Cinema Review Archive: July 2004

Before Sunset

In 1995's Before Sunrise, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy found romance in Vienna. Now they reunite in Paris, older and less starry-eyed but the chemistry is still there. Richard Linklater once again directs. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Catwoman

When graphic artist Patience Phillips learns a horrifying secret about the cosmetics company she works for, she is murdered by the company's owners. But after being brought back to life by a mystical cat, she is reincarnated as a sexy-outfitted heroine out to seek justice against those responsible for her death. Tiffany Bradford reviews the US theatrical release of Catwoman.

Thunderbirds

The long-gestating live action adaption of Gerry Anderson's classic television series finally comes to the big screen courtesy of Working Title. Aimed at a younger audience with Jonathan Frakes in the director's chair, is it FAB or just heading for disaster? James heads to Tracy Island to find out.

Return, The

Trailing a Golden Lion from Venice last year, plus a variety of other festival awards, this debut film from young Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev has finally arrived in the UK. Natski gets all wound up by the tension.

Twisted

In this suspense thriller, Ashley Judd plays a troubled San Fransisco cop hunting a violent serial killer who appears to have a connection to her. Also starring Samuel L Jackson and Andy Garcia. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Walking Tall

The Rock plays an ex-soldier who returns to his hometown to find it run by organised criminals in this old school action film. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Spider-Man 2

Gary Couzens has reviewed the cinema release of Spider-Man 2 in which the webbed one battles the villainous Doc Ock. A rare thing - a sequel that's at least as good, if not better, than the original.