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Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News

  1. Mission: Impossible III 2006 Mission: Impossible III will make you jump up and down with exuberance, just like its star. full review
  2. Brokeback Mountain 2005 A story of forbidden love on the range, Brokeback Mountain is acted, directed, written and photographed with heart-pounding beauty. full review
  3. Serenity 2005 A space spectacle resonant with witty dialogue, accessible characters and kaleidoscopic action. full review
  4. Saved! 2003 It puts a new twist on the au courant genre of mean-teen comedies. full review
  5. American Dreamz 2002 As satire, American Dreamz is heavy-handed. As comedy, American Dreamz is hilarious. full review
  6. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Reinforces the talents of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, creator of Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. full review
  7. The Hours 2002 Some moviegoers may interpret The Hours as waving a banner for gay life. Actually, it waves a banner for individuality in a world that does not always sanction such a stance. full review
  8. Merci Pour le Chocolat 2000 A tasty appetizer that leaves you wanting more. full review
  9. Our Song 2000 It says something positive about human resilience under duress. full review
  10. Music of the Heart 1999 Music of the Heart doesn't take you anywhere you haven't been before, but it's still an enjoyable ride. full review
  11. Jack Frost 1998 Predictable! full review
  12. /titles/197819 Warm and likable -- and, during the holidays, warm and likable is often what moviegoers want. full review
  13. /titles/197826 Ms. Stroman's efforts to open up the play lack imagination, and all the musical numbers probably worked better on stage. full review