10 Best Films of 2016

I realize I haven’t written nearly enough reviews this year and I have a million excuses for that: being busy with Nic’s school, his skating, my skating, What the Flick?!, various radio shows, trying to read actual books. But I promise you I see everything, and I keep a running list of potential top-10 contenders […]

RogerEbert.com — Aloha

Cameron Crowe’s latest, “Aloha,” is so baffling that I’m not even going to bother trying to explain the plot to you here. But it definitely shows the signs of massive re-editing, and not in a good way. Maybe a great film is hidden in there somewhere. We’ll have to wait for the director’s cut to […]

Studio 11 LA — San Andreas, Aloha

Good to be back on Studio 11 LA. Bob, Lauren and I talked about a couple of different kinds of summer disaster movies: “San Andreas” and “Aloha.” Enjoy. Watch the clip here

RogerEbert.com — Birdman

“Birdman” is technically astounding yet emotionally rich, intimate yet enormous, biting yet warm, satirical yet sweet. It’s one of the best times you’ll have at the movies all year and might just be the best movie of the year. A rare four-star 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

Revisiting The Croods

We’re going to dig deep into the archives — all the way back to March — for this review of “The Croods,” which is out on DVD today. This is one of the first films that I clearly recall Nicolas recognizing from the posters and billboards long before we actually saw it. And then after […]