• hilton.paris.052504.jpgKingdom of Heaven: Ridley Scott's lawsuit-baiting Crusades epic, starring Liam Neeson andOrlando Bloom. Manohla calls it "curiously disengaged", but Micahel Wilmington disagrees: "It's a war film that tries to sue for peace, less history than a dream of history, filtered through remembered films, the present and a dimly recaptured past."
  • House of Wax: The on-screen murder of Paris Hilton seems to be the raison d'etre for this remake of the Vincent Price classic. Works for us.
  • Crash: A rapturouslywell-reviewed treatise on race relations, starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, and Page SIXSIXSIX's favorite DILF (and ours), Ryan Philippe.
  • Jiminy Glick in Lalawood: Martin Short milks the fatsuit gimmick for what little it's still worth. Satire-riffic? Or just sa-tiring? With a 45 on Metacritic, probably the later.
  • Mysterious Skin:  I don't know what happened to the old James Duval, but, hell, I'll take Joey Gordon-Levitt. Gregg Araki's masterwork-so-far opens on one screen only - Film Forum in Manhattan.