10 Best Films of 2016

I realize I haven’t written nearly enough reviews this year and I have a million excuses for that: being busy with Nic’s school, his skating, my skating, What the Flick?!, various radio shows, trying to read actual books. But I promise you I see everything, and I keep a running list of potential top-10 contenders […]

RogerEbert.com — Kubo and the Two Strings

The latest stop-motion animation extravaganza from Laika is as poignant for adults as it is entertaining for children. Inspired by a multitude of Japanese art forms, it’s textured yet crisp, frighteningly dark yet radiant with bold color. It’s a classic hero’s journey full of action and adventure, but it’s also an intimate fable about love […]

Interstellar

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language. Running time: 169 minutes. Two stars out of four. Yes, I recognize the egregious tardiness of this review. “Interstellar” has been out for over a week now. I’ve started and stopped writing about it a good, solid half […]

What the Flick?! — Oscar picks

The Academy Awards are this Sunday. Perhaps you’ve heard. Ben, Matt, Alonso and I do our best to predict who will win on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Oscar Picks

Usually by this point in awards season (if not sooner), it’s pretty clear what’s going to happen on Oscar night. Clear favorites emerge, especially in the best-picture category: “Argo” last year, “The Artist” in 2012. But things could go a few different ways Sunday night at the Academy Awards. So! Here are a few thoughts […]

Studio 11 LA — Thor, About Time and more

Lots of movies opening in theaters or going wider this weekend, including “Thor: The Dark World,” “About Time,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Diana.” I break down what’s worth seeing and what’s not with the fine folks at Studio 11 LA. Watch the video here