RogerEbert.com — The Edge of Seventeen

“The Edge of Seventeen” is a strong successor to John Hughes’ legacy with its mix of biting humor and bittersweet heart. But writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig also dares to go to places that are darker and truer in her feature filmmaking debut. Hailee Steinfeld is just radiant as a high school junior whose hormones and […]

RogerEbert.com — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

It’s the final film in the “Hunger Games” saga — no, really it is this time! With the exception of a couple of truly dazzling action set pieces, “Mockingjay – Part 2” provides more of what we saw in “Mockingjay — Part 1”: a lot of wheel-spinning and repetitive imagery. But the stakes are higher […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Lionsgate Films Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material. Running time: 123 minutes. Two stars out of four. Despite its action and revelations, its substantial political allegory and its strong performances from a tremendous cast, “The Hunger Games: Mockingkay — Part 1” still feels like one long […]

Five Great Bill Murray Performances

Bill Murray’s latest film, “St. Vincent,” isn’t exactly one of his greatest. It’s actually kind of mawkish and cringe-inducing. But we’re glass-half-full around here, so we’re going to seize the chance to turn this into a positive. Murray stars as Vincent, an alcoholic, misanthropic veteran living in a run-down Brooklyn home. He finds his anti-social […]

Out of the Furnace

Relativity Media Rated R for strong violence language and drug content. Running time: 116 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. “Out of the Furnace” is a down-and-dirty revenge picture whose classy cast elevates it above its gritty, grimy trappings. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are chief among them as troubled brothers who […]

What the Flick?! — Out of the Furnace

Alonso, Matt and I are mixed on “Out of the Furnace.” It’s a gritty, grimy genre picture about meth heads and backwoods criminals that’s elevated by an excellent cast including Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson.

RogerEbert.com — Free Birds

Everything about “Free Birds” feels perfunctory, from its generic title and holiday setting to its starry voice cast and undistinguished use of 3-D. My RogerEbert.com review of this animated turkey. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Free Birds

Free Birds is indeed a turkey. That’s right, I went there. Ben, Matt, Alonso and I carve into this flavorless animated comedy on What the Flick?!