Bad Education (2004)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 19th, 2004 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Bad Education is a brazen, ambisexual noir that embraces the conventions of the genre while at the same time shattering them with explicit wickedness.

Bad Education is a brazen, ambisexual noir that embraces the conventions of the genre while at the same time shattering them with explicit wickedness.

The Incredibles (2004)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 5th, 2004 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

The Incredibles is just that, well, incredible, and here’s hoping people go and see just that for themselves at their first opportunity to do so.

The Incredibles is just that, well, incredible, and here’s hoping people go and see just that for themselves at their first opportunity to do so.

The Grudge (2004)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 22nd, 2004 - Movie Reviews

The Grudge works, and I’ve got the sweaty palms to prove it.

The Grudge works, and I’ve got the sweaty palms to prove it.

Mean Girls (2004)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 30th, 2004 - Movie Reviews

But with Mean Girls Waters and Fey do what they can to show scrubbing off one’s humanity for a mechanical glassy-eyed façade is something that should be avoided. In the end, life in plastic just isn’t worth the effort.

But with Mean Girls Waters and Fey do what they can to show scrubbing off one’s humanity for a mechanical glassy-eyed façade is something that should be avoided. In the end, life in plastic just isn’t worth the effort.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 19th, 2004 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

It’s a beautiful screenplay overflowing with moments of such sudden, tight-fisted insanity that frequently knocked my socks off, all of its coupled with a poignant purity that’s beyond terrific. As early-year movies go, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind isn’t just a surprise, it’s a bona fide cinematic miracle I’m not ever going to forget.

It’s a beautiful screenplay overflowing with moments of such sudden, tight-fisted insanity that frequently knocked my socks off, all of its coupled with a poignant purity that’s beyond terrific. As early-year movies go, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind isn’t just a surprise, it’s a bona fide cinematic miracle I’m not ever going to forget.

Elf (2003)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 7th, 2003 - Movie Reviews

Elf isn’t Christmas cheer, it’s Christmas excrement, and here’s hoping it finds its way to the sewers as fast as possible.

Elf isn’t Christmas cheer, it’s Christmas excrement, and here’s hoping it finds its way to the sewers as fast as possible.

Alien (1979) (Director’s Alternate Cut)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 29th, 2003 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Alien holds up as if it were made yesterday.

Alien holds up as if it were made yesterday.

28 Days Later… (2002)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 27th, 2003 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Make no mistake, 28 Days Later… isn’t just one of the best films of this year, it’s one of the best I’ve had the good fortune to see this young millennium.

Make no mistake, 28 Days Later… isn’t just one of the best films of this year, it’s one of the best I’ve had the good fortune to see this young millennium.

Wrong Turn (2003)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 11th, 2003 - Movie Reviews

The filmmakers craft a visceral horror film that gets the job done, all of which makes Wrong Turn the right direction to go for a terrifyingly good time.

The filmmakers craft a visceral horror film that gets the job done, all of which makes Wrong Turn the right direction to go for a terrifyingly good time.

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