RogerEbert.com — Vincent N Roxxy

“Vincent N Roxxy” is a nasty little piece of B-movie trash that lacks both the verve to grab you as a guilty pleasure and the artistry to be taken seriously as a dramatic thriller. It wastes talented actors who usually have a welcome presence on screen — Emile Hirsch, Zoe Kravitz, Emory Cohen and Zoey […]

Lone Survivor

Universal Studios Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. Running time: 121 minutes. Three stars out of four. We had a lively debate on What the Flick?! recently about “Lone Survivor,” and whether it’s intended as a propaganda film or an anti-war statement. Ben, Alonso and I had different reactions at different […]

What the Flick?! — Lone Survivor

Peter Berg’s action picture “Lone Survivor,” based on the true story of a Navy SEAL who narrowly lived through a botched mission in Afghanistan, is intense and intimate and beautifully shot. Ben, Alonso and I don’t dispute that. But we do have differing theories as to whether it’s propaganda or an anti-war statement. I’m curious […]

RogerEbert.com — Twice Born

“Twice Born” takes the Bosnian conflict and tastelessly uses it as the backdrop for a melodramatic romance and a twisty mystery involving paternity. The ill-suited Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch struggle to convince us that they’re desperately in love with each other. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

On Gravity, All Is Lost and the Allure of Solitude

Is “All Is Lost” “Gravity” on a boat, or is “Gravity” “All Is Lost” in space? The proximity of the release of these two films — which surely will rank among the year’s best — offers an intriguing juxtaposition. Where would you rather be stranded: floating in the middle of nowhere in the stars, or […]

RogerEbert.com — David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green’s latest film, “Prince Avalanche,” seamlessly blends the two seemingly contradictory artistic instincts within the writer-director: It has the unhurried pace and richly naturalistic aesthetic of his early, indie dramas with the comic banter and oddball characters of his later work. I very much enjoyed talking with him for a RogerEbert.com profile about […]