Oscar Nominations 2016

So it’s Oscar nomination day, an annual event I always looked forward to back when I had a day job. The announcement comes super-early — 5:38 a.m. Pacific time, to be exact, all the better to take advantage of morning TV news programs — but everyone’s in a good mood at the Academy headquarters in […]

RogerEbert.com — Macbeth

Plenty of toil and trouble (and sound and fury) in Justin Kurzel’s viscerally violent and devastatingly gorgeous adaptation of “Macbeth,” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” doesn’t try to make you like Steve Jobs –and that’s what makes it so compelling. Danny Boyle’s film, bursting with super-Sorkiny Aaron Sorkin dialogue, is thrilling and daring and full of fascinating contradictions. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

X-Men: Days of Future Past

20th Century Fox Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language. Running time: 131 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. The “X-Men” movies are, for the most part, a giant blur for me.  I know I’ve seen them all — there’s got to be […]

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 […]

What the Flick?! — 12 Years a Slave

Ben, Alonso and I have a wide range of opinions on Steve McQueen’s brutal but beautifully acted slavery tale. I expect I will be hearing it from some folks for not being completely in love with this movie.