This drama about a transgendered teen and her family in New York City has the best of intentions and a strong cast in Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon. But it skims the surface of an emotionally complicated topic and focuses on a romantic history that isn’t nearly as compelling. My RogerEbert.com review. Read […]
Lionsgate Films Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some partial nudity. Running time: 120 minutes. One star out of four. The confused look on the faces of all the characters in the above photo pretty much tells you everything you need to know about “Allegiant” — I’m sorry, “The Divergent Series: […]
In its brutally clear-eyed look at hipster culture and the horrors of middle age, Noah Baumbach’s latest, “While We’re Young,” is funny and sad and true. Put on your bifocals and enjoy my RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
“Birdman” is technically astounding yet emotionally rich, intimate yet enormous, biting yet warm, satirical yet sweet. It’s one of the best times you’ll have at the movies all year and might just be the best movie of the year. A rare four-star review, at RogerEbert.com. Read the review here
Some thoughts on the feel-good Bill Murray drama “St. Vincent,” which I saw and no one else did. It’s kinda terrible.
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
Royal expert Kelly Lynch and I enjoy better chemistry just sitting around chatting over a glass of wine than Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews have while swept up in a passionate and doomed love affair in “Diana.” Kelly is a dear friend of ours who’s a contributing editor at Spin Media and the creator of […]
Naomi Watts and Robin Wright bring dignity to this cougar-tastic tale of lifelong best friends who have affairs with each others’ sons. It’s exquisitely photographed but ultimately melodramatic. As I say in my review for RogerEbert.com, it’s what my mom would have called “good trash.” Read the review here