Paper Towns

20th Century Fox Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity — all involving teens. Running time: 109 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Paper Towns” is a movie that I really liked, but I probably would have loved if I’d seen it when I was 13. If it had come out when […]

RogerEbert.com — Unexpected

The premise may sound like something you’d see on the Lifetime channel: An inner-city high school teacher finds out she’s pregnant at the same time as her star student. But director and co-writer Kris Swanberg’s execution is warm, funny and understated. And the two lead actresses — Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean — are great […]

Ant-Man

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. The end of the world isn’t nigh, for once, in “Ant-Man.” Sure, there are stakes. This is a summer blockbuster, after all. It has to make us care about something of consequence. But the overwhelming, self-serious sense […]

RogerEbert.com — Trainwreck

“Trainwreck” is anything but. It’s a great showcase for Amy Schumer’s distinctive and biting comic voice, but it’s also an opportunity for her to explore unexpected dramatic range. And it’s the first Judd Apatow movie that’s ever made my cry. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Minions

Universal Pictures Rated PG for action and rude humor. Running time: 91 minutes. Two stars out of four. We are a Minion-friendly household around here. My 5-year-old son, Nicolas, loves the Minions so much, he thinks he actually IS one. We’ve been on the “Despicable Me” ride at Universal Studios more times than I can […]

Tangerine

Magnolia Pictures Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use. Running time: 88 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. “Tangerine” is a great Los Angeles movie and a great indie and a great reminder of the possibilities of creativity during a time when everything is […]

Amy

A24 Films Rated R for language and drug material. Running time: 128 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. There’s a scene toward the end of “Amy,” the documentary about the dizzyingly quick rise and fall of Amy Winehouse, that provides a glimmer of hope, even though we’re constantly aware that her demise […]

RogerEbert.com — Strangerland

“Strangerland” is Nicole Kidman’s first Australian indie since 1989’s “Dead Calm.” It is beautifully shot and well-acted but relentlessly bleak. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Magic Mike XXL

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use. Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. The abs are tight in the sequel “Magic Mike XXL” — and the pecs, and the thighs, and the asses — but the movie itself has a loose, shaggy vibe […]

RogerEbert.com — Terminator Genisys

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the role that made him a superstar over 30 years ago in this fifth installment in the “Terminator” franchise. It’s amusing at first, but “Terminator Genisys” turns unfortunately jokey and self-referential, to the point that it borders on parody. Ah-nuld finally has become McBain. My two-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review […]