Wine the Flick?! — Happy Death Day

We’re back with another Wine the Flick?! I got such a great response to the first video I did with Lauren Sivan about “American Made” that I wanted to try it again. This time, my friend David Park — an actor, comedian and improv guru — joins me at the ArcLight Hollywood for a screening […]

RogerEbert.com — It

Dear lord, is this movie scary — especially if you have a fear of clowns, which is totally understandable, because they’re creepy. But the latest adaptation of the iconic Stephen King novel is just as effective as a coming-of-age drama, with strong performances from a well-chosen cast of young actors. See it … if you […]

RogerEbert.com — Raw

It’s French cannibalism as feminist manifesto, and it’s one of the year’s most daringly alive films. The debut feature from brilliant writer-director Julia Ducournau is a celebration of female power—of realizing who you are, what you want and how to go after it, albeit with brutally bloody results. My rave, at RogerEbert.com. Read the review […]

RogerEbert.com — XX

“XX” begins with a promising premise: It’s a horror anthology consisting of four short films by women, about women. But the result is frustratingly inconsistent. Each film has its moments, but some are way stronger than others. Still, it’s encouraging to see so many women in one place working in what traditionally has been a […]

RogerEbert.com — Split

This psychological thriller marks a return to form for M. Night Shyamalan, featuring a tour de force performance from James McAvoy as a kidnapper suffering from multiple personality disorder. The big twist is, there is no big twist: It’s just a suspenseful, well-acted film. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The Other Side of the Door

This Mumbai-set horror flick might be trying to make a point about American exceptionalism. Mostly, though, it’s pseudo-Hindu mumbo jumbo. It also wasn’t shown to critics before opening day, which is never exactly a sign of confidence. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The Boy

January continues unabated with “The Boy,” a horror movie which was not shown to critics before opening day. It’s about a young woman who takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old boy at a towering, Gothic estate in the English countryside, only to find out that the boy isn’t really a boy at […]

RogerEbert.com — Knock Knock

The moral of the story is: When two hot, much younger women knock on your door, scantily clad and stranded during a rainstorm, you probably shouldn’t have sex with them, tempting as that may be. The latest from horror veteran Eli Roth builds sly tension for the first half, then goes haywire and gets tedious […]

Goodnight Mommy

Radius-TWC Rated R for disturbing violent content and some nudity. Running time: 99 minutes. Four stars out of four. You shouldn’t be reading this review. I shouldn’t even be writing it. Every time I’ve recommended “Goodnight Mommy” to someone, I’ve warned that person not to read anything about it beforehand — just to trust me, […]

RogerEbert.com — Insidious: Chapter 3

“Insidious: Chapter 3” is shockingly good — especially for the third movie in a horror franchise. Rather than repeating himself, writer, co-star and first-time director Leigh Whannell sets this one up as a prequel, and puts the exceedingly bad-ass Lin Shaye front and center. It’s got several serious jumps but also a significant emotional undercurrent. […]