Five Great Bill Murray Performances

Bill Murray’s latest film, “St. Vincent,” isn’t exactly one of his greatest. It’s actually kind of mawkish and cringe-inducing. But we’re glass-half-full around here, so we’re going to seize the chance to turn this into a positive. Murray stars as Vincent, an alcoholic, misanthropic veteran living in a run-down Brooklyn home. He finds his anti-social […]

What the Flick?! — St. Vincent

Some thoughts on the feel-good Bill Murray drama “St. Vincent,” which I saw and no one else did. It’s kinda terrible.

RogerEbert.com — Tammy

Melissa McCarthy has enough clout in this town and in this industry, after standout performances in the massive box-office hits “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Identity Thief,” to make pretty much any movie she wants. She’s used it to make “Tammy,” a comedy she stars in, produced and co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone, who’s directing […]

10 Worst Films of 2013

Ah, the assembly of the annual worst-films list. One of my Twitter followers asked me why I felt the need to engage in this torturous exercise. Trust me, I love movies and feel hugely privileged to be able to write about them for a living. But reflecting on the worst movies of the year along […]

The Heat

20th Century Fox Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence. Running time: 117 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. There’s a running joke throughout “The Heat” in which love-struck men approach Melissa McCarthy’s foul-mouthed detective character and beg to know why she hasn’t called them after she slept […]

What the Flick?! — The Heat

We kinda went nuts for “The Heat.” It is way funnier — and less hacky — than the trailer would suggest.