Cricits mostly reviewed producer Jerry Bruckheimer's and director Joel Schumacher's slam-bang track records, pretty much ignoring what was on the screen in front of them. That was the tragic story of a good-hearted, occasionally distracted but utterly determined reporter, who went up against a brutal Irish mob and was assassinated for her pains. Cate Blanchett played the eponymous heroine brilliantly and the film lingers powerfully, touchingly in mind.
Top 10 Everything 2003
Epic times call for epic art, and nothing moved us more than The Return of the King. Other things we loved: Louis Vuitton, William Boyd and BBC's The Office And to the Atlanta group OutKast, we say "Stank you very much!"