John Boorman's "The General," starring Jon Voight (left) and Brendan Gleeson, is a consummate film portrait of a modern-day thief and the society that produced him -- and, in a weird way, made him a star.

"In Dreams" stars Annette Bening as a partly psychic New England mother whose mind may have been invaded by the dreams of an insane serial killer, played by Robert Downey, Jr.

Set in deadly World War II battlefields and full of destruction, Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line," unlike "Saving Private Ryan," finds no redemption in warfare.

"You've Got Mail," starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as rival New York bookstore owners who fall in love through e-mail, doesn't quite reach its sweet and witty goals.

"Star Trek: Insurrection" tries for a blend of humor, political fable and idealistic romance, but sinks into silly comic book preachiness.

A showcase for Jane Horrocks' considerable talent, " Little Voice" tries to strike the right balance between realism and stylization.

"A Bug's Life" takes the plunge and shoves our faces in the dirt again, in a magical animated story about the liberation struggles of ants.

The volatile marriage of celebrities and the media who report on them is the subject of Woody Allen's new movie, "Celebrity," set in a false, sparkly, hectic world.

Though perhaps a little too long, "Meet Joe Black," starring Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt, has the impeccable production, cinematography and casting to make for a beautiful film experience.

"The Siege," starring Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington in another far-fetched movie of terrorist conspiracy in New York, moves so fast we may just try to hang on for the ride.

Leave it to director John Carpenter to restore the gore to the vampire genre, pulling no punches in the action-packed and blood-soaked "John Carpenter's Vampires."James Woods and Thomas Ian Griffith star.