Oscar Picks 2016

I realize I said this last year. But it really could go a few different ways at the Academy Awards, at least in the best-picture category. That makes things kind of fun — even though I know my pick for the best movie of the year won’t take home the top prize. Still, here are […]

10 Best Films of 2015

OK, people. No more cramming in screeners. No more dashing back and forth across town all day to see movies. Time to make the tough decisions about the best films of 2015. I try to keep a list going all year long to remind myself of what I’ve loved, and then I have to kill […]

Room

A24 Films Rated R for language. Running time: 118 minutes. Four stars out of four. This is one of those situations in which mere words seem insufficient in describing a film’s profoundly moving power. I can tell you this much, plainly and without shame: I sobbed throughout “Room,” about a mother and her 5-year-old son […]

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

10 Best Films of 2013

This is my favorite part of being a critic: the privilege of choosing the 10 best films of the year. In a year like 2013, it’s incredibly hard to narrow it down to just 10. I probably could have picked 10 more, easily — but the internal debate is part of the fun. I hope […]

Don Jon

Relativity Media Rated R for strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, language and some drug use. Running time: 90 minutes. Three stars out of four. Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns the gym-tan-laundry routine into an art form with “Don Jon,” his vibrant and viciously profane directorial debut. Gordon-Levitt, who also wrote the script, stars as […]

What the Flick?! — Don Jon

It’s gym-tan-laundry all day, baby, as we review Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directing debut “Don Jon.”

What the Flick?! — Short Term 12

We all went a little nuts for the great indie drama “Short Term 12,” featuring a long-overdue lead performance from the versatile Brie Larson.

RogerEbert.com — Short Term 12

Set in a foster-care center for troubled teens, the indie drama “Short Term 12” could have been painfully mawkish. Instead, it’s powerful in its understatement. I loved reviewing this small gem for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here