RogerEbert.com — A United Kingdom

For a movie about two people who loved each other so deeply, they risked losing everything to be together—their families, homes, even their countries—“A United Kingdom” plays it frustratingly safe. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike can do no wrong, but they can only do so much to convey passion in a film that’s well-made but […]

Oscar Picks 2015

Predicting the Oscars was extraordinarily hard this year — harder than I can remember in a long time. Usually by this point, with the Academy Awards ceremony just a few days away, the frontrunners have established themselves pretty clearly. And while this is true (for the most part) in the acting categories, the whole best […]

10 Best Films of 2014

Every year, I say how hard it is to narrow down my best-of list to just 10 titles. But this year, it was especially true. Looking back on my favorite movies of 2014, I definitely see a theme emerging: otherworldly beings on the prowl in the middle of the night. I wonder what that says […]

Gone Girl

20th Century Fox Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language. Running time: 145 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. There’s a particular kind of narcissism that comes with being an only child. You are the confident center of your own universe. You are beyond independent […]

What the Flick?! — Gone Girl

Matt, Bibbs and I all went a little nuts for “Gone Girl.” This is our sans-spoiler review, so we tried to rave sufficiently about the film without giving too much away. But a spoilertastic edition follows, so be sure to watch that, too — but only once you’ve seen the film.

What the Flick?! — Gone Girl Spoiler Talk

Don’t watch this until you’ve seen “Gone Girl”! Seriously. Matt, Bibbs and I go indepth on the film’s many twists and surprises.

The World’s End

Focus Features Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references. Running time: 109 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. Finally — finally! — the most entertaining movie of the summer arrives, just as August is coming to a close. Actually, “The World’s End” might be the best time you’ll have at the […]