RogerEbert.com — Storks

“Storks” is shockingly good — way better than it looks. It’s got a zippy, zany streak filled with absurdist asides reminiscent of “Looney Tunes” cartoons. But it also sneaks up on you with genuine emotion by the end. Just don’t look for real-world logic here — and enjoy those awkward conversations with your kids about […]

RogerEbert.com — Kubo and the Two Strings

The latest stop-motion animation extravaganza from Laika is as poignant for adults as it is entertaining for children. Inspired by a multitude of Japanese art forms, it’s textured yet crisp, frighteningly dark yet radiant with bold color. It’s a classic hero’s journey full of action and adventure, but it’s also an intimate fable about love […]

The Secret Life of Pets

Universal Pictures Rated PG for action and some rude humor. Running time: 91 minutes. Three stars out of four. I realize I’m egregiously late in writing about “The Secret Life of Pets” — or any recent movie, for that matter — but I’m playing catch-up after being out of town with my family for a […]

Finding Dory

Disney Pixar Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Running time: 103 minutes Three stars out of four. If there were no such thing as “Finding Nemo” — if there were never a previous Pixar movie, ever — we’d all be blown away by “Finding Dory.” It’s gorgeous. It’s lively. It’s got terrific performances from a […]

Kung Fu Panda 3

DreamWorks Animation Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor. Running time: 95 minutes. Three stars out of four. So vividly immersive is “Kung Fu Panda 3” — so vibrant, so tactile — it will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a fully realized world. And then once you’ve stepped […]

RogerEbert.com — Boy and the World

The animated Brazilian film “Boy and the World” may look simple, but as it unfurls and takes hold, it’s dazzling in its colors and aesthetics. As a parable about the perils of industrialization, it’s not the most subtle, but it’s always a wonder to watch. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The Peanuts Movie

I am the target audience for “The Peanuts Movie.” I was all in. So it brings me no joy to report to you that it’s a rather safe repackaging of material you’ve seen before. Bring on the angry hordes. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Inside Out

Disney/Pixar Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. Running time: 94 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. Here’s the main difference between me and my 5-year-old son. I mean, clearly, there are many, including the fact that someday soon he’ll be able to reach items on the high shelves in […]

RogerEbert.com — Penguins of Madagascar

“Penguins of Madagascar,” a spin-off from the “Madagascar” franchise, is zippy and zany and much funnier than you might expect. I laughed the whole way through — because the vast majority of the humor is for us and not our kids. Still, this animated comedy is super family-friendly. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The King and the Mockingbird

This beautiful and beautifully strange animated film, which originally was released in France in 1980, has taken a long and tortured road to reach the United States. It’s a surreal satire of the perils of tyranny, told in twisted fairy tale form. Try and find it if it comes anywhere near you. My RogerEbert.com review. […]