Wine the Flick?! — A Bad Moms Christmas

We’ve barely gotten through Halloween — I know I’m still picking through my kid’s candy stash — and it’s already time to start to talking about Christmas movies. Specifically, the sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas,” which I had the pleasure of seeing and discussing with my old friend, longtime NPR anchor Alex Cohen.¬†Alex and I […]

RogerEbert.com — A Bad Moms Christmas

“A Bad Moms Christmas” arrives in theaters just 15 months after last summer’s surprise-hit comedy “Bad Moms,” and it’s as shoddy and slapped-together as it sounds. And I really liked the original, too. But this feels like a waste of some great, veteran talent, including Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski. Bah humbug, indeed. My RogerEbert.com […]

RogerEbert.com — Bad Moms

I really liked “Bad Moms.” It’s my favorite documentary so far this year. My review of the comedy — which I watched totally sober, I’ll have you know — at RogerEbert.com. Read the review here

The Do-Over

Netflix Unrated but contains graphic language, sex, nudity, violence and drug use throughout. Running time: 108 minutes. One half star out of four. So I actually made myself watch “The Do-Over” for a What the Flick?! review and I actually took notes because I’m a professional, dammit, so I figured, what the hell? Maybe I […]

This Is Where I Leave You

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use. Running time: 103 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Mawkish, self-satisfied and false, “This Is Where I Leave You” strenuously attempts to wring poignancy from its familial clashes and catharsis. More often, it’s cringe-inducing. It’s also massively frustrating as […]

RogerEbert.com — Bad Words

I really wanted to like this movie. I’ve been a big fan of Jason Bateman for years and the premise — a 40-year-old muscles his way into a national spelling bee — had real promise. “Bad Words” is simply trying to hard to shock us. Rather than being funny, most of the rude, crude lines […]

RogerEbert.com — Afternoon Delight

Juno Temple is a stripper with a heart of gold and Kathryn Hahn is the bored stay-at-home mom who tries to coax her down off the pole in “Afternoon Delight.” The film starts out as an honest exploration of a woman’s life and marriage in flux and turns into a judgy, preachy cautionary tale. My […]