10 Best Films of 2017

Narrowing down the best films of the year to just 10 is always a daunting process. There have been so many great movies this year, and I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot more of them than usual as a member of a couple different award committees and, of course, the Los Angeles Film […]

RogerEbert.com — Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” is the best film of 2017. This story of unexpected first love set in northern Italy during the summer of 1983 is lushly beautiful and achingly sad, with pitch-perfect performances from Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. It left me a sobbing mess. Come swoon with me at RogerEbert.com. […]

Entourage

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity and some drug use. Running time: 105 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. The title sequence for the “Entourage” movie is undoubtedly its high point. Glossily shot and smoothly edited with Jane’s Addiction’s “Superhero” blasting in the background, it’s an […]

On Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and an Army of Critics

You may have read an article in the last day or so in which “The Lone Ranger” stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and producer Jerry Bruckheimer blamed critics for the film’s abysmal showing at the box office, at least in the United States. The action comedy opened July 3 with a paltry $29 million, […]

What the Flick?! — The Lone Ranger

Good lord, this movie was a misfire on every level.