -- so what's not to like?
By Gary Kaufman [December 2, 1998]

"Jesus' Son" Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Denis Leary, Holly Hunter and Jack Black lead an all (indie) star cast in a barbiturate-driven noir.
By Andrew O'Hehir [June 16, 2000]

"Joe Gould's Secret" Stanley Tucci and Ian Holm face off as a New Yorker writer and the loopy Greenwich Village street character he turned into a celebrity -- with devastating results.
By Charles Taylor [April 6, 2000]

"Judy Berlin" First-time writer-director Eric Mendelsohn offers an unfashionably affectionate look at suburban angst. Edie Falco -- from "the Sopranos" -- stars.
By Charles Taylor [February 24, 2000]

"Julien Donkey-Boy" Critical vertigo, a homely Chlok Sevigny and one jabbering schizophrenic -- this all means something to director Harmony Korine.
By Ana Marie Cox [October 14, 1999]

"Kama Sutra" "Kama Sutra" is bogus history and cheesy storytelling, but what the hell, it's By Laura Miller [April 7, 1997]

"Keeping the Faith" Edward Norton's dopey directorial debut gives interfaith romance a bad name.
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 17, 2000]

"Kundun" Charles Taylor reviews Martin Scorsese's 'Kundun,' starring Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong and Tencho Gyalpo
By Charles Taylor [January 16, 1998]

L.A. Confidential Stylish 'L.A. Confidential' kicks in too late.
By Dwight Garner [October 19, 1997]

"Lake Placid" David E. Kelley's first major feature hits some bumps but serves up one hell of a croc.
By Andrew O'Hehir [July 15, 1999]

"The Last Days of Disco" Laura Miller reviews 'The Last Days of Disco,' directed by Whit Stillman and starring Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale and Chris Eigeman
By Laura Miller [May 28, 1998]

"Late August, Early September" Idealism gives way to compromise for a group of frustrated friends in Olivier Assayas' modest yet moving new film.
By Charles Taylor [July 6, 1999]

"Legend of 1900" Giuseppe Tornatore's tale of a ship-bound piano virtuoso drowns in its own treacle.
By Jeff Stark [November 1, 1999]

"Les Miserables" Charles Taylor reviews 'Les Miserables,' directed by Bille August and starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes
By Charles Taylor [May 1, 1998]

The unbearable lightness of Benigni Roberto Benigni's comic fable about one family's struggle to survive in a Nazi concentration camp is in offensively poor taste.
By Charles Taylor [October 30, 1998]

A Life Less Ordinary Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'A Life Less Ordinary,' directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz and Holly Hunter
By Stephanie Zacharek [October 24, 1997]

"Limbo" John Sayles invents another place where you really don't want to spend much time.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [June 3, 1999]

"The Limey" Director Steven Soderbergh's stylish art noir runs between cheap L.A. motels and hip icons of '60s cool.
By Charles Taylor [October 6, 1999]

I feel a song coming on Jane Horrocks saves the annoyingly noisy 'Little Voice' with uncanny impressions of Garland, Dietrich and Monroe
By Charles Taylor [December 4, 1998]

Live Flesh Charles Taylor reviews 'Live Flesh,' directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Liberto Rabal and Angela Molina
By Charles Taylor [February 20, 1998]

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels A transatlantic crime caper arrives in America jetlagged.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [March 5, 1999]

"Lolita" Adrian Lyne's "Lolita" is too timid and tasteful to be very good, but it's still the target of censors and hysterics.
By Charles Taylor [April 30, 1998]

"Loser" Amy Heckerling's college comedy makes a big-city sweetie out of a small-town kid. But when did the director get so bitter?
By Charles Taylor [July 21, 2000]

"The Loss of Sexual Innocence" Mike Figgis' stylistically extreme sexual autobiography may be a failure, but at least it fails shamelessly.
By Charles Taylor [May 27, 1999]

"Lost Highway" "Lost Highway" shows only glimmers of David Lynch at his disturbing best.
By Stephanie Zacharek [March 28, 1997]

"Love and Death on Long Island" Charles Taylor reviews 'Love and Death on Long Island' directed by Richard Kwietniowski and starring John Hurt and Jason Priestly.
By Charles Taylor [March 13, 1998]

"Lovers on the Bridge" French filmmaker Lios Carax romanticizes the sleaze and squalor of Paris street life.
By Charles Taylor [June 28, 1999]

Unsigned, sealed and delivered The WASPy lovestruck prose of "The Love Letter" maddens the citizens of Loblolly-by-the-Sea.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 20, 1999]

Mad City Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'Mad City' directed by Costa-Gavras and starring Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta.
By Andrew O'Hehir [November 7, 1997]

"Madeline" rules! The movie version of the children's classic 'Madeline' is true to the spirit of the book.
By Fiona Morgan [July 9, 1998]

"Magnolia" Even with a stellar cast, director Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" follow-up flounders without a punchline.
By Charles Taylor [December 16, 1999]

"The Man in the Iron Mask"Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'The Man in the Iron Mask,' directed by Randall Wallace and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Gabriel Byrne, John Malkovich and Jeremy Irons.
By Stephanie Zacharek [March 13, 1998]

"Man on the Moon" Jim Carrey has the eyes down cold, but the rest of the Andy Kaufman story melts after a series of smeared details.
By Stephanie Zacharek [December 21, 1999]

"The Man Who Knew Too Little" Stephanie Zacharek reviews the movie 'The Man Who Knew Too Little' directed by Jon Amiel and starring Bill Murray.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 14, 1997]

"Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember" A warm documentary honors the Latin lover who was more than a pair of dark liquid eyes.
By Charles Taylor [August 11, 1999]

Short attention spawn With its myriad action movie references, "The Matrix" is a masterful sci-fi stew.
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 2, 1999]

Slow Death The Grim Reaper mingles with a toothsome millionaire in the ponderous 'Meet Joe Black.' Reviewed by Laura Miller.
By Laura Miller [November 18, 1998]

"Me, Myself & Irene" Jim Carrey's manic acting skills shine in the latest from |ber-booger geniuses Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 23, 2000]

Men In Black Sly humor and breezy rapport between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make the alien invasion spoof 'Men in Black' a sweet summer surprise.
By Charles Taylor [August 4, 1997]

"Mercury Rising" Charles Taylor reviews 'Mercury Rising' directed by Harold Becker and starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin.
By Charles Taylor [April 3, 1998]

How to get behind in advertising Richard E. Grant and Helena Bonham Carter shun middle-class mediocrity in, 'A Merry War,' the film adaptation of George Orwell's 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying'.
By Charles Taylor [September 18, 1998]

"The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" For flashy French director Luc Besson, Joan of Arc's story is just another excuse to play with a whole new set of toys.
By Charles Taylor [November 11, 1999]

"Mickey Blue Eyes" Hugh Grant's bumbling allure wears thin in a tired comedy of mob rule.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [August 19, 1999]

Disenchanted forest Too many weak performances -- and no, not including Calista's -- prevent Michael Hoffman's opulent "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from being more than a mildly pleasurable exercise in ornamentation.
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 13, 1999]

"The Minus Man" Hampton Francher's directorial debut is a thrill-less psychological thriller.
By Jeff Stark [September 14, 1999]

"M:i-2" Director John Woo's pyrotechnics and the spark between Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton can't redeem a strangely impersonal actioner.
By Charles Taylor [May 25, 2000]

"Mission to Mars" In space, no one can hear you jeer.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 9, 2000]

"Mr. Death" An idiosyncratic documentary examines the life of Fred Leuchter, a man who built a better electric chair -- and denied the Holocaust death camps.
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 13, 2000]

Jealousy becomes him Charles Taylor reviews Noah Baumbach's 'Mr. Jealousy,' starring Eric Stolz and Chris Eigeman.
By Charles Taylor [June 12, 1998]

The Mod Squad Mary Elizabeth Williams reviews the Aaron Spelling-produced update of the TV show 'The Mod Squad'.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [March 26, 1999]

"Mrs. Brown" 'Mrs. Brown,' the new film about the relationship between Queen Victoria and her manservant, fails to bring the hidden passions of the Victorian era to light.
By Laura Miller [August 25, 1997]

Honor thy daughter Honor thy daughter. Mulan, Disney's first truly heroic female protagonist, battles Huns and gender stereotypes with equal valor.
By Jenn Shreve [June 19, 1998]

"Mumford" The movies' first sane therapist talks a big game in Lawrence Kasdan's winning comedy.
By Laura Miller [September 23, 1999]

All dressed up and no place to go Despite his studly physique, Brendan Fraser isn't enough of an action hero to keep "The Mummy" from unraveling.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 6, 1999]

"The Muse" Albert Brooks proves all too effective at playing a screenwriter who's lost the golden touch.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 26, 1999]

"Music of the Heart" Wes Craven genre-hops, stumbles and makes a sappy melodrama.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [October 28, 1999]

My Favorite Martian Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'My Favorite Martian'
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 12, 1999]

My Name is Joe British filmmaker Ken Loach returns to working-class Glasgow in his dark masterpiece 'My Name is Joe'
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 22, 1999]

"Mystery, Alaska" This small film about a small town and its small hockey team tells nothing more than a little Cinderella story.
By Chris Colin [September 30, 1999]

"Mystery Men" This droopy action comedy saps Hollywood's best comic actors of their superpowers.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 5, 1999]

The Myth of Fingerprints "The Myth of Fingerprints" is as rigid and repressed as the family reunion it investigates.
By Charles Taylor [October 19, 1997]

"The Newton Boys" Laura Miller reviews 'The Newton Boys' Directed by Richard Linklater and starring Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke and Dwight Yoakam
By Laura Miller [March 27, 1998]

"The Next Best Thing" Madonna and Rupert Everett star in a gay-themed family comedy that goes seriously awry.
By Stephanie Zacharek [March 2, 2000]

Night Falls on Manhattan Despite a fresh star in Andy Garcia and some powerful moments, Sidney Lumet's latest police corruption drama walks the same old beat.
By Robin Dougherty [June 16, 1997]

Next stop, Hollywood Charles Taylor dismisses the 'authentic' pose of indie-hit 'Next Stop, Wonderland' and defends the glossier good-time gal movies 'Dance With Me' and 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back'.
By Charles Taylor [September 3, 1998]

The little tramp A review of the newly restored version of Fellini's classic "Nights of Cabiria," by Stephanie Zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 6, 1998]

"Nightwatch" Charles Taylor reviews 'Nightwatch,' directed by Ole Bornedal and starring Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette and Nick Nolte.
By Charles Taylor [April 17, 1998]

"Nil by Mouth" Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'Nil by Mouth,' written and directed by Gary Oldman and starring Ray Winstone Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles and Laila Morse.
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 30, 1998]

"The Ninth Gate" Johnny Depp stars in Roman Polanski's newest, an amusing and deadpan literary thriller.
By Charles Taylor [March 9, 2000]

Nothing to Lose The black-white buddy movie "Nothing to lose" is a lazy exercise in tired racial cliches.
By Laura Miller [August 18, 1997]

"Nothing to Lose" Even re-heated Jackie Chan fare like 'Operation Condor' offers dazzling stunts from the world's greatest action hero.
By Sam Hurwitt [August 18, 1997]

"Notting Hill" Julia Roberts plays a superstar; Hugh Grant plays a kicked puppy. Our critic plays dead.
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 27, 1999]

"Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"Eddie Murphy's mushy sentiment and cheerfully vulgar humor should delight midsummer multiplex-goers by the millions.
By Andrew O'Hehir [July 28, 2000]

Office Space Mike Judge's 'Office Space' is a funny, well-meaning ode to anti-ambition.
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 19, 1999]

"One Night Stand" Charles Taylor reviews 'One Night Stand' directed by Mike Figgis and starring Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski and Robert Downey Jr.
By Charles Taylor [November 14, 1997]

One Blue Thing Renée Zellweger buckles under the emotional weight of the brutally melodramatic 'One True Thing.'
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 18, 1998]

"On the Ropes" At Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy Boxing Center, athletes fight for much more than Golden Gloves titles.
By Charles Taylor [September 20, 1999]

"The Opposite of Sex" For all its clever twists, 'The Opposite of Sex' turns a pretty cheap trick.
By Cynthia Joyce [May 22, 1998]

King of the thrill Charles Taylor reviews 'Out of Sight,' Steven Soderbergh's follow-up to 'Get Shorty'.
By Charles Taylor [June 26, 1998]

Everybody hates a tourist Stephanie Zacharek reviews Sam Weisman's remake of Neil Simon's 'The Out-of-Towners.'
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 2, 1999]

"Outside Providence" The Farrelly brothers unself-consciously put a class-conscious spin on this wonderfully off-beat coming-of-age story.
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 31, 1999]

Pammy and Tommy's Honeymoon Video Susie Bright reviews the bootleg video of Pamela Anderson Lee's and Tommy Lee's wedding night
By Susie Bright [December 5, 1997]

"The Patriot" Forgive the big, messy, flag-waving folly of the men who made "Independence Day" and "Braveheart" -- this bloody celebration finally gives the American Revolution the epic it deserves.
By Andrew O'Hehir [June 28, 2000]

"The Peacemaker" The Peacemaker is one of those dunderheaded blockbusters that makes you hate Hollywood.
By Charles Taylor [October 26, 1997]

"A Perfect Murder" Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'A Perfect Murder' starring Gwyneth Paltrow
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 4, 1998]

"The Perfect Storm" Loaded with dumb dialogue and blubbery melodrama, Wolfgang Petersen's ocean epic still shakes.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 30, 2000]

Permanent Boredom The latest in the junkie-flick genre has plenty of low low's, but unfortunately few highs. Janelle Brown reviews 'Permanent Midnight.'
By Janelle Brown [September 18, 1998]

The spirit is willing, but the Force is weak Finally, "The Phantom Menace." "Star Wars" fans deserve better.
By Charles Taylor [May 18, 1999]

Fuzzy logic Laura Miller reviews 'Pi' directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Sean Gullette
By Laura Miller [July 16, 1998]

Picture Perfect Charles Taylor reviews 'Picture Perfect', directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon and Illeana Douglas.
By Charles Taylor [September 1, 1997]

"Pitch Black" Something wicked this way comes in David Twohy's stylish space-crash survival tale
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 17, 2000]

Playing by Heart Playing by Heart's' trite take on love and relationships leaves a bad aftertaste.
By Charles Taylor [January 22, 1999]

"Playing God" Robin Dougherty reviews 'Playing God,' directed by Andy Wilson and starring David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton
By Robin Dougherty [October 17, 1997]

"Play It to the Bone" Woody Harrelson and Antonio Banderas sour the sweet science.
By Stephanie Zacharek [January 20, 2000]

Exile in "Pleasantville" Director Gary Ross fetishizes the '50s in this high-concept parable about the dangers of conformity.
By Charles Taylor [October 23, 1998]

"Portraits Chinois" Helena Bonham Carter dazzles in a lilting French relationship comedy.
By Charles Taylor [November 4, 1999]

Practical Magic Laura Miller reviews the movie "Practical Magic," directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
By Laura Miller [October 16, 1998]

"A Price Above Rubies" Charles Taylor reviews 'A Price Above Rubies' written and directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Renee Zellweger and Christopher Eccleston.
By Charles Taylor [March 27, 1998]

Primary Colors Charles Taylor reviews 'Primary Colors,' directed by Mike Nichols and starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Adrian Lester.
By Charles Taylor [March 20, 1998]

The Prince of Egypt A review of the animated feature 'The Prince of Egypt,' by Charles Taylor.
By Charles Taylor [December 18, 1998]

"Princess Mononoke" After the success of Disney's "Mulan," Miramax does its parent company one better.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 26, 1999]

Back in the shower again Gus Van Sant's retelling of a Hitchcock classic may not be anything new, but it's still just as shocking.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [December 4, 1998]

Fly boys John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton play cowboys and Indians in the air traffic control comedy "Pushing Tin."
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 22, 1999]

Grrr power Mary Elizabeth Williams reviews 'The Rage: Carrie 2'
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [March 19, 1999]

"John Grisham's The Rainmaker" Francis Coppola's adaptation of 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker' hits all the predictable Hollywood notes -- and a couple surprising ones as well.
By Laura Miller [November 21, 1997]

"Random Hearts" Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas get caught somewhere between their cheatin' dead spouses and a banal thriller.
By Stephanie Zacharek [October 7, 1999]

Dark meat Though it definitely requires a strong stomach, "Ravenous" may be the best cannibal tragicomedy ever made. Reviewed by Andrew O'Hehir.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 19, 1999]

"Ready to Rumble" Is it a feature-length commercial for World Championship Wrestling or a juvenile work of deviant genius -- or both?
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 6, 2000]

"Rear Window" James Stewart loves watching the defectives in Hitchcock's restored peeping-tom thriller.
By Charles Taylor [January 20, 2000]

"Red Corner" Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'Red Corner' directed Jon Avnet and starring Richard Gere and Bai Ling.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 31, 1997]

"The Red Violin"Frangois Girard's opulent omnibus plays horribly out of tune.
By Andrew O'Hehir [June 10, 1999]

"Reindeer Games" Ben Affleck provides a charismatic star turn, but John Frankenheimer's out-of-season heist thriller is dead on arrival.
By Charles Taylor [February 24, 2000]

"The Replacements" Watching Keanu Reeves play a scab QB makes four quarters in hell look inviting.
By Andrew O'Hehir [08/11/00]

"The Replacement Killers" Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'The Replacement Killers' directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino.
By Stephanie Zacharek [February 6, 1998]

"Return to Me" David Duchovny and Minnie Driver star in a movie that almost seems like a godsend in this age of romantic-comedy schmaltz.
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 6, 2000]

The Revenge of the Sex Pistols Blood, chaos, hatred and fear: The lads who changed rock history tell the story their way.
By Bill Wyman [April 27, 2000]

"Ride With the Devil" Ang Lee's dark and sober fable might be the most interesting and least dogmatic view of the Civil War to wend its way into the multiplexes.
By Andrew O'Hehir [November 23, 1999]

Ripe Twin sisters undergo a painful and sensual coming-of-age in "ripe."
By Lori Leibovich [July 20, 1997]

"Road Trip" As long as this lewd, crude, plotless wonder keeps careening along the open highway, it's all good.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 18, 2000]

"Romance" Director Catherine Breillat and star Caroline Ducey follow the urge wherever it leads.
By Ray Sawhill [September 16, 1999]

"Romeo Must Die" In this canny and ingeniously crafted action thriller, Jet Li glows with a quiet, unquantifiable something -- and he kicks butt.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 23, 2000]

Romy and Michele A review of the movie 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion,' directed by David Mirkin and starring Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow and Janeane Garofalo. Reviewed by Robin Dougherty. movies, film, reviews
By Robin Dougherty [May 25, 1997]

Good will bluffing Good will bluffing: "Rounders" deals some fine actors a bad hand. Reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek.
By Stephanie Zacharek [September 11, 1998]

"Runaway Bride" Richard Gere and Julia Roberts pair-up for a would-be "Pretty Woman" Part 2, but the thrill is long gone.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [July 29, 1999]

"Run Lola Run" The quick-paced German thriller throbs with jump cuts, zoom shots and the speedy sense of an instinctual filmmaker.
By Charles Taylor [June 17, 1999]

Hong Kong Hollywood 'Rush Hour' is a pale imitation of Jackie Chan's Hong Kong hits.
By Charles Taylor [September 18, 1998]

Rushmore Wes Anderson's RUSHMORE is a work of comic genius. (And Bill Murray's not even trying to be funny.)
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 30, 1999]

The Saint Val Kilmer's brooding, guilt-ridden Simon Templar in "The Saint" is enough to make you long for the cheesy playboy of the original.
By Charles Taylor [May 4, 1997]

"Saving Grace" The British drawing-room comedy meets the pothead flick. Result: Brenda Blethyn gets high!
By Stephanie Zacharek [August 4, 2000]

Total war Steven Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan' brings hell to a theater near you.
By Gary Kamiya [June 30, 1998]

"Scary Movie" Keenen Ivory Wayans attempts a parody of a parody -- unsuccessfully -- in this spoof of "Scream" and its ilk.
By Charles Taylor [July 7, 2000]

"Scream 2" Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'Scream 2' directed by Wes Craven and starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Liev Schreiber.
By Andrew O'Hehir [November 30, 1997]

"Scream 3" The final installment of Wes Craven's trilogy may be too wrapped up in its own cleverness, but it's still a fond farewell.
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 4, 2000]

"Set Me Free" A 13-year-old girl falls in love with a glamorous fictional prostitute in this elegiac coming-of-age story.
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 27, 2000]

"Seven Years in Tibet" Brad Pitt follows the E-Z path to enlightenment in the earnest but sentimental "Seven Years in Tibet."
By Dwight Garner [October 10, 1997]

"Shaft" Samuel L. Jackson's vigilante take on the famous black badass cop fuels a lean, fast and undeniably entertaining remake.
By Charles Taylor [June 16, 2000]

Star-cross'd lovers Star-cross'd lovers: Ben Affleck upstages Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in the clever but clichéd 'Shakespeare in Love'.
By Laura Miller [December 11, 1998]

"Shanghai Noon" Jackie Chan's latest teams him up in 1880s America with Owen Wilson -- and gives a giddy glimpse of what he'll be doing after he gets too old to do his death-defying stunts.
By Stephanie Zacharek [May 26, 2000]

She's All That Mary Elizabeth Williams reviews 'She's All That,' starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [January 29, 1999]

"She's So Lovely" 'She's So Lovely' is a ridiculously conceived, confusedly executed, morally repugnant film.
By Gary Kamiya [September 29, 1997]

"Show Me Love" In Sweden, this little film about lesbian teenagers was as big as "Titanic."
By Charles Taylor [October 18, 1999]

"Simpatico" Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges lead this adaptation of Sam Shepard's play about broken promises, not-quite-abandoned dreams and silky smooth corruption.
By Charles Taylor [February 3, 2000]

"A Simple Plan" avoids the shallow grave 'A Simple Plan' offers a brutally realistic portrayal of what can happen when upright people take one wrong turn.
By Charles Taylor [December 11, 1998]

Simply Irresistible Mary Elizabeth Williams reviews 'Simply Irresistible,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [February 12, 1999]

Great escapes As cheap and predictable as a discount package tour, "Six Days, Seven Nights" is still a terrific getaway.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 11, 1998]

"The Sixth Sense" A clumsy supernatural thriller searches -- and searches and searches -- for the soul of a little boy, but finds only the edge of exploitation.
By Charles Taylor [August 5, 1999]

"The Skulls" Evil lurks in the hallowed halls of higher education; so does lousy dialogue.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 30, 2000]

Word up Two new films, 'Slamnation' and 'Slam,' celebrate -- and exaggerate -- the power of spoken word"
By Hank Hyena [October 23, 1998]

"Sleepy Hollow" This Ichabod is a tortured, if not terribly bright, goth dreamboat.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 18, 1999]

"Sliding Doors" Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'Sliding Doors', directed by Peter Howitt and starring Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, and John Lynch.
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 24, 1998]

Redneck gothic The strange hero of "Sling Blade" is Forrest Gump with a murderous past.
By Dwight Garner [March 7, 1997]

Nomad's land Slums of Beverly Hills' is a gritty, nostalgic trip through the wrong side of 90210.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [August 28, 1998]

Toy gory How much mayhem can a bunch of foot-high action figures incite? In 'Small Soldiers,' plenty. Review by Scott Rosenberg.
By Scott Rosenberg [July 10, 1998]

"Small Time Crooks" The latest from Woody Allen is an enjoyable trifle -- but Tracey Ullman and Elaine May walk off with the picture.
By Charles Taylor [May 18, 2000]

Smilla's Sense of Snow Robin Dougherty reviews the movie "Smilla's Sense of Snow"
By Robin Dougherty [April 14, 1997]

"South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" Beneath the veneer of fake dicks and fart jokes, it's really a righteous paean to saying whatever the hell you want.
By Stephanie Zacharek [July 1, 1999]

"Space Cowboys" Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones and a bunch of their withering old buddies are dying to go into space.
By Andrew O'Hehir [August 4, 2000]

"The Spanish Prisoner" Charles Taylor reviews 'The Spanish Prisoner,' directed by David Mamet and starring Campbell Scott and Steve Martin
By Charles Taylor [April 10, 1998]

Spawn "Spawn", the big new special effects summer pic based on the comic book series, is a witless exercise in reheating leftovers.
By Laura Miller [September 1, 1997]

Speed 2 Director Jan De Bont messes with a successful formula, and somewhere, Keanu is laughing.
By Charles Taylor [July 13, 1997]

Spice World The five babes from Britain serve up sass and song in a vacuous debut that looks like one long, convoluted music video.
By Lori Leibovich [January 23, 1998]

Melrose vs. the monsters The incoherent film version of Robert Heinlein's 'Starship Troopers' lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions.
By Scott Rosenberg [November 7, 1997]

"Steal This Movie" This disgraceful biopic reduces yippie Abbie Hoffman to slogans and stunts.
By Charles Taylor [08/18/00]

"Stigmata" A damp, shallow thriller gives that old-time religion the MTV treatment.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [September 9, 1999]

"Stop Making Sense" Fifteen years later, the delightful Talking Heads concert pic is still the kind of miracle movie that comes about once in a lifetime.
By Stephanie Zacharek [September 15, 1999]

The Robyn Hitchcock hour The Robyn Hitchcock Hour: Jonathan Demme's mesmerizing documentary 'Storefront Hitchcock' brings an unlikely pop singer to the silver screen.
By Mark Athitakis [November 25, 1998]

"The Story of Us" This Bruce Willis-Michelle Pfeiffer breakup story doesn't have one.
By Stephanie Zacharek [October 14, 1999]

"The Straight Story" Forget the G rating -- this road movie is as weird as David Lynch gets.
By Charles Taylor [October 14, 1999]

"Stuart Little" The beloved book about a mouse with human parents becomes a small wonder of a family movie.
By Stephanie Zacharek [December 16, 1999]

"Sugar Town" John Taylor, Michael Des Barres and Martin Kemp play -- what else? -- faded '80s rock titans in this slight L.A. music-biz satire.
By Daniel Mangin [September 16, 1999]

Sunday Jonathan Nossiter's brilliant "Sunday" illuminates the mystery of life on earth.
By Andrew O'Hehir [October 19, 1997]

"Superstar" A clumsy nerd enters the pantheon of "Saturday Night Live" characters made into lame movies.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [October 7, 1999]

"Sweet and Lowdown" Rising star Samantha Morton shines in this charming, finely crafted film from Woody Allen.
By Stephanie Zacharek [December 2, 1999]

The Sweet Hereafter Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'The Sweet Hereafter' directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Ian Holm, Sarah Polley and Bruce Greenwood.
By Stephanie Zacharek [December 24, 1997]

"The Talented Mr. Ripley" Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law star in a deluxe version of Patricia Highsmith's creepy classic.
By Charles Taylor [December 23, 1999]

"Teaching Mrs. Tingle" Kevin Williamson wrote "Scream," "Dawson's Creek" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," but his first feature as a director should have stayed in his desk.
By Andrew O'Hehir [August 19, 1999]

One shrew thing The Bard gets the teen-flick treatment in '10 Things I Hate About You'.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [April 1, 1999]

Dumb and somewhat less dumb Dumb and somewhat less dumb
By Charles Taylor [June 30, 1998]

The Thin Red Line The big dead one: What was supposed to be Terrence Malick's long-awaited comeback is instead a cliched, self-indulgent throwback to the '70s. Reviewed by Charles Taylor
By Charles Taylor [January 8, 1999]

"The 13th Floor" Between the 12th floor and the 14th floor, boredom awaits!
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 27, 1999]

"The Thomas Crown Affair" Glamorous settings, glamorous clothes, glamorous sex: This remake is a deluxe vacation for adults, frills included.
By Charles Taylor [August 10, 1999]

A Thousand Acres'A Thousand Acres' -- starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange and Jennifer Jason Leigh -- X-rays Jane Smiley's novel to reveal its soap-opera skeleton.
By Gary Kamiya [October 19, 1997]

"Three Kings" The stylish, almost hallucinatory war movie promotes director David O. Russell from indie grunt to Hollywood sharpshooter.
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 30, 1999]

Poetry in motion Tony Bui's "Three Seasons" is a cinematic love poem to Vietnam.
By Andrew O'Hehir [May 6, 1999]

"3 Strikes" The loosey-goosey South Central romp could use a translator for Clueless White People, but it's packed with physical comedy yuks.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 2, 2000]

Glub, glub, glub: "Titanic" goes under Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'Titanic,' directed by James Cameron and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 30, 1997]

"Titus"Like so many self-conscious directors, Julie Taymor wrecks Shakespeare's already disastrous play with her own horrific vision.
By Charles Taylor [January 6, 2000]

Stale Bonding Charles Taylor reviews 'Tomorrow Never Dies' directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh.
By Charles Taylor [December 19, 1997]

Met expectations The 10 best movies of 1998
By Charles Taylor [November 30, 1998]

Out of "Touch" Paul Shrader's new movie about faith healing fails to inspire.
By Meg Cohen Ragas [March 14, 1997]

Ballad of a fat man Orson Welles' recently reissued noir classic 'Touch of Evil' may be the sleaziest good movie ever made.
By Charles Taylor [September 10, 1998]

"Toy Story 2" Buzz and Woody get warm and fuzzy in Pixar's terrific sequel.
By Janelle Brown [November 23, 1999]

"Trixie" Emily Watson is a malaprop-spouting security guard in Alan Rudolph's latest not-quite-a-movie.
Andrew O'Hehir [June 30, 2000]

True prime He may be pushing 70, but Clint Eastwood just hit his stride with 'True Crime'.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 19, 1999]

"The Truman Show" Jim Carrey breaks out of the comedy routine in "The Truman Show."
By Charles Taylor [May 30, 1998]

"Tumbleweeds" Mom just wants to have fun, daughter sulks. Haven't we seen this movie before?
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 23, 1999]

"28 Days" Not even court-ordered rehab could save this stumbling drunk of a picture.
By Charles Taylor [April 17, 2000]

"Twilight" Charles Taylor reviews 'Twilight' Directed by Robert Benton. Starring Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, and Gene Hackman.
By Charles Taylor [March 6, 1998]

200 Cigarettes In '200 Cigarettes,' the nostalgic '80s new wave soundtrack is the star, but the love stories get lost in shuffle-play.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [February 26, 1999]

"U-571" Damn the torpedoes! Damn the formulaic modern American action movie!
By Charles Taylor [April 20, 2000]

"Under the Skin" Charles Taylor reviews 'Under the Skin', directed by Carine Adler and starring Samantha Morton and Claire Rushbrook.
By Charles Taylor [May 21, 1998]

"Up at the Villa" The new film from the folks who gave us "Angels and Insects" is strictly "Minor Piece Theatre."
By Michael Sragow [May 4, 2000]

"U-Turn" In his film, "U-Turn", Oliver Stone takes a vacation from his usual political passions -- in an Arizona town full of depraved inbreds.
By Michelle Goldberg [October 3, 1997]

No fangs A review of the movie 'John Carpenter's Vampires,' starring James Woods, by Laura Miller
By Laura Miller [October 30, 1998]

The Van Salon Magazine: A review of the film 'The Van' directed by Stephen Frears and starring Colm Meaney and Donal O'Kelly, based on the novel by Roddy Doyle, reviewed by Charles Taylor
By Charles Taylor [July 13, 1997]

The glam that fell to earth Todd Haynes' opulent ode to the glam-rock era may be 50 percent polyester, but it's full of heart.
By Stephanie Zacharek [November 6, 1998]

"The Virgin Suicides" Sofia Coppola finds the bare-bones poetry of Jeffrey Eugenides' novel.
By Stephanie Zacharek [April 20, 2000]

Volcano A review of the movie "Volcano," directed by Mick Jackson and starrying Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche. Reviewed by Gary Kamiya.
By Gary Kamiya [May 25, 1997]

Lights, camera, WAR! Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'Wag the Dog' directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Anne Heche.
By Andrew O'Hehir [January 9, 1998]

Washington Square Agnieszka Holland's admirably faithful version of Henry James' "Washington Square" puts the novel under glass.
By Laura Miller [October 10, 1997]

"The Wedding Singer" Stephanie Zacharek reviews 'The Wedding Singer' directed by Frank Coraci and starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler
By Stephanie Zacharek [February 13, 1998]

"Welcome to Sarajevo" Charles Taylor reviews 'Welcome to Sarajevo' directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson and Kerry Fox
By Charles Taylor [November 26, 1997]

"West Beirut" Tarantino cameraman Ziad Doueiri's excellent directorial debut tracks teenagers coming of age in a sophisticated city devastated by war.
By Andrew O'Hehir [September 8, 1999]

Kitsch of death Fulsome flowers and gigantic copies of famous paintings make the afterlife of 'What Dreams May Come' an eternity of bad taste. Movie review by Laura Miller.
By Laura Miller [October 9, 1998]

"What Lies Beneath" Sure, it's a shameless supernatural thriller, but the showmanship -- and Michelle Pfeiffer -- comes through in the clutch.
By Stephanie Zacharek [July 21, 2000]

"What Planet Are You From?" It's a sad day for cinema when a vibrating penis upstages a perfectly good actress.
By Stephanie Zacharek [March 2, 2000]

When the Cat's Away Charles Taylor reviews the movie 'When the Cat's Away' directed by Cedric Klapisch and starring Garance Clavel and Renee Le Calm
By Charles Taylor [August 11, 1997]

"Where the Heart Is" With an Oprah-book plot and Hallmark sentimentality, the trailer-park melodrama never lets you forget that Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd are hot babes with perfect complexions.
By Andrew O'Hehir [April 27, 2000]

"Where the Money Is" Credit aging bank robber Paul Newman for almost saving this merely diverting little heist comedy.
By Charles Taylor [April 13, 2000]

"The Whole Nine Yards" Attention airline passengers: Don't even bother staying awake for this Bruce Willis gangster farce.
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 17, 2000]

"Wild Things" Michelle Goldberg reviews 'Wild Things', directed by John McNaughton and starring Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon.
By Michelle Goldberg [March 20, 1998]

"Wild Wild West" Playful acting and summer-movie spectacle can't save this Will Smith vehicle from runninng off the rails.
By Stephanie Zacharek [June 29, 1999]

Space opera invaders If you absolutely, positively can't wait for 'Star Wars,' 'Wing Commander' works as frivolous filler.
By Andrew O'Hehir [March 12, 1999]

"The Wings of the Dove" The opulent costume picture 'The Wings of the Dove' proves that a movie can be all dressed up and still have somewhere interesting to go.
By Laura Miller [November 14, 1997]

"Wonder Boys" Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire clash, connect and get baked in Curtis Hanson's literate upscale entertainment.
By Andrew O'Hehir [February 24, 2000]

"Wonderland" Michael Winterbottom doggedly excavates the innate sadness of his characters -- to the point of numbing his audience.
By Stephanie Zacharek [July 28, 2000]

"The World Is Not Enough" God save James Bond.
By Charles Taylor [November 18, 1999]

The color of love Romantic fantasies are indulged in Jacques Demy's touchingly outmoded musical love letter, 'The Young Girls of Rochefort.
By Stephanie Zacharek [September 18, 1998]

You've got malls Nora Ephron's update of "The Shop Around the Corner" rails against corporate chain stores to predictably bland effect.
By Laura Miller [December 18, 1998]

X-Files The movie fans have been waiting for is just a big tease.
By Joyce Millman [May 30, 1998]

"X-Men" Director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects") returns with a moody, formula-defying vision of the biggest-selling comic-book series ever.
By Andrew O'Hehir [July 14, 2000]

It doesn't add up"Zero Effect" trails a paranoid private eye from pretzel-hoarding squalor to gooey love.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams [February 6, 1998]


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