You feel worse about ripping some films than others. If it’s exploitative dreck or cynical torture porn or a brainless sequel, you just fire away, grateful for the opportunity to vent and to warn movie-lovers to stay away. This is not the case with “Son …
Well, this one took a while to get a wide release. How long? When filming on “Frankie & Alice” commenced, Barack Obama had just been elected president. For the first time. Shot in Vancouver in late 2008 and early 2009, the Halle Berry vehicle “Frankie …
Those who find the films of Wes Anderson off-puttingly mannered and artificial aren’t likely to be converted by “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which plays out, even more than usual, in a peculiar world of its own. If you admire Anderson at his best, though (“Rushmore,” …
RICHARD ROEPER: In this sort-of sequel, the performances are uniformly good, especially Eva Green as a complex, colorful villain.
“Sex and the City” star comes to Chicago to tout her footwear partnership with the CEO of Manolo Blahnik.
The trophy for Steve McQueen’s brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” marks the first best picture Oscar-winning film directed by a black filmmaker.
RICHARD ROEPER: Liam the Great continues his late, middle-age run as the baddest action hero on the plane as a federal air marshal trying to prevent midflight murders.
BILL ZWECKER: The fun-packed film promises a great time both for kids and the adults taking them to see it.
RICHARD ROEPER: Director and star George Clooney turns the story of curators recovering stolen art from the Nazis into an “Ocean’s Eleven”-style caper.
RICHARD ROEPER: The update’s steely exterior is tarnished by a wooden leading man and a weak point of view.
RICHARD ROEPER: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant are easy to like in a remake that nicely captures the rhythms of a relationship.
Sarah Morris, known for her cinematic studies of cities including Miami and Beijing, depicts Chicago with images of systems, signs and surfaces.
RICHARD ROEPER: A beloved book and a skilled cast led by Colin Farrell can’t stop the tide of the overwhelmingly cheesy story.
Gary’s third annual Film Festival is designed to highlight black cinema that is uplifting and inspirational.
Vernon G. Smith, one of the festival’s organizers, does not want young people ensnared in films that lean “towards gangsters and negative kinds of things.”
The festival is set …
Most of the nine nominees for Best Picture don’t stand a chance, and the movie likely to win has been the favorite for a while
The con-artist caper “American Hustle” looked every bit the Oscar front-runner at the Golden Globes, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.