Post Date Nov 15

RogerEbert.com — Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon Movie Review“Reaching for the Moon,” about poet Elizabeth Bishop’s lesbian romance in Rio, has some strong performances and oozes boldly minimalist mid-century modern style. But ultimately it feels like one of those frustratingly superficial biopics that try to cram in too much without providing much insight. My RogerEbert.com review.

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Post Date Nov 8

RogerEbert.com — Ass Backwards

Ass Backwards Movie ReviewI first saw “Ass Backwards” as a juror at this year’s Outfest film festival and found myself laughing nearly the entire way through — even though the wild scenarios weren’t always all that funny — thanks to the commitment and outrageous chemistry between co-stars, co-writers and longtime collaborators June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson. My RogerEbert.com of this ditzy girl-power comedy.

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Post Date Nov 8

RogerEbert.com — Paris Countdown

Paris Countdown Movie Review“Paris Countdown” is a middle-aged bromance tucked inside a French crime thriller, a slick and brutal B-action picture that finds writer-director Edgar Marie channeling Nicolas Winding Refn channeling early Michael Mann. It all feels familiar but never feels memorable. My Roger Ebert.com review.

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Post Date Nov 2

RogerEbert.com — Free Birds

Free Birds Movie ReviewEverything about “Free Birds” feels perfunctory, from its generic title and holiday setting to its starry voice cast and undistinguished use of 3-D. My RogerEbert.com review of this animated turkey.

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Post Date Nov 2

RogerEbert.com — Capital

Capital Movie ReviewComedian Gad Elmaleh is chilling as the young CEO of a powerful French bank trying to master the various power plays in motion around him. Veteran director Costa-Gavras finds greed may not be as good as it used to be in this financial thriller. My RogerEbert.com review.

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Post Date Oct 18

RogerEbert.com — Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings Movie Review“Kill Your Darlings” plays like a sort of Muppet Babies version of the Beat Poets. The self-serious way these figures regard themselves—and the self-serious way the film regards them—is cringe-inducing, early and often. My RogerEbert.com review.

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Post Date Oct 18

RogerEbert.com — The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate Movie ReviewFor a movie about a larger-than-life personality who shook up the world with his brazenness—and since has had to seek political asylum because of it—”The Fifth Estate” feels unfortunately small and safe. My two-star review of the Julian Assange story for RogerEbert.com.

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Post Date Oct 11

RogerEbert.com — CBGB

CBGB Movie Review“CBGB,” about the birth of the legendary New York City music venue and the punk scene it launched in the 1970s, doesn’t even begin to capture the energy or the brashness of the pop-culture phenomenon it depicts. Too often, it feels like a distracting and inauthentic game of dress-up. My RogerEbert.com review.

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Post Date Oct 11

RogerEbert.com — All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane Movie ReviewThe long-awaited teen horror flick finally hits theaters after a seven-year delay, achieving a bit of a cult fascination in the process. Was Mandy Lane worth the wait? My RogerEbert.com review.

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Post Date Oct 3

RogerEbert.com — Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde Movie ReviewDayton O. Hyde has accomplished so much and enjoyed such a wide range of experiences over his 88 years, it’s as if he’s lived several lives. But “Running Wild” is a rather ordinary documentary about this extraordinary man. My RogerEbert.com review.

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