Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Whoa! For several minutes in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, there's actually an inkling of character development. While creator George Lucas doesn't get too carried away fleshing out his dark hero, he manages to insert  ...

Evita – Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice

Evita (Original London Cast) (Elaine Paige) Evita is so much more than "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." Not that the song isn't extraordinary. It is. Even those who haven't seen Andrew Lloyd  ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The opening shot of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban shows the hero in his darkened bedroom, and plenty of movement among the blankets. Said one adult viewer, "It give new meaning to the phrase, ‘playing with his  ...

The Prince & Me

Never mind that The Prince & Me is utterly predictable. It’s also utterly charming. Director Martha Coolidge, writers Katherine Fugate, Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and stars Julia Stiles and Luke Mably update a familiar premise with loads of  ...

The Perfect Score

The Perfect Score comes up short both as a teen flick and as a caper. While it might have marginal appeal to a certain young audience, watching it is certainly less engaging than actually taking the SAT, the infamous  ...

The Fog of War

Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy At only one point does Robert S. McNamara cry in The Fog of War. It’s when he talks about the 1963  ...

Stuck on You

It’s not easy to be nice and funny at the same time, but filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have done it. Stuck on You, an unorthodox, sweet tale of conjoined twins, takes the Farrelly’s trademark blend of comic themes  ...

In America

A 10-year-old Irish girl new to the United States mournfully warbles Desperado during a performance at her Catholic school in New York. It’s a riveting moment that embodies her myriad experiences, and those of her immigrant family, in director  ...

Haunted Mansion

Parents are likely to view The Haunted Mansion as a fairly inoffensive way for their kids to spend 98 minutes. It has a weird semblance of a story and some sporadically nifty special effects. It’s never vulgar or violent.  ...

Autumn Spring (Babi Leto)

After seeing Autumn Spring, the reasoning for the film’s awkward title becomes clear. Its protagonist is a sweet, irrepressible 76-year-old who acts more like a wry teenager than a tired soul wasting away his sunset years. For one thing,  ...