RogerEbert.com — Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is a numbing, soulless spectacle of 3-D CGI run amok. The plagues are fun, though. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Exodus: Gods and Kings

Yet another opportunity to discuss how terrible Ridley Scott’s biblical epic is.

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 […]

RogerEbert.com — American Hustle

“American Hustle” is absolutely one of the best films of the year in a year packed with great films. David O. Russell’s ’70s crime romp is ridiculously entertaining in all the best possible ways. My rare four-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — American Hustle

We all had a complete blast at “American Hustle,” one of the year’s best films and one that will appear very high on both Alonso’s and my top 10 lists.

Studio 11 LA — The Hobbit, American Hustle

One of the best films of the year, “American Hustle,” is in theaters this weekend. So is the second of Peter Jackson’s three films based on “The Hobbit.” Lauren Sivan and I discuss them, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, on Studio 11 LA. Watch the clip here

Out of the Furnace

Relativity Media Rated R for strong violence language and drug content. Running time: 116 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. “Out of the Furnace” is a down-and-dirty revenge picture whose classy cast elevates it above its gritty, grimy trappings. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are chief among them as troubled brothers who […]

What the Flick?! — Out of the Furnace

Alonso, Matt and I are mixed on “Out of the Furnace.” It’s a gritty, grimy genre picture about meth heads and backwoods criminals that’s elevated by an excellent cast including Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson.

Everybody Needs to Calm the F**k Down About Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck will play Batman in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, we learned yesterday, which essentially caused the Internet to implode. My Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of angst-ridden responses to this news, some of which come from legitimately sane people decrying the decision as if it were the end of the world. […]