RogerEbert.com — Rocks in My Pockets

Latvian-born artist Signe Baumane dares to trace the origins of her depression and suicidal urges throughout her family, and she does so through colorful animation and darkly humorous narration. Her film is both bold and exhausting, but Baumane’s candor is refreshing. My mixed RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — Elena

The documentary “Elena” is intimate and impressionistic but ultimately a little self-indulgent as it explores the transcendent nature of the sisterly bond. But what begins in beautiful, intriguing fashion ends up feeling surprisingly dull. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Hollywood’s Biggest Morning

Oscar nominations morning is actually really fun, despite the ungodly hour. For years, I’d cover the nominations from the Academy on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills alongside all the other reporters and producers. Everyone’s in a good mood, if a bit bleary-eyed, buzzing on a combination of caffeine and expectation. This morning, I rolled out […]