Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: The beloved archeologist/ adventurer is back, and although everybody - creators Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, plus Harrison Ford - seems game, the series itself has clearly passed its prime. Shia LaBeouf is brought on as the next generation's swashbuckling treasure-hunter, and Cate Blanchett is a Commie fembot, but the script lets them all down.
- Kent Williams
Standard Operating Procedure: Errol Morris (The Fog of War) examines the atrocities committed against Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. Were they "bad apples" or scapegoats? Morris interviews five of the indicted MPs and creates subjective reenactments, painting a picture of both horror and banality.
- Marjorie Baumgarten