What’s amazing isn’t that Sam Raimi’s follow-up to his 2002 smash is a lot of fun, but instead that it might just be the greatest superhero comic book adventure film I’ve frankly ever seen. Spider-Man 2 is superb.
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.
Alien holds up as if it were made yesterday.
American Splendor is an absolute delight.
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.
Finding Nemo is a timeless film that again establishes Pixar as a true dream team where it comes to computer-animated filmmaking, their latest worth diving into the moment the box office opens and tickets go on sale.
City of God is a story about the nature and structure of continuous poverty and violence and the effects that combination has upon a society free to govern, protect and rule itself. It is Cidade de Deus’ tale, and Rocket, Lil’ Zé, Benny and the rest are only brief chapters in its narrative.
As a film guaranteed to impress and absolutely assured to make an audience think, Far from Heaven is nothing less than divine.
This gigantic undertaking is never anything less than stunning for practically every second of its almost three-hour running time, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers surpassing the considerably large expectations of an over-eager audience at nearly every opportunity.