RogerEbert.com — Two Lovers and a Bear

“Two Lovers and a Bear” does indeed contain two lovers and a bear — and the bear can talk. The story of tortured people (Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan) in a fiery romance in the icy Canadian Arctic is beautiful and strange, and it heads in directions you won’t expect. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the […]

RogerEbert.com — Life After Beth

Aubrey Plaza is game as an adorable zombie who becomes increasingly ravenous in this initially clever comedy. But writer-director Jeff Baena, making his feature debut, presents some inspired ideas and scenarios that ultimately go nowhere. My mixed review, at RogerEbert.com. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The four of us are all on the same page on this overstuffed comic-book sequel: a little more conversation, a little less action, please.

RogerEbert.com — The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” made me long for a low-budget, indie version of the same movie — one that took out all the numbing action sequences and focused instead on the character’s inner struggle. I also realize this is a ridiculous proposal in my two-star review for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — Kill Your Darlings

“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. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Kill Your Darlings

Alonso liked this film about the early days of the Beat Poets — specifically, Allen Ginsberg — way better than I did. I was cringing early and often at its self-seriousness, but really enjoyed Dane DeHaan’s performance.