Interstellar

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language. Running time: 169 minutes. Two stars out of four. Yes, I recognize the egregious tardiness of this review. “Interstellar” has been out for over a week now. I’ve started and stopped writing about it a good, solid half […]

RogerEbert.com — The Theory of Everything

“The Theory of Everything” is biopic about one of the most brilliant people in the history of the planet, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. He’s a man famous for thinking in boldly innovative ways, yet his story is told in the safest and most conventional method imaginable. Director James Marsh — an Oscar winner for […]

RogerEbert.com — Actress

The documentary “Actress” blurs the line between reality and performance in following its subject, former actress Brandy Burre, a mother of two trying break back into the business. Director Robert Greene takes a look at this inherently dramatic woman in ways that are both unadorned and artful. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — The Theory of Everything

So good to be back with my friends talking movies after a couple of weeks away. One of the biggies during this busy week is the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” which features strong performances but overall is frustratingly conventional.

What the Flick?! — Big Hero 6

“Big Hero 6” is lively and lovely and all kinds of adorable. Not groundbreaking, necessarily, but enjoyable, with themes of friendship and teamwork as well as a dark streak. I actually liked “Feast,” the short that plays beforehand, way better.

Nightcrawler

Open Road Films R for violence including graphic images, and for language. Running time: 117 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Nightcrawler” is a great Los Angeles film and a great media film and a great noir, powered by a supremely creepy performance from Jake Gyllenhaal in what is perhaps the best work of his […]