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DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Running time: 93 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. A few quick thoughts on “Home,” which I inadvertently have seen twice now in less than a week: 1. The first time I saw it was by myself at a screening; the second […]

RogerEbert.com — While We’re Young

In its brutally clear-eyed look at hipster culture and the horrors of middle age, Noah Baumbach’s latest, “While We’re Young,” is funny and sad and true. Put on your bifocals and enjoy my RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

It Follows

Radius-TWC Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language. Running time: 94 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. Back in 2011, David Robert Mitchell wrote and directed a beautiful little indie called “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” which not nearly enough people saw. It was an […]

Cinderella

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Running time: 105 minutes. Three stars out of four. The Cinderella of Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” never wields a samurai sword or a snarky, well-timed quip. She doesn’t transform herself into a warrior princess, nor does she wallow in too-hip pop culture references. She is decent and […]

RogerEbert.com — The Wrecking Crew

This affectionate and respectful documentary shines a spotlight on a group of studio musicians who performed on many of the biggest and most enduring hits of the 1960s and early ’70s. There’s a ton of great music in here, but the movie as a whole can get a little scattered and repetitive. My RogerEbert.com review. […]

Chappie

Columbia Pictures Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity. Running time: 120 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Do you know who Die Antwoord are? I didn’t before walking into “Chappie.” Not really. In retrospect, I’d vaguely heard of the South African rave-rap group because a fellow school mom mentioned to […]

RogerEbert.com — The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The original “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was not exactly great cinema, but it was sweet and safe. It was also a surprise box office hit. Hence, we have a sequel, which feels like as much of a shameless cash grab as “Grown Ups 2.” But these are really, really grown ups. My RogerEbert.com review. Read […]