House of Flying Daggers (2004)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 3rd, 2004 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Always an astonishing visual craftsman, House of Flying Daggers is as impressive as anything Yimou’s ever done. The shifting colors and landscapes flow in and out of one another like a dreamy netherworld, while the tiniest woodland sounds sparkle and hum with the majesty of a symphonic orchestra.

Always an astonishing visual craftsman, House of Flying Daggers is as impressive as anything Yimou’s ever done. The shifting colors and landscapes flow in and out of one another like a dreamy netherworld, while the tiniest woodland sounds sparkle and hum with the majesty of a symphonic orchestra.

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.

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.

American Splendor (2003)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 15th, 2003 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

American Splendor is an absolute delight.

American Splendor is an absolute delight.

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2003 - Movie Reviews

Dirty Pretty Things is one of the year’s best films.

Dirty Pretty Things is one of the year’s best films.

Far from Heaven (2002)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 28th, 2002 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

As a film guaranteed to impress and absolutely assured to make an audience think, Far from Heaven is nothing less than divine.

As a film guaranteed to impress and absolutely assured to make an audience think, Far from Heaven is nothing less than divine.

Adaptation (2002)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 6th, 2002 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

There are far too few films that make me giddy and excited about the art of cinema. Adaptation is one of them. See it at once.

There are far too few films that make me giddy and excited about the art of cinema. Adaptation is one of them. See it at once.

Real Women Have Curves (2002)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 15th, 2002 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Real Women Have Curves is a cinematic experience I’m going to fondly remember for the rest of my life.

Real Women Have Curves is a cinematic experience I’m going to fondly remember for the rest of my life.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 20th, 2002 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Punch-Drunk Love is Sandler’s finest hour.

Punch-Drunk Love is Sandler’s finest hour.

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