RogerEbert.com — Novitiate

“Novitiate” marks the ambitious, assured feature filmmaking debut of Margaret Betts, who takes on a topic that may sound dull — nuns in flux during the ideological shift of the Catholic Church’s Vatican II — and makes it quietly riveting. Betts explores the mystery and ecstasy of faith with zero judgment. And Melissa Leo is […]

RogerEbert.com — Wonderstruck

Despite its visual delights — the gorgeous cinematography, the rich costumes, the vivid sense of place — “Wonderstruck” is a rare disappointment from Todd Haynes. He bounces back in forth in time in telling the story of two young people who run away to New York City 50 years apart, but their eventual connection lacks […]

RogerEbert.com — Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” only looks like a tasteful and refined period drama. It’s actually sexy as hell, tackling some daring themes and aiming to shake you up. And its stars — Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote — have crazy chemistry with each other. Please enjoy my RogerEbert.com review. Read the […]

Wine the Flick?! — Happy Death Day

We’re back with another Wine the Flick?! I got such a great response to the first video I did with Lauren Sivan about “American Made” that I wanted to try it again. This time, my friend David Park — an actor, comedian and improv guru — joins me at the ArcLight Hollywood for a screening […]

RogerEbert.com — My Little Pony: The Movie

Oh, man are the Bronies mad at me for my review of the “My Little Pony” movie. Sorry, my dudes, but it is not good. It’s likeĀ eating a giant bag of Skittles, then throwing it all up in a fit of sugar-induced nausea. So if you’re down for that, have at it. Here’s my 1 […]