Cinema Review Archive: March 2002

Blade 2

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of Blade 2. Easily surpassing the original, Guillermo del Toro's dementedly OTT film is one of the most guiltily enjoyable films to come out of Hollywood for some time

Ali G Indahouse

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of Ali G in da House. The inevitable movie spin-off of the cult Channel 4 Staines Massive TV Star Ali G, portrayed effectively by Sacha Baron Cohen. However, the film is dull, full of mediocre jokes and an uninspired plot.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Edition

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Edition. Two decades old and still as fresh as paint, E.T.'s classic status seems assured.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Edition is released across the UK and Ireland on 29 March.

Ice Age

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of Ice Age. Fox's latest CGI animation offering is a very enjoyable adventure even if it borrows plot elements from other, more superior efforts.

Son's Room, The

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of The Son's Room. A worthy winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year, Nanno Moretti's film is an incredibly moving meditation on loss, grief and family heartbreak, and highly recommended

Thir13en Ghosts (aka Thirteen Ghosts)

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Thir13en Ghosts, a poor horror movie that's all flash and surface noise but no interest.Thir13en Ghosts is released in the UK and Ireland on 15 March.

We Were Soldiers

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of We Were Soldiers. Another disappointment from the talentless director of The Man in the Iron Mask, this one finds the usually dependable Mel Gibson pick a truly dismal script

Shipping News, The

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of The Shipping News. A tolerably entertaining but badly flawed film, it represents yet another stage in the gradual decline of Miramax

Gosford Park

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of Gosford Park. The Oscar nominated homage to Christie-esque murder-mysteries directed by Robert Altman and featuring a fantastic mostly British all-star cast.

Mothman Prophecies, The

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of The Mothman Prophecies. The seemingly supernatural thriller directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road) and starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney.