RogerEbert.com — John Wick

“John Wick” is very much in Keanu Reeves’ wheelhouse. It’s a stylishly cool, dazzlingly choreographed action thriller that allows him to play on his stoic, Zen-like persona but also whip out a deadpan one-liner with detached precision. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The Fault in Our Stars

I will happily admit to having tears streaming down my face as I read John Green’s juggernaut best seller “The Fault in Our Stars.” But the awkward film version felt emotionally inert, despite the lovely, accessible presence of Shailene Woodley. The tween and teen girls are angry about my RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” made me long for a low-budget, indie version of the same movie — one that took out all the numbing action sequences and focused instead on the character’s inner struggle. I also realize this is a ridiculous proposal in my two-star review for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here

Nymphomaniac: Volume II

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 […]