“The Edge of Seventeen” is a strong successor to John Hughes’ legacy with its mix of biting humor and bittersweet heart. But writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig also dares to go to places that are darker and truer in her feature filmmaking debut. Hailee Steinfeld is just radiant as a high school junior whose hormones and […]
Universal Pictures Rated R for violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug and alcohol use — all involving teens. Running time: 82 minutes. Three stars out of four. If you’re reading this review on your laptop — which you probably are — then you also probably have a bunch of other windows open at […]
Mae Whitman dazzles as the title character — which stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend — a brilliant and quick-witted high school senior who takes that derogatory label and makes it her own. This breezy comedy is Whitman’s “Easy A”: the movie that will make the longtime supporting actress a star. At RogerEbert.com. Read the […]
Matt and I play catch-up with this feel-good football flick, based on the true story of the powerhouse team at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif.
Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore take over the roles that Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie made famous in the 1976 Brian DePalma original. Kimberly Peirce’s remake is extremely faithful to that classic horror film, for better and for worse.
My kid is finally going back to school tomorrow. Finally! I realize that your kids have been back for weeks at this point — at least that’s what all the cute pictures on Facebook tell me. Now, it’s my turn to send young Nic Lemire off to achieve academic greatness in junior kindergarten. In honor […]
A coming-af-age charmer that’s very much worth seeking out.