RogerEbert.com — Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The teens from “The Maze Runner” are still running, but while they cover more ground in this second film in the series, they never really go anywhere. The sequel is bigger in scope, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Plus, by this point, all these dystopian-future, sci-fi dramas based on Young Adult novels are […]

RogerEbert.com — The Maze Runner

In a rigidly structured dystopian future, one plucky teenager dares to think for himself, shake up the status quo and start a revolution. This is a story that has never been told before! Actually, “The Maze Runner” distinguishes itself from the many other YA adaptations we’ve seen lately with a strong cast and a pleasingly […]

RogerEbert.com — The Truth About Emanuel

“The Truth About Emanuel” isn’t even the truth about Emanuel, but that’s at least a vaguely better title than “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes,” as it was known at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. Here’s my RogerEbert.com review of this psychological thriller in which Jessica Biel plays a mysterious, single mom with a secret. […]