— Off Label

My review of the documentary “Off Label,” an indictment of Big Pharma that tries to encompass so many people and so many angles in such a short amount of time, it ends up breezing through them and providing glimpses that feel rushed and unsatisfying. Read the review here — David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green’s latest film, “Prince Avalanche,” seamlessly blends the two seemingly contradictory artistic instincts within the writer-director: It has the unhurried pace and richly naturalistic aesthetic of his early, indie dramas with the comic banter and oddball characters of his later work. I very much enjoyed talking with him for a profile about […]

Studio 11 LA — Johnny Depp on The Lone Ranger critics

Lauren Sivan and I discuss the alleged secret cabal of critics who had it in for “The Lone Ranger,” as well as new releases “Elysium,” “We’re the Millers” and “Planes,” on Studio 11 LA. Watch the video

What the Flick?! — Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson and the Something Something of Something. Everything about this movie reminded me of how superior the Harry Potter series is.

What the Flick?! — We’re the Millers

Matt, Alonso, Ben and I pretend to be one, big happy family, but we’re actually quite split on this very R-rated comedy.

What the Flick?! — Elysium

We’re looking forward to the quality health care that will be available to us in the future — a post-apocalyptic future, naturally — in this sci-fi thriller from the director of the excellent “District 9.”

What the Flick?! — Planes

Our biggest disagreement in a long time comes over this totally innocuous “Cars” spin-off which actually put my child to sleep.

On Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and an Army of Critics

You may have read an article in the last day or so in which “The Lone Ranger” stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and producer Jerry Bruckheimer blamed critics for the film’s abysmal showing at the box office, at least in the United States. The action comedy opened July 3 with a paltry $29 million, […]

Movies With Friends — The Act of Killing

“The Act of Killing” has inspired so much passionate praise and such emotional reactions that I knew I had to see it, and I knew it was the kind of meaty movie I’d have to talk about afterward to make sense of it all. Hence, I’m launching a new feature here at Movies With […]

Five Most — First Love Movies

“The Spectacular Now” is a beautiful, subtle and authentic film about two teenagers who wouldn’t seem to belong together; not only do they fall for each other, they actually make each other better. For the most part. Miles Teller as the senior-class party boy and Shailene Woodley as his studious and secure opposite have an […]