RogerEbert.com — Wonder

What a wonderful surprise this movie is. It looks like a mawkish family drama about a young boy who overcomes a genetic abnormality and finds some happiness in the world. But it ends up being genuinely moving, thanks to strong performances from Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson and (mostly) understated direction from Stephen […]

RogerEbert.com — Bang Gang

Bored, privileged French teens get drunk and high and engage in wild orgies after school in “Bang Gang,” the feature debut from writer-director Eva Husson. She creates an intimate, dreamlike portrait of angst and longing. But if you’re a parent watching this, you’ll probably think it’s a nightmare. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

This second feature-length film based on the long-running “SpongeBob Squarepants” TV series is as zippy and zany as fans have come to expected. The animated, underwater sequences are a blast. It’s the back-and-forth to live action on dry land that’s the problem. My mixed RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Rio 2

“Rio 2” comes to life during its colorful, lively musical numbers. But then they end, and you realize there isn’t much to the story — despite the many competing subplots. Matt and I aren’t exactly packing our bags and heading down there.