It’s the thrilling climax of the “Fifty Shades” series — mainly because it’s so deliriously bonkers and unintentionally hilarious. My dear friend and former fellow school mom Jen Wang came with me to see the original “Fifty Shades of Grey” — and, like me, she was masochistic enough to read all the books — so […]
The unfortunately titled “Zipper” is the kind of tawdry sex drama you’d watch late at night on cable and hate yourself for in the morning. Patrick Wilson leads a strong cast as a political star on the rise whose obsession with high-priced escorts threatens to ruin his career ambitions. Sound familiar? My RogerEbert.com review. Read […]
“The Little Death,” an Australian sex comedy that takes its title from the French idiom for orgasm, bops around between various couples exploring their fetishes and fantasies. There are a few laughs but a lot more jarring tonal shifts, as well as an unpleasant streak of sexual assault. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
Universal Pictures Rated R for some strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language. Running time: 125 minutes. Three stars out of four. I liked “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and I am not ashamed. I realize this is not the most popular opinion. The film has plummeted to 26 […]
Any sex tape you’d make at home with the partner of your choice would be hotter than this.
“Sex Tape” is a one-joke movie that feels like a one-joke movie. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, who had an enjoyably raunchy chemistry a few years back in Jake Kasdan’s “Bad Teacher,” re-team for Kasdan as a longtime married couple but strain and flail for laughs that just aren’t there. But the Rob Lowe segment […]
Magnolia Pictures Unrated. Running time: 124 minutes. Two stars out of four. All the humor and humanity that made “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” such an unexpectedly rich and enjoyable experience are long gone in “Nymphomaniac: Volume II.” The Lars von Trier you know and love (or love to hate) is back: cynical, misanthropic, punishing. The Danish […]
It’s never as good as the first time. Alonso and I review the second half of Lars von Trier’s four-hour “Nymphomaniac,” which is far more dark and grim and judgmental than “Volume I.” The cynical, misanthropic von Trier is back.
That wacky Lars Von Trier. Who knew he was funny? Much has been made about the graphic nature of this film, in which Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a sex addict recounting her exploits for Stellan Skarsgard. But not only is it not a titillating experience, it’s also lighter and more playful that you might expect — […]
Maybe playing a troubled young woman wasn’t the best way for Lindsay Lohan to escape being a troubled young woman. My review of “The Canyons” for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here