This is my favorite part of being a critic: the privilege of choosing the 10 best films of the year. In a year like 2013, it’s incredibly hard to narrow it down to just 10. I probably could have picked 10 more, easily — but the internal debate is part of the fun. I hope […]
Ah, the assembly of the annual worst-films list. One of my Twitter followers asked me why I felt the need to engage in this torturous exercise. Trust me, I love movies and feel hugely privileged to be able to write about them for a living. But reflecting on the worst movies of the year along […]
Paramount Pictures Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence. Running time: 119 minutes. Two stars out of four. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is so scattershot in its stream-of-consciousness sense of mayhem, it makes the original “Anchorman” look like a John le Carre adaptation by comparison. Now, I know […]
Lots of big end-of-the-year releases in theaters now, including the much-anticipated sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Lauren Sivan and I whip out the big up-dos to discuss. Watch the video here
“American Hustle” is absolutely one of the best films of the year in a year packed with great films. David O. Russell’s ’70s crime romp is ridiculously entertaining in all the best possible ways. My rare four-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve tear each other apart in spectacularly verbal fashion in “Some Velvet Morning,” writer-director Neil LaBute’s return to the kind of blackheartedness with which he made his name. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
The erotic thriller “Trap for Cinderella” is neither erotic nor thrilling, but rather reliant on cheap nudity and multiple mistaken-identity switcheroos in hopes of keeping us on edge. It’s essentially “Single White Female” with Hitchcockian aspirations. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
We all had a complete blast at “American Hustle,” one of the year’s best films and one that will appear very high on both Alonso’s and my top 10 lists.
Matt is a Tolkien purist, so he really disliked the second of Peter Jackson’s three films based on “The Hobbit.” I admittedly haven’t read any of these books and am not a fan of the films, so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed myself. We had a fun little debate.
It’s an infomercial by Disney, for Disney, about Disney. Alonso, Matt, Ben and I review the cheery and self-congratulatory “Saving Mr. Banks,” which is (knda-sorta) about the making of “Mary Poppins.”